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August 2019

40 years okatron - 1979-2019

In 1979 the Schneider family started the okatron S.A. project together with three French partners: after the existing Paris-based distributor filed for insolvency and his employees were threatened with dismissal, OKW solved the problem by founding its own sales company on 8 April 1979. In the middle of turbulent Paris in the Rue Jean Jaures – with the participation of former employees of this partner.

Among them was Claude Steinmuller, who was initially hired as an expert for sales in the French market and who gradually took over the sole management of the company and successfully built up a sales network with offices in Lyon and Toulouse. In addition, he continuously expanded the product range, the sales brands and the workforce. The company headquarters were relocated to Villepinte on the outskirts of Paris.

In 2007, Claude Steinmuller cleared the way for the next generation: Christelle Goix, who had been close to the company for many years as an IT specialist and consultant, and who switched completely to okatron sales in 2006, took over the management. She refocused the company, its employees, infrastructure and processes on sales work on the market and on the projects of over 5.700 customers in France.

In this way, okatron sas consistently increased the sales of OKW and its other brands to a level of just under 2.2 million euro today. A separate modern building in Bussy Saint Georges was acquired using the company's own funds, and was occupied in 2012.

The technical consulting service for customers in their enclosure projects from the product range and in individualisation is today the core competence of okatron on the market, and also represents the benchmark in the international comparison of the sales companies of the group. For our customers in France, the name okatron sas has been a synonym for enclosure solutions for 40 years.

Congratulations to our team in Bussy and thanks to all the loyal companions and partners of our okatron!

June 2019

Expansion of capacities in digital printing

"With our investment in two additional digital printers, we are continuing our growth in the individualisation of our enclosures and tuning knobs," explains Production Manager Helmut Böhrer.

The printing capacity in the in-house processing centre has thus been doubled. With two digital printers each for the production of decor foils and for the digital printing of parts, OKW is now in an ideal position to serve a broad spectrum. This innovative technology easily meets the high standards of quality and precision.

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June 2019


CONNECT enclosures are now also available in black in the standard range.
In our everyday life, it is hard to imagine much of our equipment without the colour black. A black enclosure is capable of elegantly adapting to its surroundings, both in the home and at work. Furthermore it sets off other colours very well, for example the individual print of your company logo or inscriptions, and is also considered to be extremely insensitive to dirt. We shall be pleased to advise you on the options available. Simply ask our experts!

CONNECT enclosures

May 2019


In the current issue of our customer magazine INSIDE we deal with i.a. the topic "Design".
Our product portfolio has recently been expanded to include the new PROTEC enclosure range. The square enclosure is designed for maximum ease of use and optimal ergonomic inclination of 20°. The enclosure is available in different variants and can be combined with a wall bracket, making it suitable for many applications. It offers plenty of space for installations and impresses with quality, functionality and design.

Download customer magazine INSIDE 05-2019

February 2019


The EVOTEC enclosure sizes 100 and 150 can be combined with a DIN rail fastening element, which is available as an accessory.
You can thus plug your devices from the front onto DIN rails complying with DIN EN 60715 TH35 and G32, and operate them in control cabinets, distribution and connection boxes etc. The fields of application are highly varied, e.g. as gateways for connecting devices and machines, automation devices in industrial networks, building systems, and much more.


February 2019


Now the enclosure size 302 x 232 x 110 mm is also available as a complete enclosure in PC with a top part in light grey.

The IN-BOX enclosures are now proving successful in practice, particularly as terminal and installation enclosures. With protection classes IP66/IP67 and the high impact strength class IK08, the polycarbonate enclosures reliably protect your sensitive components from environmental influences, e.g. dust, moisture, mechanical influences, etc. The complete enclosures, made of PC, also comply with the UL 94 5V fire safety standard (better than V-0).


February 2019


A recent protection class test in accordance with DIN EN 60529 confirms the high protection class IP 65 of plastic PROTEC enclosures with seal (accessory, please order separately) for all three sizes 140/180 and 220. The tests were conducted by an independent external testing institute.
This means that the enclosures effectively protect sensitive electronics even under harsh operating conditions.
In the case of special modifications or the installation of accessories, we recommend that the finished products should be certified.