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LEADING THE WAY WITH A SHINING EXAMPLE - INNOVATIONS THAT MOVE US ALL

With high innovation standards, state-of-the-art production processes and the latest technologies, odelo has developed into one of the world's most innovative manufacturers of vehicle lights in its 80-year history. As an international trademark of the odelo Group, ULO supplies these products in original equipment quality to the independent aftermarket. ULO customers thereby benefit from the competence of the entire odelo Group.

OLED REAR LIGHT (2016)

The odelo Group is the world's first automotive supplier to bring OLEDs to series production.

WIPING TURN SIGNAL (2013)

When flashing, individual LEDs light up one after the other so that a flowing running light appears.

MULTI LEVEL FUNCTIONALITY (2012)

Multi-level rear lights provide strong lighting performance without dazzling other road users.

ADAPTIVE BRAKE LIGHT (2001)

When braking very hard, the brake lights and the hazard warning lights are activated automatically.

Tested for quality

ULO rear lights are tested under the most extreme conditions to ensure that they will remain reliable even under the toughest road conditions. The most demanding testing methods simulate a service life of around 15 years and a total distance travelled of about 300.000 kilometres.
Immersion and pressure tightness test

ABSOLUTELY WATERPROOF
By means of an overpressure test, the rear light is tested for leaks in a dipping basin. This ensures that no moisture can penetrate into the rear light.

Heat, Moisture- and coldness-test

EXTREMELY STABLE AT ALL TEMPERTURES
To fulfil the most challenging extremes all our products must withstand everyday tests, such as strong temperature fluctuations, by which the thermodynamic behaviour of the products is tested under the most extreme operating conditions in so-called temperature change tests. For this purpose, ULO products are exposed to temperature fluctuations of -40°C and +80°C in climatic cabinets. As per our high quality standards an additional temperature shock test simulates the effects of temperature differences on particularly sensitive components such as LEDs. These tests are pure stress for any material both for plastic components and for electronic components.

Dust-test

NO CHANCE FOR DUST
This procedure tests the rear light in a dust cabin for housing tightness. For this purpose, fine sand is whirled up in a chamber by a blast of air, thus ensuring that no foreign bodies can penetrate.

High-pressure cleaner-test

STRONG UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
The high-pressure cleaner test checks whether the rear light meets everyday requirements (for example in the car wash) and whether it can actually withstand it to guarantee extremely waterproof rear lights - even under high pressure.

Shakertest

VIBRATION RESISTANT
The so-called shaker test tests the mechanical load of the complete rear light including the electronic components by maximum strong and long-lasting vibrations. - Extremely poor road conditions are simulated over several years.

PRODUCTION PROCESSES THAT MEET THE HIGHEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

As the preferred series production supplier for well-known vehicle manufacturers, the odelo Group can easily handle challenging manufacturing processes for complex components. The company stands out due to its use of the latest processes in the production of rear lights. This high commitment to quality and expertise of production technology are displayed at all production plants.
Connection technologies

For clean, less visible welding seams and a perfect connection of the components.
Innovative and efficient at the same time: The odelo Group always uses the most modern processes for series production, such as hybrid laser welding. For this, the company was awarded the renowned GKV/TecPart Innovation Prize.

Coating processes

For high-quality surfaces that characterise the typical appearance of lights and guarantee optimum light distribution.
The implementation of technology and design is becoming more and more demanding and requires a coating technology that meets the high requirements. The odelo Group meets these requirements with state-of-the-art metallization equipment and the necessary know-how.

Injection molding

For optimum fit and installation without reworking.
The latest and most efficient injection moulding processes guarantee tailor-made plastic components. All ULO products are characterised by a perfect fit and allow easy installation without reworking.

Production locations

Where innovative technology and modern design create the automotive future, odelo is not far away. The odelo Group develops and produces rear lighting systems for the automotive industry at ten locations throughout the world in Germany, Turkey, Slovenia, Bulgaria, China and Mexico.

CERTIFIED QUALITY

The odelo group is certified according to the latest standards: ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949: 2016, ISO 5001: 2008, ECE, SAE and CCC homologation. The environmental and energy policy according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2004 and DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 applies to our plants.

ISO 9001: 2015

The certification bodies of TÜV Süd Management Service GmbH named by the naming authority of the KBA (German Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority) certify that the company odelo GmbH has introduced and applies a quality management system for the development and sale of luminaires.

The requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are fulfilled

ISO 9001:2015 odelo Slovenia
ISO 9001:2015 odelo Deutschland GmbH
ISO 9001:2015 odelo GmbH

IATF 16949:2016

Certification by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH.

IATF 16949:2016 odelo Slovenia
IATF 16949:2016 odelo Deutschland GmbH

ISO 14001 : 2004

The certification body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH certifies that odelo Deutschland GmbH has introduced and applies an environmental management system for the production of exterior and interior lighting for the automotive industry.

The requirements of ISO/TS 14001: 2004 are fulfilled.

ISO 16949:2004 odelo Deutschland GmbH

ISO 50001: 2011

The certification body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH certifies that odelo Deutschland GmbH has introduced and applies an energy management system for the production of exterior and interior lighting for the automotive industry.

The requirements of ISO/TS 50001: 2011 are fulfilled.

ISO 5001 : 2008

The certification body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH certifies that odelo Deutschland GmbH has introduced and applies an energy management system for the production of exterior and interior lighting for the automotive industry.

The requirements of ISO/TS 50001: 2011 are fulfilled.

We always strive for the best performance

With first-class product quality, a competitive cost structure and competence in manufacturing and logistics, odelo has earned itself an excellent reputation over the years. The success of this commitment can be shown thru numerous awards and prizes.

GKV/TecPart Award

Taking our high standards even further, odelo is the first company in its industry to use the LPKF hybrid laser welding process and has been awarded the GKV Tec Part Innovation Prize.

TPM Factory of the Year

With this award, the jury recognizes the outstanding achievements in increasing efficiency and effectiveness in maintenance and production.

Elogistics Award

odelo Slovenija d.o.o. received the award for the solution "Digitization of material supply" in the focus "Overall solution material supply".

Innovation Award

A renowned jury of experts nominated odelo as one of the five best participants in this field.

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