After a two-year planning and construction phase, the move to the new administration building took place on Saturday, 30th November. This is located directly next to the previous headquarters of Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH in Friedrich-List-Strasse in Buchen.
“Innovation with tradition" – this philosophy of the family-owned business, which has been based in Buchen since 1984, is the thread running through the construction project. It was important to preserve the basic structure of the building, which was built in the 1950s by Dr. Herbert Schneider, the grandfather of today's managing director Christoph Schneider.
“It is important for us to keep today's generations aware of the family and company history. This is the intention behind our OKW Museum, which has existed for many years and which covers the history of the company from its foundation to the present day. Not only the products, but above all the people, have made possible the basis on which we invest today for the future. In our new building there will therefore also be 'windows into the past' as reminders. We are very proud of the result – the combination of stable old stock and the latest technologies concerning climate and energy," says Managing Director Christoph Schneider.
In the previous office building, the individual departments were separated from each other by several building sections and very long walking distances. All administrative departments have now been brought together in a clear spatial structure. In addition to attractive workplaces, central communication points have also been set up to focus even more on cooperation in a pleasant environment.
At the same time, a further construction phase has already been started to link the administrative area with the production and logistics areas. A spacious lecture room, a presentation area for enclosures and tuning knobs as well as a common canteen are to be created here.
“According to the idea, there will be a connecting wing in the truest sense of the word. A space is to be created to serve as a meeting place for employees as well as national and international customers and partners for presentations, training sessions or simply for a chat over lunch. Even in times of digital communication media, we want to focus on the value of personal contacts," says Yvonne Ellwanger, authorised signatory.
Products Enclosures and tuning knobs
Modern plastic enclosures, aluminium enclosures and tuning knobs for many different applications: Handheld enclosures, wall-mount enclosures, table top enclosures, DIN rail enclosures etc. Take a look for yourself!Plastic enclosures Advanced plastic enclosures for electrical and electronics equipment
For up-to-date enclosure design. Gain an overview and choose from our wide range.Aluminium enclosures High quality aluminium profile enclosures with attractive plastic end panels
Stylish and robust protection for your electronics. Aluminium profiles available in special lengths on request.Potentiometer / Tuning knobs Extensive range of tuning knobs: ergonomic, modern and classic designs
Well-proven for rotary potentiometers with round and flattened shaft ends according to DIN 41591 or 6/4.6 mm.
Customising We can supply the enclosures to your exact requirements, installation-ready
Tell us what you need to complete your particular product design. We can process and finish our enclosures and tuning knobs accordingly. Learn more about our services here…Machining Fast, high quality and accurate machining to your specifications
Cutouts / openings for interfaces, displays, operating elements, cable inlets and outlets, tapped holes, recesses for decoration foils etc.Lacquering We can lacquer our products with highly attractive and tough finishes for demanding use
Choose your company colour or a protective lacquer for special requirements, e.g. ESD lacquer.Printing / Laser marking We can print enclosures, front panels and tuning knobs using screen/tampo printing and digital printing. We also offer individual laser marking.
Logo, text and graphics printed in your colours or lasered in grey.Decor foils We can print decor foils digitally, in photo quality, for labelling the enclosures
Foils without/with embossing for key functions, display / LED windows, barcodes etc.Special material We can also mould our plastic enclosures and tuning knobs in special colours
Your individual colour matched to a sample, RAL, Pantone etc.EMC shielding Order your plastic enclosures coated with aluminium on the inside to protect against RFI/EMI
Safe and reliable thanks to application-oriented shielding.Installation / Assembly of accessories We perform assembly work to complete the enclosure assembly or device
Assembly of enclosure accessories, bonding of decor foils and display screens, component assembly, individual installation with spacers, fastening pillars etc.Bespoke enclosures and tuning knobs We can adapt …
… the size of the complete enclosure, individual components or we can integrate individual cutouts for interfaces, displays etc.Partner solutions We cooperate with expert partners
Thanks to partnerships for input systems and power supplies, we can offer you individually tailored enclosures as complete solutions.
Applications In-depth application know-how
Examples of customer applications show the variety of options for using our enclosures and tuning knobs. Choose the application for which you would like to obtain further information.Medicine / Laboratory / Wellness Man and ergonomics
OKW focuses on innovative and high-quality solutions with ergonomically favourable shapes that create trust.Measuring / Control / Automation Man and precision
OKW solutions guarantee high operating comfort and safety in everyday use.Mechanical engineering / Plant building Man and production
OKW solutions are user-friendly and easy to read off, and are also characterised by reliability.Automotive engineering / Construction equipment / Military / Aviation Man and mobility
With their robust design and high-quality materials, OKW enclosures and tuning knobs can even withstand tough conditions.Heating / Climate / Environment Man and efficiency
OKW develops solutions to meet your needs so that you and your users can enjoy the devices in the long run.Security / Building services systems Man and technology
OKW is a pioneer in the development of state-of-the-art solutions to achieve progress in smart technologies.Communication Man and information
OKW sets new standards so that you can get the most out of your information and communication processes.Mining / Gas / Oil Man and raw materials
Harsh environments - OKW has solutions that provide a high quality standard for the protection of your electronics.
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About OKWTradition meets modernity
OKW Gehäusesysteme is a German company with headquarters in Buchen/Odenwald. Find out the most important facts concerning our actions, our product portfolio and our company history.Assuming responsibility
Our products meet the requirements of the environmental directives and regulations such as REACH, RoHS, WEEE etc.Social commitment has a tradition at OKW Gehäusesysteme
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