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Arnold AG

Figures

Sales and personnel trends 2018

COMPANY PERFORMANCE

Company performance in 2018 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, Uwe Arnold (Chairman), Christoph Ebert The Arnold Board: Ingo Stemmer, Uwe Arnold (Chairman), Christoph Ebert

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Timeline

FROM 1924 TO TODAY

Arnold AG

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

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
Arnold AG

Are you a journalist and would like to get more information?
Feel free to call me:

Isabell Issing
Communications

Industriestraße 6-10
61381 Friedrichsdorf
Tel. +49 6172 765-4030
Fax +49 6172 765-84030

Press releases

About Arnold

Friedrichsdorf/Steinbach-Hallenberg, Oct/10/2019. Arnold AG is a German specialist for high-quality products that are made of and/or include metal. The company was founded in 1924 in Frankfurt am Main by Karl Arnold and is now managed in its third generation by Uwe Arnold as CEO. Further board members are Ingo Stemmer and Christoph Ebert.

The range of services is diverse and goes far beyond classic metalworking. The company implements everything from small bending parts to complex assemblies for industrial customers as well as sophisticated elements for yacht manufacturers and high-quality sculptures for artists. In addition, it offers consultancy services for technical feasibility issues.   

Currently, around 350 permanent employees and 30 apprentices work at Arnold AG.

The headquarters of the company is located in Friedrichsdorf, Hesse. Another production site is located in Steinbach-Hallenberg, Thuringia.

In 2018, the company performance amounted to nearly 52 million euros.

Arnold AG includes the subsidiary Nordlicht GmbH (www.nordlicht.de).

Arnold AG is certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 (among other standards). The company is a member of the "Edelstahl Rostfrei" [stainless steel] information center, the DVS Deutscher Verband für Schweißen [the German Welding Association], the BME Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft [the Federal Association of Materials Management], the FVM Fachverband Metallhandwerk [the Professional Association of Metal Handwork] and the Deutscher Werkbund Hessen e.V. [the German Work Federation of Architects, Artists, Builders].

To learn more about Arnold, please contact

Isabell Issing
Communications

Industriestraße 6-10
61381 Friedrichsdorf
Tel. +49 6172 765-4030
Fax +49 6172 765-84030

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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