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OKW GEHÄUSESYSTEME

OKW GEHÄUSESYSTEME

60 years of innovation

OKW Gehäusesysteme is one of the world's leading manufacturers of enclosures and tuning knobs technology. We are an export-oriented company with overseas sales at over 50%.

For us enclosures are more than just packaging. They must give your product a modern face, offer versatility, clever functions and convincing design. On this website you can see the results of this philosophy. 

By selecting an OKW product, you benefit from:  

  • a high level of functionality and innovative strength
  • aesthetic design and a user-friendly color selection
  • convincing ergonomics
  • outstanding quality
  • fully finished enclosures and knobs ready for installation, individually modified according to your specifications
  • Made in Germany quality assurance

Take advantage of our comprehensive range of standard products, our unrivalled knowledge and experience, and the huge range of options for  individualisation. Just ask us!


HISTORY

Odenwälder Kunststoffwerk (OKW) was founded in 1948 by Dr. Herbert Schneider in the town of Buchen, Odenwald, Germany.

The first range of products consisted of tuning knobs made of pressed plastic for the radio and television industry. These were followed by technical parts for the household appliance and computer industries. Then, in 1972, we presented the Flat-Pack Case, the first standard enclosure made of plastic for the electronics industry. Since then, OKW has repeatedly set new creative standards for enclosures as well as for tuning knobs, true to the motto "To each his own housing". Then in 1984 we decided to market the standard enclosures and tuning knobs through the legally independent company Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH. Since then, a particular strength has also been our in-house, customer-specific modifications services such as drilling, milling, printing, painting etc.

Our objective is to preserve and maintain OKW as a family-owned business, not only now but also in the future.


CORPORATE CULTURE

A hugely important factor in our corporate success is the development of our personnel. The working atmosphere is characterised by attributes like creative, active, open, honest, reliable and dynamic. We are a culture of makers, of creators with open minds.

For OKW, staff development is our most important investment. The main focus of the management team has always been in long-term employee retention, motivation and continuous training. The development of an excellent working physical and social environment is essential in achieving these goals. 


OUR TURTLE EMBLEM

OKW Turtle

Many customers ask us why we use a turtle as our trademark.
The answer is simple: In the wild, turtles are highly successful creatures with housings that are perfectly adapted to their environment. In the same way our housings are developed to perfectly suit their intended environment.


COMPANY PROFILE

Head Office & Manufacturing
Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke
Gehäusesysteme GmbH
Friedrich-List-Str. 3
74722 Buchen
Germany
www.okw.com

Employees
108 staff

Products & Services
Standard plastic enclosures in sizes from 12x12x15 mm to 360x240x160 mm, plus extruded aluminium enclosures from 100x100x40 mm up to 282x170x50 mm, and tuning and control knobs in sizes from ø10 mm to ø50 mm. Custom machining, finishing and special colours etc. Custom design enclosures.

Certification
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
ISO 9001:2015 IQNET Certificate
Authorised economic operator AEO F

Worldwide Sales Network
OKW products are available worldwide through our international sales network.
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Management
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin (BA) Yvonne Ellwanger
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Schneider

Management Team: Yvonne Ellwanger | Christoph Schneider
OKW Worldwide Network

WORLDWIDE COVERAGE

With subsidiaries in 8 countries on 4 continents, long-standing sales partners and international distributors we are ready to help you where ever you are. Our partners are here to provide expert advice on our products and services, and most importantly, to determine your exact requirements. Using our standard products as a basis, and working with you, we can create your optimum product solution.

INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES
1979 France
1987 Great Britain
1989 USA
1996 Switzerland
2002 Czech Republic
2003 South Korea
2006 Brazil
2014 Australia

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