Ultrawaves Wasser & Umwelttechnologien GmbH

Ultrawaves Wasser & Umwelttechnologien GmbH

ULTRAWAVES GmbH develops and markets innovative high-power ultrasound systems for water and environmental engineering. Apart from the disintegration of biomass in wastewater treatment and biogas plants, the systems are also used in industrial applications.

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Kasernenstr. 12 , Hamburg , 21073 21073 Germany
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Sludge Management
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Globally (various continents)
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Successful for the environment
We follow this guiding principle by continuously developing our technology and products for applications in environmental engineering. We strive to achieve continuous, organic growth. In this way we create future-orientated jobs, both at home and abroad with our worldwide sales partners.

The beginnings
In 2001, ULTRAWAVES GmbH was founded by Prof. (em.) Dr.-Ing. Uwe Neis and Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nickel as spin-off company from TUHH. Our patented high-power ultrasound systems were and are developed on the basis of the wealth of knowledge acquired over many years. ULTRAWAVES is now the worldwide market leader for ultrasound applications in environmental engineering.

Our know-how
Ultrasound is a particular technology. Our know-how comes from many years of research work at Hamburg-Harburg Technical University (TUHH). Under the leadership of Prof. emeritus Dr.-Ing. Uwe Neis, research was carried out on the physical, chemical and biological effects of different forms of ultrasound on aqueous media. The research focussed on the intensification of biological degradation processes for the treatment of water, wastewater and biomasses.

A special partnership
In order to implement its research work in practice, ULTRAWAVES entered into a partnership with a company in southwest Germany, SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH (Karlsbad), one of the leading manufacturers of industrial ultrasound systems. Since then the high-power systems have continued to be developed in close cooperation. The manufacture of the systems and production of the ultrasound components – the hearts of the systems – are carried out by highly qualified employees in Karlsbad.

Worldwide networking
The interest and markets for innovative environmental technologies are not only large in Germany. Since 2002, our ultrasound systems have also been successfully marketed through our international sales partners. We are now represented in more than 20 countries – and the trend is increasing.

Production in Germany
Each year, numerous ultrasound systems are produced at the Karlsbad location. Our customers‘ high quality requirements are satisfied through high-quality workmanship and leading technology. The decisive components of the ultrasound systems are developed and produced in the company‘s own toolmaking department as well as the generator and converter production departments.

Through our worldwide service and sales network, we are available for you anywhere and anytime you need us and can flexibly respond to your ideas and wishes. Our technical staff is always ready to ensure optimum and permanent operation for you.

From the company‘s head quarters in Hamburg on the site of the TUHH, ULTRAWAVES delivers its high-performance ultrasound systems and coordinates its international partner network. Apart from research and development, regular partner meetings, training courses and project consultations take place in our offices in the building of the Northern Institute of Technology (NIT) at TUHH.

Worldwide partner network for quality from Germany SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH, our partner company from the very outset, produces the high-power ultrasound systems at its company base in Karlsbad, in the middle of the technology region of Karlsruhe. Here the company draws on its long-standing experience in the ultrasound industry and produces the important ultrasound components in-house.

The high-performance ultrasonic systems of ULTRAWAVES are developed and produced in Germany by SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH. The company, which is based in Karlsbad, Baden-Würtemberg, is one of the leading international manufacturers of industrial ultrasonic systems.

In close co-operation with ULTRAWAVES, research was put into to practice here and market-ready products were developed using the high-performance ultrasonic system and the BIOSONATOR compact. SONOTRONIC is a reliable supplier and technology partner of ULTRAWAVES.

SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH, founded in 1974, is now managed by the second generation owner and managing director, Ingo Nagel. With more than 300 employees, the company develops and produces innovative ultrasonic systems and machines for plastics processing at its headquarters in Karlsbad. SONOTRONIC supplies renowned representatives of the automobile, plastics, packaging, food, textile and medical industries throughout the world. Every year, the Karlsbad site also manufacturers large numbers of ultrasonic systems for breaking down biomass. The important components of the ultrasonic systems are developed and produced in its own, highly modern production centres.

The SONOTRONIC group of companies has had a majority holding in ULTRAWAVES Wasser & Umwelttechnologien GmbH since January 2014. As a subsidiary, ULTRAWAVES benefits from more than 40 years‘ experience in ultrasound technology, as well from an integrated and applied quality and environmental management system to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001, thus satisfying the strict quality requirements of customers. With branches in Spain and the USA, plus a network of agents worldwide, SONOTRONIC also has international coverage.