Otto Dunkel founded his connector manufacturing company in 1942. Even back then, ODU soon earned a reputation for its inventive and reliable solutions – and for its first‐class connector systems for the transmission of power, signals, data, and media. This reputation still precedes ODU many decades after its founding – and has traveled all around the world from the company’s headquarters in the tranquil town of Mühldorf am Inn.
Today, ODU among the world’s leading and most innovative connector manufacturers – including for the automotive industry. Over 2,300 employees worldwide endeavor to create perfect connections to overcome the technological challenges associated with e‐mobility. This is the future that ODU is actively shaping!
Founded by Otto Dunkel
Founding of the subsidiary ODU USA
Founding of the subsidiary ODU UK
Founding of the subsidiary ODU France
Founding of ODU Shanghai Manufacturing
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Romania
Founding of the Product Development Center (PDC) in Shanghai, China
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Denmark
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Italy
Founding of the subsidiary ODU Japan
ODU opened a new production facility near Tijuana, Mexico. The background to this was the successful American project business, which involved both application‐based and customized products. As in Europe, fully assembled connectors are increasingly being distributed in North America.
Founding of ODU Korea Inc.
Direct sales in Taiwan, South East Asia and New Zealand via ODU Hong Kong