IDEAL has been meeting customer expectations – since 1923.

Insights into our family company.

Company highlights in the history of IDEAL

…since its founding in 1923, the family business has been owned by the C. + E. Jungeblodt family. A small operation grew into an internationally active machine manufacturer – a long-standing reliable partner for many customers.
Our employees, their commitment, their skill and their loyalty have made IDEAL into what it is today.


100 years IDEAL
Everything starts from a spark
Seit 1923 der Lösungsanbieter für Ihre Schweißaufgabe



Leadership with a wealth of knowledge and experience:
Dipl.-Ing. (Graduate Engineer) Katrin Goldhahn takes over the management


Today and tomorrow:
IDEAL is geared to the future


A powerful team:
Dipl.-Ing. (Graduate Engineer) Rainer Pumpe joins the management


An age to be proud of:
IDEAL is 90



New synergies:
expansion of the production capacities in Hansastraße 10 and
relocation of the manufacturing plant from Geseke to Lippstadt


A new generation at IDEAL:
Senior partners Clemens & Eberhard Jungeblodt hand over the management of the family enterprise to their children
Max Clemens and Dorothee Jungeblodt


Globalisation at IDEAL:
founding of the American subsidiary IDEAL Welding Systems
in Rockford, Illinois


IDEAL at full speed:
delivery of the 200,000th machine


A milestone birthday:
In its 50th year of operations, IDEAL delivers 50 types
of machines to all 5 continents


From a brand name to a company name:
EAB is converted to a limited partnership and is now officially called
IDEAL-Werk C.+E. Jungeblodt GmbH + Co. KG


Success with welding machines:
delivery of the 100,000th machine


Change of generations at EAB:
After the death of Clemens Jungeblodt, Senior,
Clemens Jungeblodt, Junior,
takes on the job of technical management.
Five years later, his younger brother Eberhard Jungeblodt
becomes head of commercial management.


Business is flourishing:
acquisition and expansion of the operating grounds at Bunsenstraße 1


EAB discovers welding:
Development of the first butt-welding machine


Chaos of war:
Construction of a 2nd production site in the neighbouring town of Geseke


The IDEAL brand:
Delivery of the 25,000th soldering apparatus


24 December 1923:
Founding of “Elektro-Apparate-Bau GmbH (EAB)”
for the manufacture of electrical soldering apparatuses
for wires, band saws and steel strips


What we believe in

Our identity

We are an innovative company in machinery and plant engineering. Our core competency is resistance welding and laser welding. We are quite successful in using our excellence and expertise for our customers in a wide range of industries and for many applications. We are considered to be one of the technology leaders. As a creative solution provider in joining technology, we enjoy worldwide recognition in our field.

Our products

Our products feature durability, reliability and a high level of availability. We have kept this quality promise since 1923. IDEAL customers appreciate our flexibility and our custom-tailored machine designs.

Our customers

In order to meet the high requirements, we focus consistently on our customers. Close collaboration yields mutual understanding and stable relationships. Trust derives from expert work, reliability and the meeting of expectations. This is how we succeed in creating lasting values for our customers.

Our employees

Our employees identify themselves very strongly with the company. This is an essential factor to ensure our mutual success. We offer an environment of performance-based remuneration and solid social security benefits. The wide range of attractive tasks give plenty of scope for personal development. With a vocational training that is always in synch with actual practice, IDEAL offers young people career opportunities. Owing to many years of loyalty to the company and continuous further training, we ensure sustainable and sound specialist know-how and experience.

Our philosophy

We deal with one another in an open, fair and cooperative way. Team work between our customers, suppliers and employees is important to us and is put into practice in our flat hierarchy. The basis of this is our mutual respect: both professionally and personally.

Our future

IDEAL is a family-run company. We want to maintain our long-term independence and grow by virtue of our own strength. The personal commitment of the family on the management team secures the relationship between employees and owners.