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.

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 as spin-off company from TUH. 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 Technical University (TUH). 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 Karlsbad, in the middle of the technology region of Karlsruhe, 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.
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. Here the company draws on its long-standing experience in the ultrasound industry and produces the important ultrasound components in-house.

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