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History

ODL has been founded in 1987 by two physicists having years of experience in thin film coating for aerospace optical applications.

At the beginning, the aim of the company was basically focused on the development of processes and optical products for scientific and research entities.

Those products would have spanned in ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS) and near infrared (NIR) range.

During the years, the growing interest of the market in the optical products led ODL to grow as a company oriented to the industry needs still maintaining its R&D attitude.

So, since 1990 ODL has been developed specific dichroic coatingsto get in new markets: at first entertainment market and afterwards the architectural lighting, the airport field lighting, the railway signalling systems, the medical lighting and industrial optics.

Besides the Italian market, where ODL is a reference leader, the sales abroad are such that nowadays more than the 70% of the turnover is done by the export sales department.

ODL sales its dichroic filters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Great Britain, Czech Republic, USA and China where a new production unit has been set up recntly.

ODL privately owned, counts today more than 50 employees in the Brembate di Sopra (Bergamo) facility.

The building covers today more than 2,000 square meters. ODL quality System since 2002 is in compliance with the standard ISO 9001:2008.