02.01.2019: Company name has been changed
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, strengthening our global presence as well as further integration of our lighting group, our company name “Farba Otomotiv Aydınlatma ve Plastik Fabrikaları A.Ş.” in Bursa/Turkey has been changed as follows effective 02 January 2019: odelo Otomotiv Aydınlatma A.Ş. more

07.12.2017: odelo Group wins national and international TPM-Award 2017
Merklingen, 06th and 07th December 2017 – The odelo group ends the year 2017 with a significant success. The production sites Geislingen and Prebold (Slovenia) received the highly coveted “TPM-Factory of the Year” award in the national and international category.  These are not the first awards for the odelo Group, a leading supplier for German premium automotive... more

11.07.2017: Opening of the new production and logistics hall the size of 6600 m2 in odelo Slovenija
11.07.2017, Prebold – Because of business growth of odelo Slovenija in 2017 and onward, after less than a full year after officially laying the foundation stone, the company opened a new production and logistics hall on its main location in Prebold. Distinguished guests, headed by Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, dr. Miro Cerar and the Minister of Economical Development and Technology,... more

19.10.2016: odelo receives an innovation award for its new rear light
19.10.2016 - odelo receives the GKV innovation award for the rear light of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. Managing Director Muhammet Yildiz accepted the award on 19 October at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.  "This award is a great honour for us", says a delighted Muhammet Yildiz. "It is confirmation that our rear light is the best possible combination of sophisticated design... more

29.07.2016: The main production location of the odelo group invests in new production and logistics space
29.07.2016: Črešnjevci and Prebold – The odelo group continues its successful work in the year 2016: In the main production location in Črešnjevci, Slovenia, 5.300 m2 were renovated and 10.000 m2 new production and logistics space have been opened. The new renovated production and logistics area was officially opened by  Dr. Miro Cerar, the Prime Minister of the... more

21.04.2016: odelo Slovenija is the recipient of The Price of the German economy 2016
21.4.2016 – The Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce together with the German Embassy in Slovenia awarded odelo Slovenija with the prize of the German economy 2016. The ceremony was held as a part of the Days of Slovenian - German economy in Bled. The award is the first bilateral recognition of the most important technical, entrepreneurial and intellectual innovation of enterprises in... more

15.04.2016: Company odelo Slovenia awarded with international logistics award »elogistics award 2016«
15.4.2016: company odelo Slovenija from Prebold is the recipient of international logistics award »elogistics award 2016«, awarded by the working group AKJ Automotive from Germany.  odelo Slovenija has drawn its attention by receiving the logistics prize  »elogistics award 2016«, for the solution "Digitization of material supply" with the focus on comprehensive solution of material... more

17-18.03.2016: The 6. »World Class Manufacturing« Conference presents the latest solutions of the best manufacturing companies regarding digitization and industry 4.0
17.3. - 18.3.2016 – The 6. Conference "World Class Manufacturing", which was held in March in Ljubljana focused again on the optimization of production and logistics processes, implementation of lean production methods, supply chain and other processes in companies. This time, however, with an emphasis on the opportunities offered by digitization and the industry 4.0.   Topical... more

February-March 2016: 4. Focus employer ranking odelo is excellent employer
February - March 2016 - odelo is ranked among Germany’s best employers. The manufacturer of rear lamps was awarded by the news magazine Focus. For the determination of the ranking over 70.000 employees have been questioned. Within the industry “automobile and supplier” odelo is ranked on place 28. For the fourth time the news magazine Focus awards a prize to the best employers of Germany.... more

10.2.2016: odelo is getting rear lamps with OLED-technology ready for series production Enlightenment in Road Traffic
10.2.2016 - As the first automotive supplier world-wide, odelo is getting the organic light-emitting diode technology (OLED) ready for series production in rear lamps. Automobile designers can create visionary lighting and design effects, which will be seen at the rear of premium cars on the road soon.   (Bildquelle: BMW Group)  As the first automotive supplier ever, odelo developed a... more

11.12.2015 odelo Germany GmbH presented with TPM AWARD
11.12.2015 - The manufacturer of rear lamps from Geislingen was presented with the TPM AWARD in December 2015, a distinction which is awarded to companies which are safeguarding the future optimally.    TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) stands for the increase of the machine availability and the machine efficiency by systematically reducing stoppages and losses. Special emphasis lies on... more

05.10.2015: odelo Slovenija opens his doors to many visitors
19.10.2016 - odelo receives the GKV innovation award for the rear light of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. Managing Director Muhammet Yildiz accepted the award on 19 October at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.  "This award is a great honour for us", says a delighted Muhammet Yildiz. "It is confirmation that our rear light is the best possible combination of sophisticated design... more

12.06.2015: ULO Aftermarket presents high quality products in Chicago and Frankfurt
12.06.2015 - This year ULO Aftermarket participated at two trade fairs to present the actual products from the odelo group: On 24. – 26.04.2015 at Automechanika in Chicago and on 30. – 31.05.2015 at an in-house fair from Stahlgruber in Frankfurt. The trade fairs are an opportunity to present brand new ideas, to build and to expand business relationships with our customers and... more

25.06.2015: Excursion to odelo – 150 students visited the plant in Geislingen
25.06.2015 - On June 11th 2015 odelo hosted an excursion of the Nurtingen-Geislingen University. With 120 students, we could once more welcome a lot of interested visitors. There were plant tours with the focus on lean-management. At the previous day, the students had a university lecture about the same subject, so now they could gain some practical experiences. Furthermore, another important... more

20.03.2015: Fifth World Manufacturing Conference focused on a successful lean management
20.03.2015 - In March the odelo group hosted the 5th World Class Manufacturing Conference in collaboration with various partners. More than 100 participants attended and dis-cussed a successful lean management through all processes. As in recent years, a lot of professionals joined the meeting. Experts from Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia found their way to Prebold and Ljubljana, where the... more

25.06.2014: „odelo i-Tag“ / Werk Geislingen
25.06.2014 - In the context of this year's event “Automobilsommers 2014” of the Faculty of Business and Environment the “odelo i-Day” will take place in odelo factory Geislingen on the 26th of June 2014 from 9 to 15 o’clock. On this day, the production of the BMW i3 tail lights is open for visits of students and other people interested. Tours and lectures give an insight into the production... more

At Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana students organized the 8th Days of industrial robotics. During these event students implement with its own ideas and under the supervision of the Prof. dr. Marko Munih the whole project from beginning to end and then present it to public. From 31st march to 4th April 2014 Days of industrial robotics took place at Ljubljana... more

14.3.2014: 4th Conference of »World Class Manufacturing«
Ljubljana, Graz, 13th and in 14th March 2014. Company odelo and its partners have this year again successfully organized 4th »World Class Manufacturing« Conference which was attended by about 100 guests from different companies and field of work (directors, managers, heads of production, quality managers, technologists, etc.). The conference also hosted renowned lecturers from Slovenia... more

Five organizations which were audited by 36-evaluators from the commission applied on public tender for the Slovenian EFQM award for the year 2013, among which odelo Slovenija d.o.o. became a finalist and also a winner of this prestigious award. The award ceremony was held on Brdo pri Kranju, the 12th of March 2014. Assessment of companies and institutions was held by each of the nine... more

In January 2014 we were honoured to host three distinguished ladies, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Alenka Bratušek, the Ambassadress of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Anne Elisabeth Prinz and the Ambassadress of the Republic of Turkey Serra Kaleli who visited our company odelo Slovenija. During the visit they also met with Mr. Ahmet Bayraktar, CEO and Managing... more

28.08.2013 - odelo Slovenija receives Automotive Lean Production Award 2013
The Slovene subsidiary of the odelo Group, odelo Slovenija d.o.o., has received the prestigious Automotive Lean Production Award in the category "International SME". Klaus Holeczek, Chief Executive Officer of the odelo group: "This award is the result of an ongoing implementation of Lean concept in the Slovene plant." Schwaikheim, 26 July 2013 - Winners of this year's Automotive Lean... more

28.02.2011: Turkish family-owned Bayraktarlar Holding A. ª. has acquired Germany-based odelo Group
Bayraktarlar Holding expands European business and establishes market position in Germany Plans to invest in new technology at odelo and will honour all existing collective labour agreements Ahmet Bayraktar, Vice President of Bayraktarlar Holding: "We will be working as partners and ensure that this acquisition will create vaule for our clients worldwide. Combining both of our companies'... more


08.12.2008: odelo Headquarters in Schwaikheim Change Landlords
The odelo Group, a leading maker of tail lights and signal lights for the automotive industry,... more

16.10.2008: Keeping Up with the Best through Continuing Training
In times when skilled workers are in short supply, more and more medium-sized companies have been... more

01.02.2008: Schefenacker Vision Systems now trades under odelo GmbH
Schwaikheim, 1 February 2008 – Schefenacker Vision Systems Germany GmbH, a leading manufacturer of... more

19.12.2007: Schefenacker Vision Systems Germany GmbH changes name to “odelo – Automotive Signal Lights”
Name change emphasises separation from former owner and holding company New... more

14.12.2007: Schefenacker Vision Systems presents strategy for future as independent group of companies
Comprehensive restructuring programme drawn up and key points agreed with works council, IG... more


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