80 Years of Excessive-High quality Connector Options

ODU will have fun its 80th firm anniversary with its workers on twenty second July 2022.

The corporate maintains a practice of working exhausting collectively – but in addition celebrating – in spite of everything, the workers with their a few years of know-how are an important basis for persevering with the 80-year success story.


The flash of inspiration that began all of it

In 1936, Otto Dunkel was director of the analysis laboratory on the Reichspost (the German postal service) after they have been constructing the primary ionospheric transmitters, broadcasting messages into the environment, to be mirrored after which obtained in one other location.

Nevertheless, these transmitters offered many challenges, notably with the plug contacts of the broadcasting system. Looking of his workplace window sooner or later, Dunkel noticed a person with a twig-broom sweeping up leaves and this gave him the thought for a wholly new sort of interference-free contact.

From this inspiration, he developed the springwire pin-contact, which he later patented in 1938 and which shaped the premise of the corporate he based in 1942

The progressive legacy of the founder lives on on this nonetheless privately managed household firm,  which sees itself as a specialist for high-end connectors and high-quality system options.

With its personal testing and analysis laboratories, licensed manufacturing processes and the excessive vertical vary of manufacture inside its personal firm, ODU is a dependable associate for its prospects in all markets with the very best high quality and security requirements.


Investing for the long run

The corporate continues to develop in its eightieth 12 months and is investing virtually €60m in increasing the corporate headquarters.

With a brand new five-storey constructing for a machine-shop, laboratories and workplaces, ODU is constructing upwards for the primary time. A further meeting facility can even be constructed within the close to future.

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