Vaupel Orthopadie-Technik GmbH

1977: Founded by Klaus Vaupel and his wife Ute Vaupel in Kevelaer am Niederrhein through buying the company Karl Steins
in Wuppertal (wholesaler for bandages and corset components)

1978: Conversion of the sole proprietorship to a limited company (GmbH) and relocation of company head office to Viernheimer Str. 34, Geldern (Vernum district)

1988: Mr Rafael Vaupel started his commercial training in wholesale and foreign trade following successful completion of his vocational diploma.

1991: The small family company acquired the business of Hucklenbroich in Langenfeld and moved to larger premises
at the current address, although initially in a two-storey building in a small industrial park. In the same year, skilled construction mechanic Mr Andreas Vaupel also joined the company.

1998: The company, consisting of a textile business and blacksmith’s shop, was expanded to include a sewing room.

2004: The blacksmith’s shop had to diversify to include the manufacturing of insoles.

2007 The two-storey building (49 c) was already bursting at the seams; the entire industrial park was bought up by Mr Andreas
and Rafael Vaupel. The limited company leased additional premises.

The company is still growing steadily to this day. The company’s ability to always come up with fresh ideas, their awareness of quality, honesty, adaptation, individual service and insole blanks with maximum versatility for customisation are all conducive to creating an ever larger customer base.


Aerial view of the entire complex (May 2014):