Spirit of innovation
ODU - The ODU success story
2017

75 Years!

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.

2016

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.

2016

INNOVATION ON THE 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ODU-MAC

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.

2015

Foundation of the ODU Japan subsidiary

2014

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.

2012

Înființarea Centrului de dezvoltare de produse (PDC), în Shanghai, China

2011

Noul sistem cu conector circular ODU AMI apare pe piata.

2011

ODU genereaza vanzari de peste 100 mil. euro

2010

Dezvoltarea de conectori de curent mare pentru electromobilitate

2006

Infiintarea ODU Romania Manufacturing S.R.L., filiala din Romania

2005

Infiintarea ODU Automotive Inc.

2004

Infiitarea subsidiarei ODU Automotive GmbH

2002

Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU Shanghai Trading.

The ODU MINI-SNAP series is extended into the medical application area with the ODU MEDI-SNAP.

2001

Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU Shanghai Manufacturing

1996

Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU France

1992

Startul seriei de conectori circulari ODU MINI-SNAP

1987

Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU UK

1986

Lansarea sistemului modular rectangular ODU-MAC

1985

Infiintarea subsidiarei ODU USA

1975

Infiintarea ODU Steckverbindungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, companie de marketing si vanzari

The first circuit board connectors are produced.

1969

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.

1960

The workforce expands to 140 members; turnover crosses the one million D-Mark threshold

1955

Otto Dunkel GmbH patenteaza productia de "Federnde Steckerstifts“ – cunoscut astazi ca si contact "ODU SPRINGTAC®" cu tehnologie cu arc

1942

Infiintarea companiei in Berlin de catre Otto Dunkel

1937

Invention of the springwire contact

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.