A series of groundbreaking innovations has given our company and our products its well-deserved global reputation: these include the invention of the shotgun microphone in the fifties and the development of open headphones in the sixties. This was followed in the seventies by infrared transmission technology and in the eighties by innovations in multi-channel RF wireless transmission. Head-related surround sound systems were the highlight of the nineties and intelligent audio information systems were launched in the new millennium. We give our employees plenty of scope where creativity is concerned, ensuring that the future of Sennheiser will continue to be characterised by ideas and innovation.
We are proud of our numerous patents and awards. These include two prizes for innovation from the German industry, the Scientific and Engineering Award and both Emmy and Grammy awards. They all serve to demonstrate our power of innovation. The constant development of new technology in acoustics and electronics is the key to reinforcing the strong market position held by Sennheiser.
Where we produce
In order to meet the requirements and needs of the different markets, we manufacture our products at three factories of our own in Germany, Ireland and the USA. In addition, we use capacities at long-term partner companies in Europe, Asia and America who fulfil our strict quality requirements.
A large research and development centre in Germany and our R&D offices in California and Singapore ensure our leading position as suppliers of state-of-the-art technology.
At our production plant in Wennebostel, Germany, we produce Sennheiser microphones, Neumann microphones, wireless microphone and monitor systems, conference and visitor information technology and microphone and headphone capsules. Two large production centres with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology offer optimum production conditions. These include a 350-square-metre cleanroom for producing condenser microphone capsules and a technology centre in which new production technologies are developed and tested.
Our factory in Tullamore, Ireland, produces headphones, headphone capsules, audiology products, studio monitors and products for the integrated systems sector. In addition, the company provides central logistics services for products manufactured by our Asian partner companies.
In order to supply the American market more quickly and flexibly, wireless systems are also produced at our factory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The focus here is on microphone and monitor systems.