People, facts, and figures

 

Figures

Sales and personnel trends 2014

COMPANY PERFORMANCE

Company performance in 2015 was just under 45 million euros.

EMPLOYEES

Around 350 regular staff and 35 trainees currently work at Arnold AG.

INVESTMENT RATIO

The average investment ratio over the past ten years was ca. 4 percent of company performance.

LIQUIDITY PROVISION

Arnold AG operates on a sound financial basis, allowing it to make decisions quickly and get things done.

Management

The Arnold AG Board

The Arnold Board: Ingo Stemmer, Christoph Ebert, Uwe Arnold (Chairman)

Timeline

FROM 1924 TO TODAY

1924

Karl Arnold founds the company

His motto: “There’s no such thing as impossible” endures to this day, as does his philosophy: “Think like a craftsman, manufacture like an industrialist.”

1924-1961

Arnold is innovative from the word go, registering 8 patents and 28 utility model applications and winning 2 silver medals for its construction of wash boilers and butchers’ kettles.

1961

Full steam ahead

Rolf Arnold, the son of the founder, forges ahead with making the company an industrial supplier.

1965

Expansion

Arnold moves to its current headquarters in Friedrichsdorf.

1979

Strong partnerships

With the interior construction for Frankfurt’s Alte Oper opera house, Arnold returns to its roots in construction.

1983

Arnold goes global

The Caracas opera house is the first major international interior construction project.

1983-1985

A technological pioneer

Arnold upgrades the machine park with the first welding robot and a punch laser combination machine.

1988

The first brand

The brand claim “Arnold... stark in Metall!” ushers in a new era.

1991

Go East

The road east leads to Steinbach-Hallenberg, Thuringia, where Arnold establishes a production location in the former GDR in collaboration with the Diller family.

1993

Arnold moves into the new state-of-the-art premises in Thuringia. The number of employees grows rapidly.

1998

Daimler Benz commissions Arnold to produce the first “Balloon Flower” for Jeff Koons.

1999

Rolf Arnold hands over the management of the company to Uwe Arnold and Dieter Stemmer.

2001

Merger of the Arnold companies to form a joint stock corporation.

2001-2007

Production capacity and facilities continue to expand at both sites.

2008

Expectations exceeded

The project at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport becomes by far the largest foreign project to date.

2012

The robot-assisted laser welding facility goes into operation.

2013

A new generation on the board of directors: Ingo Stemmer and Christoph Ebert form the new board of directors together with Uwe Arnold.

2007-2015

“If it’s simple, someone else will do it”: Arnold embarks on a process of internal reorganization and revamps its public image.

2015

The second brand

Arnold goes public with its passion! “Metalligent” becomes the company’s new watchword.

2024

Impossible? Only if you don’t believe in it: Arnold celebrates its 100th birthday.

Media

Press contact


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Communications
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61381 Friedrichsdorf
Tel. +49 6172 765-4030
Fax +49 6172 765-84030

Press releases

Arnold ist jetzt metalligent­® (German only)

Friedrichsdorf, 7. Dezember 2015. Die Arnold AG präsentiert sich ab sofort mit neuem Markenauftritt. Der neue Slogan der Metallspezialisten ist „metalligent­®“, eine Wortmischung aus „metallisch“ und „intelligent“. Auch das Logo ist neu. Letzten Samstag gab die Geschäftsführung in einem zweitägigen Firmenevent vor der gesamten Belegschaft den Startschuss. „Für uns endet damit eine Ära, denn man kannte unseren Spruch „...stark in Metall“ und das alte Arnold-A seit 1988. Aber es war an der Zeit unsere sensible, leidenschaftliche und etwas spinnende Seite hervorzuheben. Wir sind metalligent und das zeigen wir nun“, erklärt Vorstandsvorsitzender Uwe Arnold. Es sei unbedingt notwendig gewesen, erst alle Mitarbeiter zu involvieren, bevor man sich nach außen im neuen Gewand zeige. Zum ersten Mal in der Firmengeschichte kamen daher am Wochenende alle 350 Mitarbeiter beider Standorte, Friedrichsdorf und Steinbach-Hallenberg, zusammen. Die neue Marke ist Ergebnis eines 18-monatigen Entwicklungsprozesses, begleitet vom Münchner Markenexperten Jon Christoph Berndt. Sie ist Teil der 2008 gestarteten, internen Kampagne „Arnold 100“,  in der alle Abläufe mit Blick auf das 100-jährige Bestehen im Jahr 2024 analysiert und optimiert werden.

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Press reports about Arnold

Trumpf Express
16.06.2014
(German only)

If it’s simple, someone else will do it.

The editors of Express in conversation with Uwe Arnold on the metal experts’ passion for their work and the day-to-day challenges they deal with.


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