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Read the interesting news items as well as current trends and press releases from and about SONOTRONIC.

Two doors in a forest

Effective: May 14, 2019
Zwei Türen stehen im Walde

The machine work room for the new Mercedes GLE Maybach resembles a forest of sonotrodes and is so spectacular that it introduces viewers to the world of SONOTRONIC in the new image film. The total of 290 feed units weld the various versions of the front and rear door panels in an anything but quiet and motionless way.

Ultrasound in plastics processing, medical technology and automotive industry

Effective: Feb 10, 2019
Ultraschall in der Kunststoffverarbeitung, Medizintechnik und Automobilindustrie

Optimal connections was the theme of the PLASTEC West and MD&M West trade fairs, at which SONOTRONIC Inc. was represented in February. The aim of both fairs was to present our ultrasonic, special and standard machines to an international trade audience from the fields of plastics processing and medical technology. Together with our sales manager Marc Hägele, our Mexican agency was represented at the Automotive Meetings in Mexico. There, solutions for the use of ultrasonic technology in the automotive industry were presented.

Ultrasonic riveting: door panels for the Lamborghini

Effective: Nov 30, 2018
Ultraschall-Nieten: Türverkleidungen für den Lamborghini

When it is not the cycle time that is important for producing door panels but rather the flexibility and cost of the machine, then two robot arms each with two interchangeable head tools can process one rivet pin after the other. Machines of this type are particularly profitable for products with many variants or for small batch runs.

ECOFLEX: Upgrade for shorter cycles

Effective: Nov 21, 2018
ECOFLEX: Upgrade für kürzeren Takt

Continuous process optimisation is not the only crucial competitive factor in the automotive industry and this is why the compact, ultrasonic ECOFLEX welding booth was redesigned to manufacture the cover of the VW Tiguan glove compartment. It combines many work stages into one, at a reduced cycle time.

Hidden Champion: SONOTRONIC is world market leader

Effective: Nov 21, 2018
Hidden Champion: SONOTRONIC ist Weltmarktführer

In the German business magazine "Wirtschaftswoche", SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH was declared world market leader in the field of "Ultrasonic special machines for the automotive industry". Every year, the magazine publishes the German world market leaders together with the Swiss University of St. Gallen.

FOOTBALL’S COMING TO SONOTRONIC SPORTS PARK: Company tournament on the new hybrid pitch

Effective: Jul 16, 2018
Football's coming to SONOTRONIC Sportpark: Firmenturnier auf neuem Hybrid-Rasen

Several highlights marked out the sports festival of SV Langensteinbach from 12 to 16 July. One was the inauguration of the “green hard pitch” and a second was the company football tournament involving two SONOTRONIC teams.

Review of FAKUMA 2017: Ultrasound has many facets

Effective: Oct 23, 2017
Rückblick FAKUMA 2017: Ultraschall hat viele Facetten

SONOTRONIC attended Fakuma on Lake Constance, Germany, again this year by exhibiting a selection from its ultrasonic standard machine programme together with numerous examples of special machines for working injection mouldings. The trade fair opened its doors to visitors from the plastics, automobile, textile and packaging industries for the 25th time from 17th to 21st October 2017.

Individual consulting and project management guarantee high customer satisfaction

Effective: Sep 15, 2017
Individuelles Consulting und Projektmanagement garantiert große Kundenzufriedenheit

SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH at Fakuma 2017 (Hall A4, Stand A4-4104).

Ultrasonic welding: instrument panel inserts for the Audi Q3

Effective: Sep 10, 2017
Ultraschall-Schweißen: Instrumententafel-Einlegteile für den Audi Q3

The special ultrasonic machine delivered to Hungary only takes 60 seconds to weld inserts into the instrument panels of the Audi Q3. And that’s not the only record!

Training at SONOTRONIC is booming

Effective: Jan 23, 2017
Training at SONOTRONIC is booming

The training exchange, “Launching your career” (Einstieg Beruf), registered a record of 18,500 visitors at the end of January in the Karlsruhe dm-arena, Germany. Masses of people also crowded around the SONOTRONIC stand.

Training ambassador promotes her craft

Effective: Jan 09, 2017
Training ambassador promotes her craft

Inspiring young people to participate in training with the ultrasound specialist, SONOTRONIC, is the declared aim of the training ambassador, Michelle Fromm. The 20-year old is currently in her third year as an apprentice technical model builder. “When I finished my A-levels, I honestly did not have a clue what job I should go for. Should I go to university or go for an apprenticeship instead? All doors were open to me but I did not know which one to take”, Michelle Fromm explained. As a result of a holiday job at SONOTRONIC, she then found her dream job.

People at the heart of things – SONOTRONIC provides help 365 days a year

Effective: Dec 16, 2016
People at the heart of things – SONOTRONIC provides help 365 days a year

Sharing financial success with people who depend on help is obvious for SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH – not only at Christmas, but right through the year.

SONOTRONIC helps young people to choose a career

Effective: Nov 26, 2016
SONOTRONIC helps young people to choose a career

Choosing a career can be a very tricky business: should it be a job in industry or perhaps something in the social sector? There are apparently endless possibilities for a pupil, who already has to know from an early age, what the future should hold for him. In order to shed a little light in the jobs jungle, SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH again took part in this year’s Day of Vocational Orientation. This was organised by the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce in co-operation with the Karlsbad-Waldbronn Community School on 17.11.2016.

Engineering class with a difference: mechanical engineering in practice

Effective: Nov 24, 2016
Technikunterricht einmal anders: Maschinenbau in der Praxis

At the end of November, class 9 of the Anne-Frank-Realschule [intermediate secondary technical school] in Ettlingen experienced an engineering class full of surprises at SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH in Karlsbad-Ittersbach. The second exchange between school and industry took place as part of the co-operation scheme, “Industry backs training”. The aim of this exchange was to demonstrate to the pupils ultrasound technology in practice alongside a visit to the works. Three weeks previously, Markus Hecht, Applications Director at SONOTRONIC, had delivered a paper on this subject during the engineering class.

Visitors to K 2016 show great interest in SONOTRONIC’s ultrasonic technology

Effective: Oct 28, 2016
Visitors to K 2016 show great interest in SONOTRONIC’s ultrasonic technology

230,000 trade visitors from more than 160 countries really packed a punch over the 8 days in October 2016 at K in Düsseldorf. The fair organisers are extremely pleased with the way the plastics exhibition went and SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH also summed up the exhibition as being very positive.

FachPack 2016: Positive discussions and quality enquiries

Effective: Sep 30, 2016
FachPack 2016: Positive discussions and quality enquiries

Following FachPack 2016 in Nuremberg (Germany), SONOTRONIC can report positive results: although the number of visitors to the fair fell back slightly overall, enquiries from trade visitors to SONOTRONIC were of exceptionally high quality.

The SONOTRONIC breakwater fleet ups its game

Effective: Jun 28, 2016
Die SONOTRONIC-Wellenbrecher Flotte rüstet auf

At the end of June again this year, the “Municipal Utilities” canoe regatta was held as part of the Port Culture Festival [Hafen-Kultur-Fest] in Karlsruhe, Germany. For this company competition, the race is conducted in six-man Canadian canoes over 300 metres on the Rhine.

Sunny outcome for the SONOTRONIC team at the 2016 B2RUN

Effective: Jun 09, 2016
Sonnige Ergebnisse für das SONOTRONIC-Team beim B2RUN 2016

Round 3 of the B2Run race started on 9th June 2016 involving approximately 50 employees of SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH of Karlsbad-Ittersbach: For the third time, the runners started at the Wildparkstadion for the 6.1 km run through the palace garden and around the castle of Karlsruhe.

Reinforced management team: SONOTRONIC appoints two authorised signatories

Effective: May 02, 2016
Gestärktes Führungsteam: SONOTRONIC bestellt zwei Prokuristen

In order to make the company even more future-proof, Jürgen Wolf, sales manager and Andreas Metko, operations manager, have been granted signing authority for the transactions of SONOTONIC Nagel GmbH with effect from 19.04.2016. By taking this step, Ingo Nagel, managing director of the globally active machine building company, is providing new impetus and reinforcing the management team.

SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH co-operates with the Karlsbad-Waldbronn non-denominational school under the “Business provides education” scheme.

Effective: Mar 07, 2016
SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH kooperiert mit Gemeinschaftsschule Karlsbad-Waldbronn im Rahmen von „Wirtschaft macht Schule“

On Tuesday morning, 1st March 2016, in the Karlsbad Civic Hall, the ceremonial signing took place of the co-operation project, “Business provides education”, organised by the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). The aim of the project is to foster a profitable partnership. Under this scheme, SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH will allow pupils of the Karlsbad-Waldbronn non-denominational school to get a glimpse of business procedures. At the same time, this co-operation will present apprenticeship schemes at an early stage and training for skilled workers.

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Events
Joining of plastics in automobiles 2019
Braunschweig (Germany)
05 - 06/06/2019
FachPack 2019
Nuremberg (Germany)
24 - 26/09/2019
K 2019
Duesseldorf (Germany)
16 - 23/10/2019
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