Press archive 2008

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17 December 2008 Compact, efficient and award-winning!: The S-force fans manufactured in St. Georgen have been awarded the "Electronic Oscar"

With its powerful and compact S-Force 5300 fans ebm-papst St. Georgen launched a series onto the market in 2008. This series provides the ideal solution above all for applications that not only have a high air requirement with simultaneous high counterpressure - but also limited space for integrating the fan.

16 December 2008 ebm-papst appoints new Managing Director

Dirk Schallock is to take over as Managing Director of ebm-papst at the St. Georgen location on 1 January 2009. The 42-year-old will succeed Dr. Gerhard Lahm, who left the ventilator specialists in September 2008.

12 December 2008 Economics Minister Ernst Pfister visits ebm-papst St. Georgen

Economics Minister Ernst Pfister appealed for investments in research and development on Thursday during the "9th Entrepreneurs' Evening", which was hosted by the city of St. Georgen and held on the premises of ebm-papst at St. Georgen. This is the only way to ensure that the local economy remains competitive and to safeguard jobs.

10 December 2008 ebm-papst awarded Environmental Prize 2008 by the state of Baden-Württemberg

Mulfingen/Stuttgart - ebm-papst has been honoured by the state of Baden-Württemberg with this year's Environmental Prize. In the category "Industry", the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors was able to convince the judges with the exemplary and integrated manner in which it practices environmental protection in all areas of the company.

28 November 2008 New mixed flow fan with improved acoustic and air performance

The new compact mixed flow fan in size 200 comes as "Plug & Play" unit and has been specially designed to meet specifications in IT/Telecom as well as industrial applications.

05 November 2008 Application period for "Youth research" competition ends on 30th November

With the slogan "You want to know!", the "Youth research" competition is starting a new round. Until 30th November, children and teenagers who are interested in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology can apply to participate in Germany's best-known youth competition. The host of Heilbronn-Franconia regional competition is, for the eleventh time now, the fan specialist ebm-papst.

22 October 2008 ebm-papst founder Gerhard Sturm honoured with Diesel Medal

Entrepreneur Gerhard Sturm, founder and former Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the ebm-papst group, was honoured with the Gold Diesel Medal on 22nd October.

15 October 2008 ebm-papst wins ASERCOM Energy Efficiency Award 2008

The Association of European Refrigeration Compressor and Controls Manufacturers (ASERCOM) has announced this year`s "ASERCOM Energy Efficiency Award". The award was presented during the ASERCOM + EPEE Symposium on October 14, 2008 by Michael Mueller, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

09 October 2008 Dr. Gerhard Lahm leaves ebm-papst

Mulfingen/St. Georgen Dr. Gerhard Lahm resigned as Managing Director of the fan specialist ebm-papst with effect of 30 September at his own request. Lahm had been responsible for the company location ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co.KG (264 million euro sales revenue/1,630 employees) for over 7 years.

25 September 2008 ebm-papst appoints Hans Peter Fuchs as Group Managing Director

On October 1, 2008, Hans Peter Fuchs will assume the role of Managing Director of Finance and Controlling for the ebm-papst Group in Mulfingen.

11 September 2008 ebm-papst starts Orientation Week with 43 new trainees

At ebm-papst in Mulfingen, 43 new trainees had an interesting and multifaceted start to their career. The young men and women, selected from a record 1,000 applicants, began their training at the fan specialist with an Orientation Week.

09 September 2008 Record turnout at 13th ebm-papst Marathon

Last weekend, over 3,000 athletes participated in the 13th ebm-papst Marathon, which has been organized jointly by ebm-papst and the "Polizeisportverein Hohenlohekreis", a regional sports organization, since 1999. A new record!

05 September 2008 ebm-papst expects a new record turnout

So far about 2,650 athletes have registered to take part. Therefore ebm-papst, co-organizer and main sponsor, expects a new record turnout.

05 September 2008 Preliminary report for the Chillventa 2008 - ebm-papst is the leader in energy saving fans

At the international Chillventa trade show, held in Nuremberg, Germany, from October 15-17, ebm-papst will once again prove its leadership in the area of energy saving fans and motors. In Hall 7, Stand 7-304, the pacesetter for high-efficiency EC technology will exhibit new products specifically for applications in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump technology at its 450 m² stand.

05 September 2008 EC fans for cooling air in a state-of-the-art articulated bus

To protect the environment, Mercedes-Benz developed the Citaro bus with a diesel-electric hybrid drive. The prototype uses state-of-the-art technological components. Take, for example, the energy-efficient EC fans by ebm-papst that supply the various cooling circuits of the bus's overhead cooling system with fresh air.

18 August 2008 You want to know! - "Youth research" starts its 44th round

Under the motto "You want to know!", the "Youth research" competition is starting a new round. The host of Heilbronn-Franken's regional competition is, for the eleventh time now, the fan specialist ebm-papst.

14 August 2008 Preliminary report for the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover

Again at this year's IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, ebm-papst, a leading producer of motors and fans, will be present with its automotive product range of innovative fans for commercial vehicle air conditioning.

21 July 2008 ebm-papst bids farewell to Managing Director Thomas Philippiak

Thomas Philippiak, acting president of the Heilbronn-Franken Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCI), is retiring from operational duties of the ebm-papst group on August 1, 2008.

17 July 2008 Decision for location in Germany - 20 million EUR invested

By completing an assembly plant in Mulfingen-Hollenbach (Baden-Wuerttemberg), ebm-papst has expanded its production capacities for energy-efficient fans by 13,500 m².

08 July 2008 EC fans now also in air curtains

Not only the environment, but also the consumer's wallet benefits from switching to state-of-the-art energy-saving technology. If you include in the cost accounting the energy saved during the service life of an electrical device, higher purchase prices are usually amortized quickly. Air curtain systems equipped with state-of-the-art EC fans provide a good example of this.

07 July 2008 ebm-papst welcomes new trainees for an information afternoon

ebm-papst staged an information afternoon last Monday for the new trainees and students of the University of Cooperative Education.

07 July 2008 VDI prize won-for fan development with value analysis

ebm-papst St. Georgen has won one of this year's three innovation prizes for value analysis from the Association of German Engineers (VDI).

26 June 2008 ebm-papst featured in Berlin

ebm-papst is the main sponsor of this year's "Stallwächterparty" ("fort holder" party) of Baden-Wuerttemberg's regional representation.

24 June 2008 The 2008 NoAE Innovation Competition of the German automotive industry

Encouraged by last year's enormous success, the German automotive industry began its 2008 cross-industry innovation competition under the direction of the Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE).

24 June 2008 Convinced by fans "Made in Germany"

For the fifth time now, ebm-papst has organized a delegation trip for Chinese customers. On this trip, participants from 8 important companies could see firsthand the world market leader's development and manufacturing of fans and motors.

02 June 2008 Kids take over the training workshop for a week

The 17th Inventors' Week of the Kocher & Jagst Innovation Region, held during the late Spring school vacation, was a great success. A total of 43 children applied for the orientation program at ebm-papst in Mulfingen, Germany. Of these, 16 participants, 6 of them girls, were selected in a random drawing.

29 May 2008 ebm-papst opens new Innovation Center - 6,6 million EUR invested

ebm-papst has significantly expanded its research and development area at its location in Landshut, Germany. Altogether 6.6 million EUR were invested in building an Innovation Center that will officially be opened on May 30, 2008.

28 May 2008 Fritz Kuhn visits ebm-papst Mulfingen

Fritz Kuhn, national chairman of the political group Alliance 90/The Greens, visited ebm-papst in Mulfingen and Hollenbach for an exchange of information.

19 May 2008 Power fans for high-performance electronics cooling

Reliable heat dissipation is an absolute must for modern high-performance electronics. Discrete power electronics or computer components, such as those in servers, are composed of many individual heat sources.

19 May 2008 Cost-effective, reliable. scalable: Brush motors can be used universally

Demand is high for cost-effective, small, compact motors with well thought-out accessories. Whether in automation, handling technology, or textile and printing industries, economical drive solutions are always in demand. Direct current motors with brush commutation find many areas of application here.

19 May 2008 New fans for the TCA standard combine power

Specifically in the telecommunications sector, existing components are being replaced with new, more powerful components at an alarming rate. Compact TCA (Telecom Computing Architecture) standard devices take this into account.

05 May 2008 Billion EUR in sales expanded, 60 new products ready to start production

With a record sum of 85.1 million EUR (+45.2%) invested just in ebm-papst's German locations last fiscal year, ebm-papst is geared towards future growth.

02 May 2008 ebm-papst is one of Germany´s important development drivers

ebm-papst, world market leader in fans and motors, is among the 100 companies selected by the first large-scale book publication to highlight Germany's energy-efficient technology.

28 April 2008 Hyblade honored with the iF material award 2008

At the Hannover Messe Industry 2008, the HyBlade axial fan was honored with the iF material award.

10 April 2008 ebm-papst supports this year´s special "Efficiency" display at the Hannover Messe 2008

ebm-papst regards the Hannover Messe as being among the most important and influential international trade fairs. As the world's leading manufacturer of energy saving fans and motors, ebm-papst is supporting this year's special ''Efficiency'' exhibition in Hall 6 at Booth H36 with an additional presentation.

11 March 2008 New power blower - greater air performance, less noise

With the newly developed D2E160 dual inlet blowers, ebm-papst Mulfingen, the leading manufacturer of motors and fans, has expanded its successful blower line for range hoods in the household appliance industry.

11 March 2008 New gas blower for condensing boiler technology-quiet efficient

With the new NRG137 fan, ebm-papst is expanding the product range up to 150 kW.

11 March 2008 HyBlade® sets new standards for axial fans

In March the motor and fan specialist ebm-papst Mulfingen is presenting a new series of AC and EC axial fans with HyBlade® blades in Milan at the Mostra Convegno 2008 tradeshow.

11 March 2008 Compact energy-saving fans for refrigerated and freezer cases

Today, energy savings have become an important issue in almost all areas of life. Since air-conditioning and refrigeration systems are typically operated with high duty cycles, energy savings are particularly noticeable in this area. A typical example is the energy-saving motor made by ebm-papst, which has been developed primarily for fan applications in refrigerator or freezer cases or bottle coolers.

07 March 2008 Cylindrical rotor fan wih EC technology

Saving energy is becoming an ever increasingly important topic these days. Especially when it comes to air-conditioning and ventilation technology, great potential savings can be achieved by using energy-efficient fans.

05 March 2008 ebm-papst supports Baden-Wuerttemberg´s new WSK public awareness campaign

Heilbronn-Franken is the first region of Baden-Wuerttemberg to promote itself, as "home of the world market leaders," at Berlin's Tegel Airport. Together with eleven corporate partners, including ebm-papst, Heilbronn-Franken has covered the walls of a jetway with marketing material

25 February 2008 Record-breaking participation at tenth regional "Youth research" competition

From electric apple shakers, to underwater and moon-based colonies and research stations, to mathematic calculations of sand fountains, the spectrum of research jobs presented at the regional "Youth research" contest from February 28 to March 1 at the Reinhold-Würth-Hochschule high school in Künzelsau, Germany, is vast.

19 February 2008 Preliminary repert for Mostra Convegno 2008

There are just a few weeks left before the Mostra Convegno 2008 tradeshow opens its doors in Milan, Italy from March 11-15. At booth B13 C22 in Hall 24, ebm-papst, leading manufacturer of motors and fans, will present its newest products in the area of refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, while introducing its latest innovations in the area of heating engineering in at booth G62 F65 in Hall 8.

13 February 2008 ebm-papst engineers celebrate graduation with Masters

In congratulating twelve engineers on their Masters of Engineering, Gerhard Sturm, Chairman of the Advisory Board, pointed out, "Graduating with your Masters is an enrichment for ebm-papst, and qualifies you for greater responsibilities."

25 January 2008 EC external rotor motors in the dental practice

Fast, reliable amalgam separation on site.

24 January 2008 New high performance fan series in standard size

Quiet but convincing cooling power.

24 January 2008 Product design for high-performance fans

A successful symbiosis of technology and aesthetics.

24 January 2008 The new benchmark in the compact fan class

Large air flow with high pressure buildup.

07 January 2008 Werder Bremen wins 6th ebm-papst Indoor Championship

Werder Bremen's U18 (under-18) team has won the ebm-papst Indoor Championships 2008 in Mulfingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg), Germany.