Celebrations for 75 years

75 years of passion for the highest purity

This was the motto of the celebrations on 29 November 2023 at the Manfred H. Schmidbauer Haus. More than 150 guests from all over the world were given an in-depth look behind the scenes in the Factory Tour with five stops, were treated to culinary delights and were given a platform for personal dialogue.

Elma, 75 Jahre, Kundenevent, Lieferantenevent, Feier

Mirja Schmidbauer and Bernd Häussler

The two managing partners Cornelia and Mirja Schmidbauer opened the day with an emotional speech and the guests learnt many small, sometimes very touching stories from the lives of the partner family and the company.

Videos of the world's first watch cleaning machine, the Elma Super Elite, and the powerful Elmasonic Select ultrasonic device enthralled the audience, as did the drone flight over the Manfred H. Schmidbauer Haus.

Mirja Schmidbauer took the guests on board the Elma ship and showed them what the journey into the digital and sustainable future of the company with the vision of "Leading Cleaning Technology" looks like. The captain explained the value compass with the corporate values of curiosity, cohesion, trust and determination as well as the strategic lighthouses of digitalisation, value creation, innovation and sustainability.

The Mayor of Singen,Bernd Häussler, and Thomas Conrady, President of IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee, rounded off the opening with wonderful and personal words.

Cornelia Schmidbauer touched the hearts of the guests with her beloved husband Manfred H. Schmidbauer's favourite quote "Tempus fugit - amor manet - time passes, love remains". Before going on the Factory Tour, Jannik Schmidbauer honoured his mother Cornelia and his sister Mirja with moving words.

Cornelia Schmidbauer presented the history of Elma, the division managers showed how innovative ultrasonic devices and cleaning systems are produced and assembled, and the product managers presented their products. 

After a fascinating journey into the world of ultrasonic cleaning, the guests were able to gain practical experience with ultrasonic devices in the process laboratory. The impressive presentation by Christian Assfalg and Maximilian Schwarz from ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology provided fascinating insights into the highly innovative world of the semiconductor industry.

In the cantina, the Elma chef spoilt the guests with a variety of delicious delicacies and the team of Elma trainees provided their passionate support. After a day full of impressions, the Elma band set the mood with Christmas carols in the festively decorated Elma tent, where the company founder Hans Schmidbauer and his son Manfred H. Schmidbauer found their place. Two large food trucks provided the guests with Christmas delicacies and so an eventful day came to an end shortly before midnight.