ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH. founded in Nuremberg by Hartmut Ortlieb in 1982 has today its headquarters in the Middle Franconian town of Heilsbronn. The bike and outdoor company now has 220 employees with a product range of over 500 individual products. All products are produced with high frequency welding techniques at the headquarters in Heilsbronn and are "Made in Germany". Furthermore, they are backed by a 5-year warranty.
ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH is the international market leader in the cycle and outdoor industry for waterproof bike panniers. ORTLIEB products are characterized by closure systems such as roll closures, waterproof zippers, velcro or sliding seal closures. Within Germany, ORTLIEB supplies using its own distribution system directly to specialized retailers in the cycle, outdoor, trekking, expedition, and watersport markets. From the Heilsbronn site ORTLIEB also ships worldwide to long-term distributors in over 40 countries.