Company Timeline



50 Years of ingo-man®: Launched in 1967 and continuously optimized, ingo-man® dispensing systems has been supporting health care professionals, the food industry and many more areas of applications washing and disinfecting their hands, thus preventing the spread of infections.


 Compliance Campus: New Training Centre for hand hygiene opens.

State of the art premises for training sessions and product presentation.

Focus on practical and innovative ways to simplify the integration of hand hygiene into the daily routines of health care workers, thus improving hand hygiene compliance sustainably.




Copper Hygiene Solutions: As an answer to the rising demands for hygiene in healthcare settings, OPHARDT hygiene expands the proven ingo-man® series with a range of products using antimicrobial copper.


Hand Hygiene Monitoring 2.0:
The fully integrated OPHARDT Hygiene Monitoring System® automatically measures the number of hand disinfections and allows the detailed analysis of usage data. This takes monitoring to the next level: Precisely identifying weak spots supports the sustainable improvement of hand hygiene behaviour.





OPHARDT hygiene celebrates its 50th anniversary. Based on the  company’s world-class expertise in dosage technology, OPHARDT hygiene develops into a provider of integrated hygiene solutions for a wide range of applications in the fields of healthcare, public washrooms and industry.

Heiner Ophardt takes over the management, the second generation to lead the company.


Hygiene Compliance Solutions: Introduction of integrated system solutions to support medical facilities in reaching their hygiene goals.




Foundation of the Philippine production site. Expanding manufacturing capacities to meet the customers requirements for versatile dispensing solutions.


Introduction of the ingo-man® plus product range: With state-of-the-art impovements, the new dispenser generation continues the success story of its predecessors in the area of medical hand hygiene.




Foundation of the Swiss production site, today the Center of Excellence for Electronics.
Expanding the expertise in automated production.


SanTRAL® market launch: OPHARDT hygiene's first complete stainless steel  range for hygiene
in public areas sets new standards for
quality, functionality and durability.




Foundation of the Belgian Production site, today Center of Excellence for Anodizing in Maaseik, Belgium.


Due to the rising demand for dispensing systems, production capacities had to be expanded: Foundation of the Irish production site, today Center of Excellence for metal dispensers.




Foundation of the Canadian production site, today the Center of Excellence for Pumps. Expanding the expertise in the area of disposable pumps and customer specific solutions.



The first "hand-crafted" ingo-man dispenser, basis for the company's encompassing medical product portfolio today.




Hermann Ophardt founded the company.