The Company

Founded as an “orthopaedic workshop” in 1949 by Herbert MAIERHOFER sen. in Wolfsberg, Kärnten, the company first dealt with the prosthetic care of war and civilian invalids. In the mid-1950s, the SCHMIDL-MAIERHOFER partnership was founded together with Mr. Ferdinand SCHMIDL, who stood down in the mid-1970s, and the Austrian branch of the Otto Bock company (the world’s leading producer in technical orthopaedics) stepped in. Despite the stepping down of Mr. Schmidl, Herbert MAIERHOFER continued to run the SCHMIDL-MAIERHOFER partnership which, along with prosthetic care, developed into a leading supplier of orthopaedic components for the orthopaedic industry. Many local company owners in this field obtained their training at our company and later started their own companies.

In 1988, Mr. Herbert MAIERHOFER jun. (*1962) joined the company, took over the management in 1990, restructuring the company and establishing new company departments.

Today, maierhofer is involved in the production and distribution of medical resources and aids for the injured, disabled and care-dependent. maierhofer develops and produces state-of-the-art prostheses and orthoses.

Thanks to the departments for rehabilitation and wheelchair technology, homecare, wound management and CARE DEVICE Management (care resource management) and its network of modern medical suppliers, maierhofer has developed into a leading and internationally renowned healthcare provider. maierhofer is integrated into the Austrian Centre of Excellence for Lymphology at the Regional Hospital of Wolfsberg and is Austria’s largest service provider in the field of lymphoedema care.

In 1992, maierhofer property installation was established. This is concerned with the interior designing of care homes and clinics. The range of services includes overall conception, planning, provision and installation of fittings and equipment. With over 300 national and international references it makes maierhofer Austria’s largest and most successful provider in this field today.

maierhofer stands for competence, sensitivity, respectability and fairness

maierhofer is certified by the Austrian branch of TÜV SÜD in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. As a partner of all Austrian state welfare institutions, the quality and price of our products are continually controlled. Our customers and patients are either people with severe, physical impairment or disability, or companies and institutions who provide for such people. Our work is based on an optimal provision compatible with the latest technological developments. In order to maintain our current high quality standards in the long-term, we have built up an efficient management team of 60 employees working around the clock. They adhere strictly to our motto – high quality, best service, high level of social skills.