OWR Odenwaldwerke Rittersbach GmbH

Your partner for Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and CBRNe

About us 

OWR Odenwaldwerke Rittersbach GmbH (member of DIRKS Group) was established in Rittersbach site in 1947. Our portfolio includes:
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of military vehicles (logistics vehicles, tankers, heavy-duty transporters, etc.)
  • Comprehensive services in the field of civil and military CBRNe defense (production of special equipment, decontamination chemicals, etc.)
  • Mechanical and metal construction (systems, functional containers, components, etc.)
  • Spare Parts Sale
  • On-site service (repair, decontamination, disinfection, etc.)

We are part of DIRKS Defence & Security, a reliable workshop network with four depot-level-workshops and a strong partner network throughout Germany.


MRO – Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul

Our workforce comprises mechanics, painters, welders and electricians. With a total of 30 productive personnel, we proudly support U.S. Armed Forces, Bundeswehr and other NATO partners through professional & efficient repairs, including refurbishment. Our proven competencies include logistics vehicles, tankers and heavy-duty transporters as well as CBRNe devices such as our CBRNe decontamination system MPD-100 or our wounded transportation system VTS


In the domain of civil and military CBRNe defense we are a producer of numerous small, medium and large systems, e.g.:

  • Decontamination systems as a container solution or vehicle extension (e.g. MPD-100®)
  • Wound decontamination (e.g. wounded transport system VTS)
  • CBRN laboratory supplies (e.g. (e.g. mobile manipulation chamber Glovebox®)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Handheld devices (e.g. FogBooster ®)
  • Training and service (e.g. CBRNe simulation case ToxSim®)
  • Hygiene/emergency clothing deployment sites

We also sell our patented decontamination chemicals (e.g. GD-6® etc.) and expendable items (e.g. decontamination soap, marking kits etc.).

After Sales

We are listed as a spare parts supplier by many NATO Partners, fire brigades and other security agencies. As an ISO 9001-certified company, we have been delivering reliably and with high quality for decades. This holds true especially for special vehicles (e.g. trailers), functional containers (e.g. MPD-100®) and other systems (e.g. CBRNe double tracing wheels) manufactured by us, for which we guarantee all spare parts even after many decades.

Produktion + Systemintegration 

We are a manufacturer of special equipment in the field of CBRNe defense and in conventional mechanical engineering. Our customers from the defense, protection & prevention sector (CBRNe defense forces, fire brigades, civil protection, etc.) value our ingenuity in solving problems quickly and reliably, as well as our many years of experience.

On-site service

We are offer on-site service, too. In Germany, throughout Europe and overseas. Be it repairs or disinfection (e.g. African Swine Flu, mold removal in vehicles and containers).

Our network - The whole is greater than the sum of its parts     

In cooperation with our sister plants EAFT (Emden), MWB (Geestland) and BDT (Tallinn) as well as more than 100 partner workshops in our Germany-wide network, we are flexible to respond to customer requirements, both in quality and quantity. In our network, we have an expert for (almost) every problem and can therefore also solve complicated special issues quickly and competently. As a medium-sized company, we see ourselves as a repair professional who works in cooperation with many large OEMs.



EAFT Emder Anlagen- und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH

  • 150 employees 
  • MRO services for vehicles and functional containers



MWB Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH

  • 80 employees
  • MRO services for vehicles and components


Workshop Network Germany

LKW-Instandsetzung in dezentralen Einrichtungen

  • Over 100 partners in GER

  • Helpdesk & QA
  • Web portal, tablet assisted diagnosis


BDT Baltic Defence & Tchnology 

  • 40 employees  
  • MRO of armored and non-armored vehicles 

  • Log. support  

We are DIRKS!

Trust our experience and expertise in the Industrial, Distribution, Automation and Defense & Security business areas. For your tailor-made and industry-specific system solutions, we combine our core skills to provide tailor-made concepts. Well-known companies and organizations from the food, fashion, consumer goods, automotive, shipbuilding, plant engineering and defense sectors have trusted our services and products for decades.


Continue writing your personal success story with us. We offer you a wide range of entry-level and development opportunities

Contact us 


Oberschefflenzer Str.9






Contact persons  


Felix Bäder -218 

Accounting, personnel, organization

Eva Kania -218

Order center

Andreas Stadler - 238
Erhard Gurt -294