A clean sweep for ZERO – The ODU-MAC® ZERO wins 2018 German Design Award

The ODU-MAC® ZERO, from connector manufacturer ODU, came out the winner of the “Excellent Product Design – Industry” category at the prestigious German Design Award ceremony in Frankfurt last week. ODU product managers for modular rectangular connectors, Bernhard Säckl and Julia Fernandez, were thrilled: “We’re extremely proud and so grateful to all our colleagues at ODU – from design to production – who were involved in creating this product. They gave it such amazing input and energy.”

The ODU-MAC® ZERO prevailed against over 5,000 applicants from 46 categories. The jury justified its decision with the following statement: The practical hybrid connector stands out through its well-thought-out design whose form is not only multifunctional but also ergonomic.

The ODU-MAC® ZERO – A modular all-rounder


The ODU-MAC® ZERO is a newcomer to the ODU-MAC® product group of hybrid connectors. It can be used in industrial applications, test and measurement and, thanks to its non-magnetic quality, in the medical technology field as well. When it comes to functional properties, the ODU-MAC® ZERO features a lightweight ergonomic design, high packing density, a variety of coding options and innovative locking technology. It’s a true eye-catcher in the connector market – not least thanks to its compact housing design – and has already won over a wide audience.

With over 1,200 participants from the world of politics, business, design and the media, the German Design Award is one of the most prominent annual design events. It’s also an ideal occasion for establishing new professional contacts and cultivating networks. To encourage these valuable exchanges, all award winners were granted access to the Sponsors’ and Winners’ Lounge and were entered into this year’s Award Book. In addition to being highlighted at the award ceremony, all winners will be presented to the public in the context of an exhibition.

ODU’s success doesn’t build on any one person’s performance. Rather, it results from an interplay between a wide range of energies and input. For more information about the ODU-MAC® ZERO, go to: https://www.odu-connectors.com/white-line/ and https://www.odu-connectors.com/products-solutions/modular-connectors/odu-mac-white-line/

Über die ODU GmbH & Co. KG

ODU is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing some 1,900 people around the world. Aside from its company headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn (Germany), the ODU Group also has production sites in Sibiu (Romania), Camarillo (USA), Shanghai (China) and Tijuana (Mexico). ODU covers all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies around design and development, machine tool and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU group sells its products globally through an international distribution network including eight subsidiaries in Denmark, England, France, Italy, Sweden, the US, China and Japan, along with numerous worldwide sales partners. ODU connectors ensure the reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media in a variety of demanding applications – in future-oriented growth markets such as medical technology, military and security, eMobility and energy as well as in established sectors such as test and measurement, automotive and industrial electronics.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

ODU GmbH & Co. KG
Pregelstraße 11
84453 Mühldorf
Telefon: +49 (8631) 6156-0
Telefax: +49 (8631) 6156-49
http://www.odu.de

Ansprechpartner:
Nicol Schindlbeck
Leiterin Unternehmenskommunikation
Telefon: +49 (8631) 6156-1691
Fax: +49 (8631) 6156-4691
E-Mail: Nicol.Schindlbeck@odu.de
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