From the special welding shop to the developer of laser machining centers
Arnold is a medium-sized family company with a history of over 100 years. Our development went from a supplier of welding and production parts to the manufacture of complex devices and special machines. The development and production of laser systems has been our most important product since 1985. We celebrated our centenary in 2019. In the anniversary year, Arnold employed around 80 people and various "events" were celebrated with our employees, customers and sales partners.
3D laser polishing machine for glass
First 3D laser polishing machine for glass manufactured and delivered together with partners in the Rapid Optics research project funded by the BMFT.
Arnold Ravensburg on course for growth
All time high in the number of machines delivered. Arnold company achieves a turnover of 85 million euros with 26 employees.
New 3D laser center
Newly revised 3D laser center is put into operation in Beijing. Modular construction kit for the laser systems for gear wheels.
Special machine "laser cleaning"
as a further method for the flexibility of the laser tool.
Exhibition appearance in China
Participation in the LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS in Shanghai.
New laser systems
First production systems with fiber and disk lasers.
Distribution partner USA
KAR Enterprises Incorporated, Michigan Official Distributor USA.
First orders from Russia. Strengthening of the USA activities.
Participation in the research project 'Laser Polishing'
together with the Fraunhofer Institute in Aachen and other project participants.
Since the beginning of 2000, our deliveries abroad have increased due to the weak domestic demand. Delivery of 5 laser welding systems to Chrysler Kokomo.
Laser welding systems and laser processing centers to China and Iran
70 employees - sales approx. € 17-18 million
Supplier to all automobile manufacturers
and their main suppliers, quality system ISO 9001, ISO 14001
First laser welding system for gear factory in Friedrichshafen
Major order from MAN Nuremberg, test field engines
From 1969 transition to fixture construction and special machines for industry
Move into the new building at Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 29
About 20 employees
- mechanical workshop, contract turning shop for automatic turned parts
Owner Karl Arnold, master mechanic from 1952
Change of ownership Emil Arnold
Founding of the Arnold company
Owner, founder Anton Arnold, master mechanic Subject of the company Mechanical workshop, repair shop, special welding shop for cast and aluminum