ODU-MAC® ZERO wins the 2018 German Design Award

Mühldorf a. Inn, Germany,

ODU GROUP is pleased to announce that ODU-MAC® ZERO won the international premium prize, the 2018 German Design Award. The new modular hybrid connector out-excelled the competition in the product design category, thereby coming out the winner.

The German Design Award honors innovative products and projects and their manufacturers and designers, who are pioneers of the German and international design world. ODU is truly thrilled to have been awarded this prestigious prize.


The ODU-MAC® ZERO is a newly added connector solution to the ODU-MAC® hybrid connector product group. It can be used in industrial applications, test and measurement and, thanks to its non-magnetic quality, in the medical industry as well. ODU-MAC® ZERO features include: a lightweight ergonomic design, high density format, a variety of coding options and an innovative locking technology.

The ODU Company Group: global representation with perfect connections

ODU is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing some 1,850 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.