Press releases

12 October 2017

Technology Leader Invests €13 Million

ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors headquartered in Mulfingen (Baden-Württemberg), is investing €13 million in a new building at its location in Lauf/Pegnitz, near Nuremberg. In 2013, ebm-papst acquired the transmission specialist, then still under the name Zeitlauf, since then the location with around 300 employees has belonged to the Black Forest subsidiary in St. Georgen.

Laying the cornerstone for the expansion of the site: from left to right Raymond Engelbrecht (Managing Director ebm-papst St. Georgen), Benedikt Bisping (Mayor of Lauf), Eckhard Brandt (Plant Manager ebm-papst ZEITLAUF), Norbert Reh (Deputy District Administrator).
Laying the cornerstone for the expansion of the site: from left to right Raymond Engelbrecht (Managing Director ebm-papst St. Georgen), Benedikt Bisping (Mayor of Lauf), Eckhard Brandt (Plant Manager ebm-papst ZEITLAUF), Norbert Reh (Deputy District Administrator).

In three construction phases, an administrative building and two manufacturing facilities are scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, ebm-papst laid the cornerstone for the new, 10,000 m² building.

Stefan Brandl, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group, emphasized the importance of the location for the Group: “Since its acquisition, ebm-papst Zeitlauf has developed in an outstanding manner. The order volume is extremely satisfying. The investment is allowing us to reinforce the location and enables us to further expand our modular, multi-functional drive systems.”

In Lauf, ebm-papst develops and manufactures transmission components such as planetary, spur and angular gears for applications in intralogistics, medical technology and automation.

“We are looking forward to the new building, which we owe to the outstanding, consistent work of our employees,” said Eckhard Brandt, Plant Manager in Lauf. “The construction project will not only allow us to improve the general conditions at the location by creating a modern, inspiring working environment. Since Production and Administration will be in the same place in the future, our processes will be simplified.”

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
Phone: +49 7938 81-7105
Fax: +49 7938 81-97105
hauke.hannig@de.ebmpapst.com

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Germany
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