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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.

The OKW brand - the right choice

  • 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.

Company Details


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


Dipl.-Vw. Martin Knörzer


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 million Euro (2017/18)


DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015,
UL 746 C (ALVACOAT®-method),
Authorised Economic Operater AEO F

Awards for good design

Awards for good design

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.

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.

International subsidiaries:
1979 France
1987 Great Britain
1989 USA
1996 Switzerland
2002 Czech Republic
2003 South Korea
2006 Brazil
2014 Australia

Worldwide sales network >>