Press archive 2009

02 March 2009

ebm-papst wins Austrian "EnergieGenie 2009" innovation prize

ebm-papst is among the winners of the "EnergieGenie 2009" innovation prize of the Austrian Ministry of the Environment and the state of Upper Austria. The prize was again awarded for the company's commitment in the area of development and in particular for energy-efficient fans and motors.

ebm-papst received the Austrian "EnergieGenie 2009" innovation prize from a high-level delegation.
ebm-papst received the Austrian "EnergieGenie 2009" innovation prize from a high-level delegation.

Within the framework of the Wels Energiesparmesse (27.02. - 01.03.09), a high-level delegation including the President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Dr. Josef Leitl and Member of Upper Austria's State Parliament Rudi Anschober presented the prize to ebm-papst.

ebm-papst primarily produces EC fans as opposed to traditional technologies. The speed of these fans, on account of their integrated electronics system, is infinitely adjustable and they allow energy savings of up to 70%.

With the HyBlade® fan range, manufactured in hybrid structure, an innovative product group with blades consisting of plastic and integrated aluminium reinforcement won a prize.

In addition to the advantage of very low power consumption, this series, which among other things has EC technology, achieves a 50 % reduction in noise level for the human ear. The materials used also result in excellent ecological compatibility in comparison with conventional products.

"In Austria we note that there is great receptivity for ecological products. We are therefore especially pleased to be awarded the EnergieGenie 2009 innovation prize", said Hans-Jochen Beilke, President of the Managing Directors at the ebm-papst Group. "Many companies here have specialised in energy-efficient technologies, which will probably bring them advantages in the present economic crisis", Beilke continued optimistically.

The Managing Directors Bernhard Fischer and Alfred Müller intend to donate the € 1,000 prize money to charity.

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
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