About Arnold Ravensburg

Sustainable Solutions thanks to Research & Technology Transfer

To achieve our objectives of integrating state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, we participate in future-oriented research projects with renown organizations, such as the Fraunhofer Institutions. The result are self-developed patents, which provide us an excellent future perspective

Laser polishing

Systems by Arnold: Practical and Customer-oriented

Changing requirements for the tasks undertaken by our customers constantly require system modifications, which fosters our innovative and creative approach, and for our customers this means that they always receive a machine which exactly fits their needs.

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Certified Quality Management

Arnold Ravensburg is certified to the quality management system ISO 9001. In this way, we ensure our customers a high standard of all services and products. This means troublefree systems to the greatest extent with maximum availability, as well as ‚turnkey‘ solutions and processes.

Arnold was founded in 1919 in Ravensburg and has now been in business for more than 100 years.

Anton Arnold laid the foundation of the business in 1919 with a specialist welding shop for cast iron and aluminum. With the current owner, Mr. Thomas Arnold, the company continues under family ownership, and in 2019, our centenary year, now employs around 80 staff.

Initially, the Arnold company was a supplier of manufactured and welded parts. Later on, own-produced fixtures and special machines for a wide range of industrial sectors were added.


In 1985 we manufactured our first own-design Laser welding system for Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen. Since then, we have been producing and developing complex laser systems including the necessary auxiliary processes, the required automation components and the special fixture technology for laser welding. We have supplied complete production lines for laser welding including the auxiliary processes developed by us, such as pressing, heating, brushing stations and ultrasonic equipment to all major drive manufacturers.

Systems for laser welding continue to be our most important area. We also have many other laser systems however, for laser cutting, deposition welding and even for laser hardening and laser polishing.

Today our laser systems are used around the world, with many hundreds of references. The systems are located across all continents, with the majority of our machines being installed in Europe and China .