What began in 1936 with Otto Dunkel's idea to manufacture interference-free wire spring contacts has developed extraordinarily since the company was founded in 1942.
ODU established itself early on as a globally active contact specialist with currently over 2.500 employees - 1.400 of them at the main site in Mühldorf am Inn. Other production sites are located in Romania, the USA, Mexico and China, for example.
The Mühldorf-based company sees itself as a specialist for high-end connectors and high-quality system solutions. Not least due to its own testing and research laboratories, certified production processes and the high vertical range of manufacture in its own company, ODU is a reliable partner for its customers in all matters with the highest quality and safety standards.
ODU will celebrate its 80th anniversary with its employees at a large company party on July 22, 2022. In spite of the recent difficulties caused by the pandemic, the company’s workforce has upheld its long-standing tradition of working hard and celebrating together. After all, it is ODU’s employees, with their many years of know-how, who will first and foremost write the next chapter of its 80-year success story. A fact that is reflected in the many communal activities that are organized for ODU staff, the family atmosphere within the company, the comprehensive career and further training opportunities on offer, and the high proportion of trainees in twelve technical and commercial professions. To ensure the latter, ODU has established partnerships with the surrounding universities and offers four dual-study programs.