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Uncompromising Quality Robust and Reliable Connector Systems for Every Deployment Situation

ODU is one of the world's leading connector systems suppliers, employing more than 1,850 people around the world.

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ODU provides innovative, robust, secure, and reliable connector solutions for the military and security field.

Whether extreme environmental factors or strong mechanical stress, working properly even under the most difficult conditions is a basic requirement for all connection technology used in military and security applications.

ODU connectors ensure a fast information flow with no malfunctions or interruptions in its communication systems.

Robust and reliable connector systems

With robust and reliable high-tech products, ODU provides connections in places where the highest security level is the standard.

The medium-sized company is one of the world’s leading connector systems suppliers, employing 2,300 people around the world.

ODU is involved in soldier modernisation programmes worldwide. In this field, connectors must meet a number of rigorous conditions, including ease-of-use and reliability under the most extreme conditions.

ODU connectors meet and often exceed these by providing a reliable connection under the harshest of conditions.

High-durability military and security connectors

ODU designs the highly robust metal circular connector series ODU AMC® for the military and security technology.

These are used in soldier communication systems, various ‘soldier of the future’ programmes, night vision systems, future soldier radios, radar systems, sonar systems for nuclear and non-nuclear submarines, weapon systems, and portable navigation systems, as well as launcher / rockets, aviation, battleships and armoured vehicles.

ODU AMC® designs are resilient, water-tight, have a low-reflection surface, and a low weight.

Its push-pull locking and break-away functions allow connections to be closed or opened quickly and easily.

The low weight, low-reflection surface, excellent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) properties, and compact construction make these connections ideal elements for military and security technology.

ODU can offer solutions for special requirements such as ‘hot plugging’ or hybrid inserts.

Colour-coded and watertight connector solutions

Features of the ODU AMC® connector series include mechanical and colour coding, mating under load and blind mating options, excellent shielding, watertight protection class IP 68, and excellent data transmission.

The connectors are also available in different sizes, from two to 55 contacts, are extremely rugged and solid, and come with easy-clean versions.

High-density connector systems for high functionality

ODU presented its innovative miniature connector series ODU AMC® High-Density at electronica 2014.

With a diameter of less than 10mm to 18.5mm, and a pole density of up to 40 contacts, the ODU AMC® High-Density proves that high functionality and premium quality do not require a lot of space.

Whether used in the military helmet technology or in-ear devices for soldiers, the ODU AMC® High-Density guarantees reliable, disturbance-free signal and data transmission.

It is a reliable connector solution also for medical, measuring and testing, sensor technology and communication systems.

Customised connector products to suit various applications

Along with standard products, ODU also provides customised connector solutions for a large number of applications.

Additionally, at the customer’s request, the medium-sized company can provide complete cable assembly solutions.

Application-specific solutions for more than 75 years

ODU has provided innovative application-specific connector solutions for more than 75 years.

ODU managing director Dr. Ing. Kurt Woelfl comments: “Trust and reliability are the foundation of any successful connection. In addition to creativity, they are the foundation of our company.

“Our strategic goal is a stable, revenue-oriented growth particularly in our core markets: Europe, Asia and North America.

“ODU continues to position itself as one of the world’s leading connector systems suppliers.”

ODU AMC® Easy-Clean

Be it mud, dust or snowy mush, this plug's contacts can be easily and quickly cleaned in the field even under the most unfavourable conditions.

ODU AMC® High-Density

With a diameter of less than 10mm to 18.5mm and a contact density of up to 40 contacts, the ODU AMC High-Density series proves that premium quality can also come in small packages.

ODU AMC® Threaded

The ODU AMC® is in its element even under the most extreme field conditions: tough and watertight even in the field.

ODU AMC® System Solutions

In addition to high quality connectors for military and security technology, ODU provides a comprehensive service for complete system solutions. Every ODU AMC® connector is therefore available including cable assembly.

ODU AMC: Rugged miniature circular connector

ODU AMC is a rugged miniature connector solution for extreme environments. The connectors are waterproof when mated and unmated, offer robust mechanical coding with a visual indicator, and are EMI shielded.

ODU AMC: Rugged Miniature Circular Connector

Creating connections, building alliances, collaborating into the future: Whether two technical components come together to form a unit or people come together to strive for great results – the key is to aspire to achieve superb results.

ODU AMC® Easy-Clean

ODU AMC® is a rugged miniature connector solution for extreme environments. The connectors are waterproof when mated and unmated, offer robust mechanical coding with a visual indicator, and are EMI shielded.


Creating connections, building alliances, collaborating into the future: Whether two technical components come together to form a unit or people come together to strive for great results – the key is to aspire to achieve superb results.

ODU Threaded Connector Technology

ODU offers a wide variety of robust technologies for applications in harsh environments. ODU’s Threaded Connector technologies are especially favored for applications requiring an additional degree of security, or where environmental conditions including temperature, pressure or vibration would be problematic for other interconnect products.

ODU Advanced Connector Solutions

Contacts, connectors and integrated cable assembly solutions meeting the most demanding technical market requirements – ODU’s connector solutions and value-added services are characterised by their exclusive focus on meeting the customer’s needs.

ODU AMC® High Density

We provide high-quality electrical connectors that create added value for our customers and any market player seeking a reliable connector solution to enable the transmission of power, signals, media and data transmission.

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Armed forces around the world are beginning to integrate robotic and autonomous military systems and electric vehicles into their operations. Once a vision of the future, these technologies have now become reality in international conflicts and deployments.

27 June 2022

Introducting the Always Reliable and Easy-to-Use ODU AMC Series T

Technology is always improving and this means that new areas of application for connectors are continually being developed in the field of military and security services. Some example applications are communication, navigation, radar and electronic defense.

12 May 2022

ODU AMC Series T – the 3-in-1 locking system for maximum reliability

In military applications and for security companies, the increasing complexity of the respective tasks is also rapidly raising the requirements profiles for the associated technology. This applies above all to the reliability and flexibility of the connector systems that are used.

4 May 2022

ODU Fiber Optic – for reliable optical connection

High data rates and fast, interference-free transmissions are increasingly becoming standard requirements for connectors. Indeed, the connectors are the crucial interface when it comes to maintaining reliable transmissions.

4 April 2022

ODU launches new AMC Series T connector series

The "T" stands for 3-in-1 or the “Triple”. Three locking options fit on one connector or receptacle part: Push-Pull, Break-Away or Screw Lock. Additional security is provided by the built-in trapezoidal threaded locking.

6 July 2021

Cable Connector Seals May Determine Life of Systems

ODU connectors are ideally suited for mission critical military applications and their extreme environmental conditions. Seals are potentially the weakest part of the system. ODU ensures overmoulding according to international standards and beyond.

18 January 2018

ODU Opens New Production Site in Mexico

ODU has opened a new production site near Tijuana, Mexico. This move was prompted by ODU's increasing success in project-related business involving application and customer-specific products.

26 October 2016

ODU Exceeds €140m Turnover Mark

For more than 70 years, ODU has been leading the way in high-performance connector technology for demanding applications.

3 March 2016

ODU Advanced USB 3.0 Connector Solutions

ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high performance connector solutions and cable assemblies, is announcing its advanced USB 3.0 connector solutions designed for mission critical soldier communication systems to the European market.

4 February 2016

ODU Strengthens Presence in Japan

The ODU group has launched a Japanese subsidiary and is set to take further strategic steps within the Asian market.

12 November 2015

ODU Connectors are Ideal for Mission-Critical Military Applications

ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies, is presenting its complete ODU AMC® advanced connector solutions, as well as its modular rectangular connector ODU-MAC® together with its portfolio at DSEI 2015 at booth S6-416.

16 September 2015

ODU Establishes a Subsidiary in Italy

After the establishment of a subsidiary in Denmark this year, the ODU Group is further strengthening its presence in the European connector market.

7 August 2014

The Next Generation Connector for the Soldier of the Future

ODU is involved in soldier modernisation programmes worldwide, working on new generation connecting systems which are lighter, rugged, self-sealing, simple and intuitive in use and suitable for cleaning in the field. As requirements for tough, reliable soldier systems evolve, ODU devel

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