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About OKW Enclosures - Manufacture of enclosures, tuning knobs and customising

OKW Gehäusesysteme, Germany -
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 colour selection
    Read the "Designer statement" – strategy, ideas, solutions >>
  • 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 service 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

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 details

Address
Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke
Gehäusesysteme GmbH
Friedrich-List-Str. 3
74722 Buchen/Germany
www.okw.com

Employee
108 employees

Products / Services
Plastic standard enclosures from 12x12x15 mm up to 360x240x160 mm, extruded aluminium enclosures from 100x100x40 mm up to 282x170x50 mm and tuning knobs from ø 10-50 mm. Modifications & finishing. Bespoke enclosures.

Turnover
15.7 Mio Euro (2017/18)

Certifications
DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015
UL 746 C (ALVACOAT-method)
Authorised economic operator AEO F

Management
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin (BA) Yvonne Ellwanger
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Schneider

Management: Yvonne Ellwanger, Christoph Schneider
Customer proximity

Customer proximity

Subsidiaries in 8 countries on 4 continents, long-standing sales partners and of course our reputed distributors working throughout the world are on the ground, ready to help you. We shall advise you comprehensively and competently, and cater to your wishes. The most important criterion here is to determine your individual customer requirements. On the basis of our standard portfolio, we can create your optimum product solution together with you.

International subsidiaries

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

Worldwide sales network >>