There is magic in every beginning. The inventor Otto Dunkel quickly recognized the magic behind an everyday observation – and used it to develop the world’s first spring contact.
Founded by Otto Dunkel
Founding of the subsidiary ODU USA
Founding of the subsidiary ODU UK
Founding of the subsidiary ODU France
Founding of ODU Shanghai Manufacturing
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Romania
Founding of the Product Development Center (PDC) in Shanghai, China
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Denmark
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Italy
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Japan
ODU opened a new production facility near Tijuana, Mexico. The background to this was the successful American project business, which involved both application‐based and customized products. As in Europe, fully assembled connectors are increasingly being distributed in North America.
The new production building in Sibiu was completed on schedule in September 2018. The new 48,000 m² building offers the company’s 550 employees additional production space (+30% in Phase 1), shorter lines of communication, and a clear structure that provides plenty of flexibility and room for further expansion. Thanks to its high‐quality production processes, the company also continues to develop as a center of excellence for connector and cable assembly in Sibiu.
Founding of ODU Korea Inc.
Direct sales in Taiwan, South East Asia and New Zealand via ODU Hong Kong