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June 2021

OKW vaccinates its employees on site against COVID-19

As of 7 June 2021, the priority regulations for vaccinations came to an end in Baden-Württemberg, and company doctors can now vaccinate within companies. OKW Gehäusesysteme reacted immediately and offered to vaccinate all its employees in administration, logistics and production against COVID-19.

OKW decided to do the job properly – OKW employees can be vaccinated against Corona in their own company. Of the approximately 124 employees, around half have not yet been vaccinated, and have gladly accepted the offer. The first doses of the mRNA vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer have already arrived and are being injected under the direction of Dr. Michael Mikolaiczik, a long-standing company doctor. First there was the information sheet on the vaccination against COVID-19, then the questionnaire on medical history and the consent form. In addition to the documents, the company doctor also offers personal consultation and answers all questions that may still be unanswered.

"Since February we have been waiting for this opportunity and working on the preparations – and now we are overjoyed, proud and relieved that vaccination can finally start for everyone in the OKW family – directly at the workplace, so to speak," says Managing Director Christoph Schneider.

The dates for the first vaccinations are Wednesday, 16.06. and Saturday, 19.06. Vaccination is carried out in the first-aid room, which is located in the new administration building - next to the "Turtle" - in Friedrich-List-Strasse. To rule out any possible reactions to the vaccine, each employee is then observed by a doctor for a certain period of time. The second vaccination is then scheduled for July. In addition to OKW itself, the entire workforce of the OKW Group at the Buchen and Schlierstadt locations will also receive a vaccination offer.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 lung disease, OKW Gehäusesysteme has produced more high-quality enclosures than ever for medical applications, as well as tuning knobs, which are essential for the operation and control of ventilators, for example. As a result, OKW was granted the status of a systemically important KRITIS company as early as April 2020.

April 2021


In times of the Corona pandemic, companies are facing major challenges. The prescribed distancing rules must be followed in order to combat COVID-19. Employees must be protected from possible chains of infection and health risks, and meetings are to be avoided or held by video chat in the home office. Of course, this is not feasible for employees in incoming goods departments, warehouse logistics or production areas. But what is the most efficient way to maintain minimum distances and protect the entire company from large-scale quarantine measures? OKW offers numerous enclosures for implementing distance control.

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February 2021

SLIM-CASE - Slim design handheld enclosure, sealed up to IP65

SLIM-CASE demonstrates what is possible with the design of a modern handheld enclosure, in terms of both appearance and function. The almost frameless design makes it possible to install low profile electronic components and assemblies as well as large displays and touchscreens of up to 4ʺ (10 cm) into a compact device. High protection class IP65: SLIM-CASE versions I-III with optional seal.


January 2021

Designing The Right Enclosures For Today’s Medical Electronics

Challenging Clinical Environments

Medical devices are like the clinicians that use them. Both face punishing working conditions – but miraculously, neither is expected to show any signs of wear. No patient wants to be treated by an overworked doctor who looks tired. Nor do they want to see medical equipment that looks scuffed and past its prime. They expect it to look spotless – all day, every day, no matter how old it is. So the enclosures housing these devices must be exemplary: smart, modern, robust and tamperproof. And they should be resilient so they continue to look ‘new’ for as long as possible.

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January 2021

Specifying Plastic Enclosures For Industry 4.0 Electronics

Electronics manufacturers know the importance of Industry 4.0 only too well. The race is on to create the next generation of robotics, computing, sensor and HMI products that will take manufacturing to the next level and beyond. OEMs face huge pressure to meet burgeoning demand in this rapidly growing market sector. And all this IIoT sensor technology must be housed within enclosures robust enough to meet the challenging demands of the modern smart factory. That in itself has created a mini-boom segment in the electronic enclosures market.

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