The present and future of ultrasonic welding technology


The present and future of ultrasonic welding technology

About Herrmann

Ultrasonic Pioneer

The history of Herrmann Ultraschall begins with the entrepreneurial vision of Walter Herrmann, who founded the company in 1961. Over the past 50 years, his name became synonymous with technological leadership and innovations in ultrasonic welding systems. With his pioneering inventions, especially in the area of high performance generator technology, and his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Herrmann laid a foundation for the commercial success of ultrasonic technology. He led his business to the top rank in ultrasonic plastic welding and assembly.


Founder’s Prize

Paying tribute to an entrepreneur with a pioneering spirit and ingenuity, Walter Herrmann was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 of the Sparkassenverband Baden-Württemberg. For more than five decades, Walter Herrmann and his people have reliably delivered one innovation after the other .


We need more space

Since 2000, this is the third building expansion. The total floor space will be increased to 17,100 square meters. Thinking local but acting global is the commitment: a total of 25 locations in 19 countries ensure that consulting, service and quality add up for all major markets.



After previous interviews with employees and managers, the company has been awarded the TOP JOB seal for the third time. Wolfgang Clement emphasized the outstanding achievements in the field of human resource development and employee motivation. This includes in particular the specially established 'Herrmann Academy' for orientation and training of new and established employees, further education and the promotion of corporate culture through sport.

Global growth

With the opening of new Tech-Centers in Shah Alam in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), in Brunn near Vienna (Austria) and in Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo (Brazil) more possibilities for local technical advice, for tests and on-site training are provided.

New Headquarters in Japan

In June, the new Headquarters for our Japanese customers and prospects were opened in the area of Kashiwanoha campus, northeast of Tokyo, and vis-à-vis the Tokyo University. Highly trained ultrasonic specialists and a fully equipped ultrasonic application laboratory offer ideal conditions for customer service and application testing.


Collaboration in Sweden

As part of the global strategy to bring more ultrasonic services to local customers, Herrmann Ultraschall opened its 12th Tech-Center. With an ultrasonic welding laboratory at Battenfeld Sverige in Halmstad, Sweden, Scandinavian cutomers have the option to do initial feasability tests and process optimization tests locally.

New and faster lab calender

We upgraded our ultrasonic laboratory nonwovens with a new and faster lab calender. Production conditions with web material speeds up to 800 m/min and material widths up to 500 mm can now be simulated.


Granting of the inventor award

For his contribution to the exploitation and marketing of ultrasonic technology for welding of plastics, packaging and hygiene nonwovens, Walter Herrmann is honored with the CEHMS Inventor Award of the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS).

Local engagement

With the opening of new Tech-Centers in Hilden (BeNeLux), Istanbul (Turkey), and Katowice (Poland), we are expanding our sales and distribution network. All Tech-Centers are excellently equipped and provide the opportunity for weld tests and feasability studies.

Continuing education with system

When a politician takes over a government office, he has a grace period of 100 days before a first assessment will be made. Also with new employees much depends on the course of the first three months. New employees at Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG can be sure that they are optimally supported in the first 100 days: The 'Herrmann Akademy' , founded in 2011, provides them with lots of motivation, training and further education. For this, the company again received the TOP JOB award in 2013.


Opening of additional Tech-Centers

We increase our local commitment. With our new Tech-Centers in Budaörs (Hungary) und Brno (Czechia) we offer you application consulting by our experts in your area.


CELEBRATION – ceremony to honor entrepreneurial spirit

The company celebrates its 50th anniversary with Technology Days and a special jubilee program. First time ever, Tech-Days were held at the Karlsbad headquarters with a wide range of interactive workshops and factory tours – with very positive feedback. At the anniversary celebration on Nov. 3, 2011, 750 guests enjoyed a multimedia performance where the highlights of history and technology of Herrmann Ultraschall were presented perfectly.

New Tech-Center in Chavanod, France

With new premises, the French Tech-Center of Herrmann Ultraschall has siginficantly increased. Customers do now not only benefit from Herrmann system solutions, but also from more possibilities for on-site weld tests and feasability studies.


HiQ – a new generation of machines

At K 2010 the new HiQ machine generation is presented to the public for the first time. With the flexible fluid-drive concept Herrmann Ultraschall is again setting standards in the field of ultrasonic welding.

New quality label Ultra³

With the new quality label Ultra³ the performance of the new machines is emphasized: Precise. Flexible. Economical. These are attributes which indicate value for the customer and which differentiate ultrasonic welding from other joining technologies. The red label provides visual acuity and indicates that the weld application was resolved with ultrasonics from Herrmann Ultraschall.


New partnerships

Since 2009, further support in sales and technical consulting is garantueed by Unimark in India and EcoSonic in Korea. The employees have been trained extensively at the Karlsbad headquarters and optimally prepared for their new responsibilities.

ZIM innovation program

ZIM stands for 'Central Innovation Program for German SMEs' and is an initiative run by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). In 2010 Herrmann Ultraschall receives the coveted funding to develop a highly flexible fluid drive for ultrasonic tools and is then invited to the booth of the BMWi at Hannover Messe.


Commitment to Germany

In September 2007 the foundation is laid for a generous extension. Additional 4500 sqm for production and administration mean a doubling of the existing premises and provide new job opportunities. A resounding yes to the location Germany.


The generation change

Thomas Herrmann relocates from Herrmann Ultrasonics back to Karlsbad. As CEO he now manages Herrmann Ultraschall together with Arnold Schneider; also as CEO he remains responsible for the American subsidiary Herrmann Ultrasonics.

Closer to the customer

Herrmann Ultraschall establishs the new Tech-Center North in Walsrode, Germany. More customer support also in Mexico – Herrmann Ultrasonics opens a Tech-Center in Mexico City. Both offices are provided with the newest technology and excellently equipped application laboratories for weld tests.

Further potential for ultrasonics: the packaging market

Herrmann Ultraschall wins along with Huhtamaki Ronsberg the German packaging award 2007 for the creative and innovative packaging concept Cyclero.


New company building for Herrmann Ultrasonics

ThWith the construction of the new company building in Bartlett, the company size was doubled to about 1900 square meters; another 1400 sqm are available for expansion.

The subsidiary is very similar to the headquarters in Karlsbad, not only from the appearance. It also offers the complete scope of services with application laboratories, service, and trainings for the American market.

The winner is …

In 2006 Herrmann Ultraschall wins the innovation prize of the technology region Karlsruhe for the new development of the rotating process for continuous bonding of nonwovens. An outstanding award for an industrial enterprise, which until then had only been awarded to institutes or individual scientists.


More presence in China

With the founding of Herrmann Ultrasonics Hangzhou Technology Co., Ltd. in Hangzhou, Herrmann is able to respond better to the new market. Contacts for customers are highly trained Chinese staff who procure a sophisticated technology.


Honor to whom honor is due

On his70th birthday, company founder Walter Herrmann gets the business medal of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, presented by the Minister for Economic Affairs Ernst Pfister.


Herrmann goes East

After almost 12 month of preliminary work, Herrmann Ultraschall signs a pioneering joint venture agreement with XiZi to develop the Chinese market.


TOP JOB – a special award

The Quality seal TOP JOB is known since 2002 for outstanding employer quality. With scientific support, personnel work of German SMEs is assessed. With this Award, Herrmann Ultraschall has been able to join the ranks of the best employers in the German SME.


A special award

Herrmann Ultraschall belongs to the TOP 100 among the German medium-sized businesses. An award that provides confidence! The established TOP 100 seal makes innovation visible at first glance, thus ensuring a high level of trust with customers, suppliers, applicants, and the general public.


Herrmann continues to grow

Investments are worthwile – not only the know-how grows, but also the international clientele and the variety of applications. Logical consequence is a 10,000 square feet Extension to provide more room for application laboratories, research, production, and management.


Digital technology meets ultrasonic generator

State of the art: The new ultrasonic generator series DYNAMIC digital control is based on digital technology, providing consistent performance independent of component aging or temperature fluctuations.


Nonwovens and ultrasonics

With the new NON-CONTACT/NON-WEAR technology, Herrmann holds a patent which allows for low-contact and wear-free laminating and embossing of nonwoven materials. The European Disposables and Nonwovens Association recognizes the outstanding technology with the 'INDEX 96' award.


30 years later

The year 1991 marks an additional milestone in the continuous development of Ultrasonic Technology. At the company's 30-year anniversary, the first completely numerically controlled (CNC) Ultrasonic Welding System is introduced to the world market. Up until now the DIALOG controller is the benchmark of leading technology for ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics.


Herrmann goes West

The necessity for a global presence was recognized early at Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik and in 1990 the US subsidiary Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. was successfully founded in the USA by Thomas Herrmann, the son of the parent company founder Walter Herrmann.


DIALOG is possible: the first monitor

The DIALOG control for Herrmann ultrasonics welding systems is introduced to the market, the first and only controller which provides true operator-machine communication.


Technical quantum leap

The Herrmann Group introduces the high performance transistor generator for ultrasonic welding machines, a milestone in the continuous development of ultrasonic technology for the welding of thermoplastic parts.


Need for expansion

Business is getting better and the production must be expanded. The future company headquarters of the Herrmann Group is founded in the newly established industrial area of Karlsbad-Ittersbach.


First time ever

As the first manufacturer in the Federal Republic of Germany, Walter Herrmann succeeds to produce high performance ultrasonic generators using piezoelectric oscillation.


Company foundation

Walter Herrmann Elektronik und Maschinenbau is the name of the newly founded company.
The ambition: replacing of the interference-prone tube generators with highly efficient generators for ultrasonic welding machines.