Story

2019
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.

2018
New laser systems

M1500 - one newly developed compact laser cell with horizontal and vertical processing sold. Revised laser polishing machine delivered to the HKPC institute in Hong Kong.

2017
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.

2016
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.

2015
Extension Arnold Ravensburg
Extension Arnold Ravensburg

Enlargement of the property area by 11000 square meters through the acquisition of a property in the immediate vicinity. GMTA newer Distributors for North America.

2013
Laser job shop "Arnold-Laserzentrum" opened

Arnold Ravensburg is expanding its range of services in 3D laser technology and sheet metal processing. To the offer of "Arnold Laser Center"

2012
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.

2011
Special machine "laser cleaning"

as a further method for the flexibility of the laser tool.

2010
Exhibition appearance in China

Participation in the LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS in Shanghai.

2009
New laser systems

First production systems with fiber and disk lasers.

2007
Distribution partner USA

KAR Enterprises Incorporated, Michigan Official Distributor USA.

2006
First orders from Russia. Strengthening of the USA activities.
2005
Participation in the research project 'Laser Polishing'

together with the Fraunhofer Institute in Aachen and other project participants.

2004
Increased export

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.

2003
Laser welding systems and laser processing centers to China and Iran
2002
70 employees - sales approx. € 17-18 million
2001
Supplier to all automobile manufacturers

and their main suppliers, quality system ISO 9001, ISO 14001

1985
First laser welding system for gear factory in Friedrichshafen
1978
Major order from MAN Nuremberg, test field engines
Major order from MAN Nuremberg, test field engines
1969
From 1969 transition to fixture construction and special machines for industry
1960
Move into the new building at Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 29
1950
About 20 employees

- mechanical workshop, contract turning shop for automatic turned parts

1950
Owner Karl Arnold, master mechanic from 1952
Owner Karl Arnold, master mechanic from 1952
1924
Change of ownership Emil Arnold
1919
Founding of the Arnold company
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