Mountain Safety Pioneers
Since the company was founded in 1980 in the south of Munich, ORTOVOX has stood for a sophisticated protection and comfort system for the mountains, characterized by the responsible treatment of people and nature. As pioneers in the avalanche safety field, we have played a key role in the development of emergency equipment for mountain sports. Innovative products, but also targeted training measures, are valuable contributions to making mountain sports a little bit safer and to saving lives every day.
Since 1988, mountain sports apparel made with wool has enhanced the ORTOVOX product range. As wool experts, we have developed a wear comfort system from the first to the third layer that offers the highest functionality, protection and comfort in the mountains through an intelligent combination of natural material with other innovative fibers.
Sustainable management is the hallmark of all of our entrepreneurial endeavors. Commitment to safe and fair working conditions is just as important to this as dedication to the wellbeing of the sheep and the environmentally friendly manufacture of our products.
ORTOVOX sees itself as both a winter and summer brand. The passion for untouched snow on ski tours or freerides propels the brand on in just the same way as shared experiences when alpine climbing, mountaineering or on alpine tours. Friendship characterizes every interaction at the company – within the team, with customers and with partners and suppliers – in the mountains and in everyday life.
Protection is ORTOVOX’s highest priority. As our number one brand value, it is the central focus of all of our activities. Here, protection refers not only to products that protect against the elements in dangerous situations on the mountain, but also includes the protection of humans and nature. Safe and fair working conditions are prime examples of this, as are the highest standards of animal protection on our Tasmanian merino farms.