About Us

Who Is Odawara Automation?

Odawara Automation is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of machines that automate complex winding and assembly processes for electric motors. Whether you are looking for a specialty machine or an entire product assembly line, our team of design engineers and assembly technicians are here to provide you with a single-source solution. Our driving principles have always been quality, safety, functionality, and cost-effectiveness.

Our Mission Statement

Odawara Automation (OA) embodies a ‘Pioneering Spirit,’ tackling new challenges with ingenuity and an unwavering commitment to excellence. OA is a trusted supplier dedicated to meeting customer needs by delivering world-class machines and assembly systems for electric motor manufacturers worldwide. We are driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation, excellence, and customer satisfaction.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Brendan T. O'Connor, P.E.


With 20+ years of automated machine design and manufacturing experience, Brendan drives innovation to deliver the most advanced equipment.

Chris Spejna

Business Development

With 40+ years of motor winding experience, Chris’s knowledge of winding systems supports our team in designing equipment for nearly any need.

Daniel Schultes

Operations Manager

Daniel brings extensive project management skills to ensure our team provides customers the right solutions for their production needs.

Josh Chapman

Production Manager

Josh has 10+ years in equipment building, and under his leadership, our production team produces the highest quality machines and parts.

Serving Manufacturers in North America, Central America, South America and Europe

The Odawara Group dates back to the 1950s, founded as Odawara Machine Works. The group today has several locations and serves customers throughout the world.

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Our History

Odawara Automation’s commitment to innovation and customer success is evident in our four decades of industry-leading work in winding automation and production.


Ott-A-Matic Winders Founded in Huber Heights, Ohio.


Odawara Engineering of Japan purchases a controlling interest in Ott-A-Matic Winders. The company name is changed to Odawara Automation, Inc.


Odawara Automation builds a new facility in Tipp City, Ohio. 18,000 sq ft manufacturing and 10,000 sq ft engineering space.


Odawara Automation expands the Tipp City facility by an additional 12,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.


Odawara Engineering purchases remaining shares of Odawara Automation, becomes 100% owner of Odawara Automation.


Chris Spejna becomes President of Odawara Automation.


Brendan T. O’Connor becomes President of Odawara Automation.

Our Core Values


We strive to do the right thing always, acting truthfully and honorably, even when no one is watching.



We communicate openly and consistently with our customers and employees to foster lifelong relationships built on trust. We trust our employees will make the best decisions, and we own our collective results together.


Commitment to Excellence

We constantly seek more efficient processes, innovative technologies, and new opportunities for training and development. We will never stop trying to better serve our customers with reduced lead times, clear communication, and higher quality products.



We challenge our ideas of what’s possible in order to better meet the needs of our customers. We work with a sense of urgency and never settle, constantly seeking personal and professional growth to deliver innovation that matters.



We understand that communication starts by listening, understanding different perspectives, and caring about others’ needs and success. Through caring, we maintain respectful relations with customers, partners, suppliers, OA employees and communities.


Loyalty & Commitment

We are dedicated to the success of our customers, partners and OA employees. We work collaboratively to solve problems and achieve goals.

Odawara – Your Single-Source Winding Solution




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Odawara – Your Single Source Solution




Setup & Training


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