In 1982 todays ORTLIEB sporting goods GmbH was founded by Hartmut ORTLIEB in Nürnberg. Since 1997 the company has its base in Heilsbronn near Nürnberg.
The first products were made in pure personal need for waterproof equipment. Because there was no!
The first ORTLIEB products were by hand and on mothers sewing machine sewed big bags and bicycle bags out of trucker canvas. This antetypes were approved and tested on their first own big bike and climbing trips.
What started with the simplest means has developed to a leading high tech company with 100 employees. The product range of ORTLIEB has grown to about 400 single products. Nowadays everything still exists under one umbrella: from the development over the production to the distribution and the transport.