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. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
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.
After 30 years of proven ODU-MAC technology, ODU now markets the new ODU-MAC Blue-Line, which is a whole new power class of the modular rectangular connectors.
Foundation of the ODU Japan subsidiary
Înființarea ODU Danemarca si ODU Italia.
The ODU AMC High-Density is one of the most compact and lightest connectors series brought to market. This innovation sets new standards in the miniaturization of connectors. catapults the connector into a whole new dimension of miniaturization.
Înființarea Centrului de dezvoltare de produse (PDC), în Shanghai, China
ODU genereaza vanzari de peste 100 mil. euro
Dezvoltarea de conectori de curent mare pentru electromobilitate
Infiintarea ODU Romania Manufacturing S.R.L., filiala din Romania
Infiintarea ODU Automotive Inc.
Infiitarea subsidiarei ODU Automotive GmbH
Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU Shanghai Trading.
The ODU MINI-SNAP series is extended into the medical application area with the ODU MEDI-SNAP.
Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU France
Startul seriei de conectori circulari ODU MINI-SNAP
Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU UK
Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU USA
Infiintarea ODU Steckverbindungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, companie de marketing si vanzari
The first circuit board connectors are produced.
ODU begins developing electronic connectors. The ODU CARD series is added to the portfolio. The “card-in-card connectors” enable stack construction even in small devices and are used particularly in control systems where space is limited.
The workforce expands to 140 members; turnover crosses the one million D-Mark threshold
Otto Dunkel GmbH patenteaza productia de "Federnde Steckerstifts“ – cunoscut astazi ca si contact "ODU SPRINGTAC®" cu tehnologie cu arc
Otto Dunkel has one of his best flashes of genius while observing a man sweeping away leaves with a twig broom. That very moment is nothing less than the springwire contact’s hour of birth. Inspired by the individual twigs of the broom, Dunkel turns the contact into lines, in other words into individual springs.
The result: constant contact resistance and steady application pressure contact. This enables a weak point in communication systems – the unreliable connector – to be overcome.