NORTH BRANCH, Minn. (March 3, 2017)—Core Products International, Inc., American manufacturer of braces, supports, orthopedic soft goods and hot and cold therapy is excited to announce the acquisition of Swede-O, a provider of products designed to help prevent and rehabilitate ankle related injuries, effective March 1, 2017.

Both Core Products and Swede-O are well known for manufacturing high quality, innovative orthopedic products. Core Products is well known in the alternative health care and home health care markets while Swede-O has been a leader in the athletic, rehabilitation and podiatry markets.

Core’s president and Ffounder, Philip Mattison, was recently quoted as saying, “We have great respect for the quality and history of the Swede-O product line. Here at Core we are looking forward to leveraging our innovative capabilities, lean manufacturing processes, and marketing expertise to grow the Swede-O brand.”

Early in their history, Swede-O realized everyone’s ankle and/or injury was not the same. That is why they developed different styles of ankle braces to suite almost any situation. They’ve recently expanded beyond the ankle, launching a new line of innovative products to fit most any part of the body. This philosophy aligns perfectly with Core’s Purpose, “Making Your Life More Comfortable!”

Core Products will continue to operate Swede-O from the North Branch, Minnesota location. Customers will place orders and request customer service through Swede-O at 800-525-9339 or Core’s main office at 800-365-3047, by email at,, or online at