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ODU is managed by Dr. Ing. Kurt Woelfl (Technical Manager and spokesman of the management board), Dr. Josef Leitner (Commercial Manager) and Denis Giba (Sales Manager). Together, they shape ODU’s motto: With creativity, inventiveness and innovative strength, we actively shape our company’s future and create value for our customers.
ODU pursues a consistent quality strategy that encompasses all stages of the development and production processes and all company divisions. In this context, we place a special emphasis on the control and optimization of our products, suppliers, and customer service. We see ourselves as a learning company – based on open and constructive communication that ensures maximum quality awareness and a high capacity for innovation.
Environmental protection enjoys a high priority at ODU. We are committed to continuously improving our environmental services, preventing environmental pollution and using natural resources sparingly. Our modern production facilities ensure that our manufacturing processes are as environmentally friendly and resource‐saving as possible across all phases. Certified as sustainable in accordance with the 14001 environmental standard.
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