ULTRAWAVES – Wasser- und Umwelttechnologien GmbH
Becker-Goering-Strasse 17-25
76307 Karlsbad, Germany
Phone: +49 7248 9166-171

Contact form


The history of ULTRAWAVES began in 2001 when it was founded. Since then, we have continued to develop our patented high-power ultrasonic systems on the basis of knowledge acquired over many years and have become one of the global market leaders.

ULTRAWAVES GmbH develops and markets innovative high-power ultrasonic 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.

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nickel Gründer von Ultrawaves

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nickel, founder of ULTRAWAVES

The beginnings

ULTRAWAVES GmbH was founded in 2001. Our patented high-power ultrasonic 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 ultrasonic applications in environmental engineering.


Our know-how

Ultrasonic is a particular technology. Our know-how comes from many years of research work at Hamburg Technical University (TUHH). Research was carried out on the physical, chemical and biological effects of different forms of ultrasonic 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 ultrasonic systems. Since then, the high-power systems have continued to be developed in close cooperation. The manufacture of the systems and production of the ultrasonic components – the hearts of the systems – are carried out by highly qualified employees in Karlsbad.



The growth

The steadily increasing demand for ultrasonic systems, the international distribution and our continuously growing number of employees reflect the growth of ULTRAWAVES. Our entrepreneurial achievements and products attract attention in leading media such as TV (ARD) and press (DIE ZEIT) and have also been awarded the Innovation Prizes of the German Industry (category Environmental Technology) and the State of Baden-Württemberg (Dr.-Rudolf-Eberle-Prize).


Worldwide networking

The interest and markets for innovative environmental technologies are not only large in Germany. Since 2002, our ultrasonic 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.



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.



Vom Firmensitz in Karlsbad liefert ULTRAWAVES die Hochleistungs-Ultraschallsysteme weltweit aus und koordiniert das internationale Partnernetzwerk


From the company’s headquarters in Karlsbad, in the middle of the technology region of Karlsruhe, ULTRAWAVES delivers its high-performance ultrasonic systems and coordinates its international partner network. Apart from research and development, regular partner meetings, training courses and project consultations take place.

As our partner company from the very beginning, SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH produces the high-performance ultrasonic systems at the company headquarters in Karlsbad. Here, the company draws on its long-standing experience in the ultrasonic industry and produces the important ultrasonic components in-house.

Quality "Made in Germany"

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-Württemberg, is one of the leading international manufacturers of industrial ultrasonic systems.

In close co-operation with ULTRAWAVES, research was put into the practice here and market-ready products were developed using the high-performance ultrasonic system. 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, Germany. SONOTRONIC supplies renowned representatives of the automotive, plastics, packaging, food, textile and medical industries throughout the world.  The Karlsbad site also manufactures numerous ultrasonic systems for the disintegration of biomass each year. The important components of the ultrasonic systems are developed and produced in its own, highly modern production centers.

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 45 years‘ experience in ultrasonic 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, USA and China, plus a network of agents worldwide, SONOTRONIC also has international coverage.