In 1982, Hartmut Ortlieb founded ORTLIEB in Nürnberg. In 1997 the firm relocated to the franconian town of Heilsbronn, not far from Nuremberg. In 2007, Ortlieb celebrated its 25th anniversary. How time flies!
Ortlieb’s first products were dry bags and bicycle panniers hand-made from truck tarps on his mother’s sewing machine in a backyard garage in preparation for his first long bicycle and climbing tours. From these humble beginnings, the company has developed into a leading high-tech enterprise with 100 employees. The collection has grown to include over 300 individual products. Even today, everything is located under one roof: from development to engineering, production, sales and marketing and shipment.
Ortlieb products are 100% water and dust proof, characterised by tightly sealed closure systems: for example roll closures, waterproof zippers, velcro or sliding seal closures and bomb proof construction. Whether your passion is climbing, cycling, walking or motorcycle adventures, Ortlieb have a product for you!