ODU is one of the leading international suppliers of connection systems. Our company employs 1,850 people around the world. The group of companies has its headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn, Germany, roughly 80km east of Munich. ODU also has production sites in Sibiu / Romania, Camarillo / USA, Shanghai / China and Tijuana / Mexico.
The ODU Group brings all the relevant industrial skills and key technologies together in one company: design and development, machine tool and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly.
The ODU Corporate Group has representatives for its products around the world and an international distribution network. This network includes nine sales companies in China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan Scandinavia and the USA and numerous global sales partners.
The family owned company is financially independent and was founded in 1942.
This is a unique selling point of ODU technology, along with its high contact density in a variety of different connectors. The requirement here is to maximize the functionality of the surface area.
ODU is also one of today’s technology leaders when it comes to high-frequency and data transmission. Our products set the standards, particularly when it comes to data transmission under harsh environmental conditions, such as in railway, military and security technologies.
We consistently turn this philosophy into reality through our product strategy:
After 75 years, the ODU corporate brand can look back on a successful history that all began with an ingenious idea of Otto Dunkel. The inventive spirit of the founder is the nucleus from which the success of the company grew.
New production facility: ODU MEXICO
ODU opens a new production facility near Tijuana, Mexico. The reason for this is the successful American project business with application- and customer-specific products. As in Europe, completly assembled connectors are increasingly being offered in North America.
Founding of the Product Development Center (PDC) in Shanghai, China
Company-wide quality management
ODU pursues a rigorous quality strategy that includes all stages in the development and production processes and all company divisions. The benchmark for the quality of our products goes far beyond the demand for a flawless condition: each delivery and service must be a convincing recommendation for the customer to continue choosing products from ODU – we always strive for partnerships with perspective.
This is why we attach great importance to inspecting and optimising the products and service quality at ODU. We see ourselves as a learning company. All organisational units improve their process flows continually based on measurable specifications. This includes planning and implementing optimisations as well as an effective efficiency review that measures the results in the framework of a continual improvement process (CIP). Routine workplace, system and product audits document the consistently high quality level that ODU stands for around the world.
ODU's suppliers are also integrated into the quality management chain. They are carefully selected and contribute their unique competencies to our development process. Within our company, open and constructive communication and a willingness to act on their own authority increases the quality awareness of the employees and their capacity for innovation.
Environmental protection enjoys special significance at ODU. Our modern production plants have been designed to guarantee the most environmentally friendly and sustainable production in order to conserve resources throughout all production stages. Environmental aspects also form a central element of all process and product improvements, from the selection of raw materials to considerations of recyclability. ODU is certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.