On Super Bowl Sunday, five-year-old Össur user and Challenged Athletes Foundation grantee Braylon O’Neil was featured in Microsoft’s first ever Super Bowl commercial.
Össur is pleased to announce that World-Record holder and Paralympian Richard Browne, Jr. is the latest elite athlete to join Team Össur.
20 December 2013
Össur and Paralympic gold medalist and marathon runner Richard Whitehead have extended their Team Össur partnership through 2016. Richard is not only a World Record holder in both full and half marathons, but one of the world‘s best sprinters, and the current Paralympic and World Champion in the 200m T42 class. Last August, Richard accomplished the amazing feat of running 40 marathons in 40 days when he ran the length of Great Britain.
Össur and Richard have partnered for a number of years, and the Össur UK technical team has supported him every step of the way. Össur is proud to continue supporting Richard through his many accomplishments, including his goal of competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
19 December 2013
Thank you as always for your support, collaboration and inspiration. This year, we have been as busy as ever, improving people’s mobility with products and services that make a real difference.
A big round of applause goes to all our partners and Team Össur members for their outstanding endeavors. Their achievements remind us all how proud we are to be in this business. Our sponsored athletes once again dominated the winners’ podium at the IPC World Championships in July. Co-hosting with the fantastic Challenged Athletes Foundation, we had a successful running and mobility clinic in October for survivors of the Boston bombings. In September, we supported Richard Whitehead as he ran the length of the UK, the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days. We were also very excited to be named an official provider to “Walking with the Wounded” on their 2013 expedition to the South Pole.
From a strategic perspective, we were pleased to strengthen our operations with the acquisition in October of TeamOlmed, Sweden's largest provider of O&P solutions. With more than 300 employees in a number of patient care centers, TeamOlmed is already making a valuable contribution to our business. We also warmly welcome our new colleagues from other companies acquired in 2013 in Norway and Brazil.
Product-wise, we have seen some significant launches in 2013, including the Unity advanced vacuum suspension system, which has been very well received, and an updated version of our flagship ligament brace CTi. We continue to focus our efforts keenly on our premium designs, always pushing for greater innovation and better outcomes. Moving forward, we will be dividing our bracing and supports range and creating a dual emphasis on OA solutions, helping people living with osteoarthritis to access a more active lifestyle; and Injury solutions, for those recovering from injuries.
Thanks again for your involvement with Össur, it’s been a pleasure. We hope you enjoy the holidays and wish you a very healthy and happy new year.
Össur President and CEO
29 October 2013
On a perfect weekend in sunny La Jolla, CA, Össur employees actively participated in all the festivities at the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC).
14 October 2013
The Össur EMEA warehouse, located in Eindhoven, recently won second place in the “Safest Warehouse“ in The Netherlands competition.
10 October 2013
Boston, MA – Össur, in partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, shined this past weekend in Boston, Massachusetts.
1 October 2013
Team Össur cyclist Jody Cundy was in action in the 2013 National Track Championships at the Manchester Velodrome last week.
4 October 2013
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved and stay involved in sports,
13 September 2013
Helgi Sveinsson, Gold medal winner in javelin at the recent IPC Athletics World Championships, has joined Team Össur.
3 September 2013
Nordic Business Report has published a list of 20 greatest business thinkers in the Nordics.
9 September 2013
Össur CEO, Jon Sigurðsson caught up with Team Össur Athlete Richard Whitehead yesterday in his home town of Nottingham