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

OKW Gehäusesysteme, Germany -
60 Years of Progress and Innovation

Welcome to OKW! Enclosures are more than just packaging. They give your product its face, they offer functions and their design is convincing.

OKW Gehäusesysteme is one of the leading manufacturers worldwide in enclosure and tuning knob technology. With an export share of over 50 %, OKW is an export-oriented company.

  • a high level of functionality and innovative strength
  • aesthetic design and a user-friendly colour selection
  • convincing ergonomics
  • outstanding quality
  • solutions ready for installation, individually supplied according to your wishes
  • Made in Germany

We support you with all of our standards, our knowledge and our individualisation options. Why not ask us!


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

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". This was a good reason to market the standard enclosures and tuning knobs through the legally independent company Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH in 1984. Since then, a particular strength has also been in-house, customer-specific modification 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

One important factor in our successful career is the individual. 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 us, our personnel is our most important investment. For this reason, the main focus of the management is long-term employee retention, the motivation of employees, continuous further training of our regular staff as well as an increase in attractiveness.

Company details

Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke
Gehäusesysteme GmbH
Friedrich-List-Str. 3
74722 Buchen/Germany

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.

15.7 Mio Euro (2017/18)

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

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

CEO: 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 >>