Unrivalled quality for more than 50 years.

Our history

OPHARDT Hygiene is a family owned business group. For more than 50 years, we have been active in the field of hand hygiene, designing and manufacturing dispensing and compliance solutions to meet the diverse needs of our business partners.

Our brands are found in medical facilities and public washrooms around the world. Our technology and designs are featured in products of major global players in the hygiene industry and beyond.




50 years of ingo-man®

Launched in 1967 and continuously optimized, ingo-man® dispensing systems have been supporting health care professionals, the food industry and many more areas of applications in preventing the spread of infections.



Compliance Campus

Our new state-of-the-art training centre for hand hygiene officially opens, focussing on providing practical and innovative ways to simplify the integration of hand hygiene into the daily routines of health care workers and sustainably improve hand hygiene compliance.


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.



OPHARDT Hygiene turns 50

OPHARDT Hygiene celebrates its 50th anniversary providing 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.


Founding of our Philippines location

Founding of our Philippine production site, today the Centre of Excellence for Plastic Dispenser Manufacturing.



Introducing ingo-man® plus

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


Founding of our Swiss location

Founding of our Swiss production site, today the Centre of Excellence for Electronics and Sheet Metal Manufacturing.



Introducing our SanTRAL® series

OPHARDT Hygiene launches the SanTRAL® series, the first complete stainless steel range for hygiene in public areas sets new standards for quality, functionality and durability.


Founding of our Belgian location

Founding of our Belgian Production site, today the Centre of Excellence for Anodizing.



Founding of our Irish location

Founding of our Irish production site, today the Centre of Excellence for Metal Dispensing Systems.


Founding of our Canadian location

Founding of our Canadian production site, today the Centre of Excellence for Pump Technologies and High Volume Automation.



Introducing ingo-man®

The development of the first "hand-crafted" ingo-man® dispenser.


OPHARDT Hygiene founding

Hermann Ophardt founds OPHARDT Hygiene in Germany. Today, our German production site is known as the Centre of Excellence for Washroom Technologies and Data Management.


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