„One of the challenges was to design our very first green field production site outside of Germany,” explains Adrian Costin, Managing Director of ODU Romania in Sibiu. “It worked out 100 % and the production site is working 100 % within the international production network of the ODU Group.” The ODU Group is one of the leading international suppliers of connection systems, data and signal transmission systems. For more than 75 years, ODU has been developing electrical connectors, an essential part of our day-to-day life. Without connectors, no smartphone, appliance or medical equipment would be able to function. Without connectors, cars could not start and industry would not work automatically. Connectors are in numerous applications and areas and it takes just one close look to see that above all, connector technology must be reliable.
The original ODU location in Sibiu was set-up in 2006 operating under the name ODU Romania Manufacturing S.R.L. The new site is situated very close to the international airport of Sibiu, easily accessible and close to the city center. More than 550 people work for ODU in Sibiu.
The company is continuously evolving into a competence center for connectors and cable assembly. Thanks to innovation, continuous improvement and high quality production processes, the manufacturing unit is expanding.
The new and modern production unit in the new industrial park in Sibiu covers the size of 48.000 qm². The production equipment is according to the latest ODU standards securing the high quality standard. It includes social spaces, a cafeteria and 120 parking spaces. „For ODU a good workplace represents an environment where people can grow and the word “team” has a deeper meaning. The values promoted are an open organizational culture and personal development“, says Costin.
ODU is an employer that recognizes and awards professional performance in a company that provides safety and supports individual needs accordingly to governing principles: reliability, equity, responsibility and quality are reference points for cooperation within the company.
The ODU Group headquarter is located in Mühldorf am Inn (Bavaria). From there, the company sells its products all over the world, since „Made in Germany” is an important feature on foreign markets.
Besides the Mühldorf location, ODU has three other international production units in, San Diego (USA), Shanghai (China) and Tijuana (Mexico).
The distribution network includes ten sales companies in Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Great Britain, China, Japan, Korea and the USA. ODU has over 2.300 employees globally and generates annual revenues of 200 million euros.