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History

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.

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2017

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.

2017

2015

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.

2013

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.

2013

2012

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.

2007

Founding of our Philippines location

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

2007

2006

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.

1996

Founding of our Swiss location

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

1996

1991

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.

1983

Founding of our Belgian location

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

1983

1980

Founding of our Irish location

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

1977

Founding of our Canadian location

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

1977

1967

Introducing ingo-man®

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

1962

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.

1962