Press archive 2009

Read news and find information from the year 2009.

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17 December 2009 Company founder Gerhard Sturm turns 75

Gerhard Sturm, company founder of ebm-papst, is celebrating his 75th birthday. Congratulations from the Managing Directors and the staff.

10 December 2009 Interview with Thomas Tuchel, Mainz 05 coach

Thomas Tuchel, coach of the German Mainz 05 professional football team, answered questions about the 2010 ebm-papst Indoor Championships

07 December 2009 Children ran up over 5,000 EUR at the 14th ebm-papst Marathon - donation goes to the Geschwister-Scholl school

At this year's ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall, Germany, children ran over 10,000 rounds on an obstacle course and ran up the goodly sum of 5,325 EUR.

03 December 2009 EU decides on reduction of power consumption for fans - ebm-papst supports high limits

By adopting the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union has committed itself to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020. One measure aimed at achieving this target is the environmental design directive, which has been in effect since 2005. In accordance with this directive, the potential savings for energy-relevant products are examined, and minimum requirements are specified where applicable.

30 November 2009 VarioDrive C motor series - compact, efficient and durable

VarioDrive C, the new mains-powered EC drive solution from ebm-papst Mulfingen, is an intelligent alternative to IEC standard motors with frequency inverter. The controllable synchronous motor is especially suited for applications with quadratic torque.

30 November 2009 Dr. Axel Koster leaves ebm-papst

Of his own accord, Dr. Axel Koster left the position of Managing Director at fan specialist ebm-papst on November 30, 2009.

10 November 2009 Young stars of the German federal football league in Mulfingen - the 8th ebm-papst Indoor Championships begins on 9 January 2010

Who will succeed as an international or a star of the German federal football league (Bundesliga) team? At the 8th ebm-papst Indoor Championships on 9 January in the Gerhard-Sturm-Halle in Mulfingen, the players of ten teams of the A-Juniors German federal football league will show what they are made of.

03 November 2009 Discover New Worlds - The registration deadline for Youth research is November 30.

Youth research has begun a new round of competition and is seeking young talent in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. With the motto "Discover New Worlds", young researchers can apply until 30th November to participate in Germany's best-known youth competition. The host of Heilbronn-Franconia regional competition is, for the twelfth time now, the fan specialist ebm-papst.

02 November 2009 Thomas Wagner: 25 years with ebm-papst

Thomas Wagner celebrated his 25-year anniversary with the fan specialist ebm-papst on 1st November 2009 at the company's location in Mulfingen, Germany. In his function as the Group Managing Director, Wagner is responsible for the global areas of Production and Materials Management.

28 October 2009 New twin centrifugal blower K3G097 "Power" – High-power, compact and long-living

For many years, ebm-papst BL-DC axial fans and BL-DC twin centrifugal blowers have been successfully in use as pioneering designs in the air-conditioning of commercial vehicles.

26 October 2009 HyBlade® is among the winners of the 7th Materialica Design + Technology Award 2009

On 13 October 2009, the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award was presented for the seventh time on the occasion of the MATERIALICA Trade Fair. This award stands for excellent, innovative design or engineering achievements in the Material, Surface / Technology, Product, CO2 Efficiency and Student categories. In addition, the jury presented a Best-of-Student Award and a special prize, the CO2 Efficiency Award.

19 October 2009 Compact condenser is equipped with efficient EC HyBlade® fans

For economical cooling, each individual component of a refrigeration plant must be designed optimally for the specific application. A new condenser generation from Güntner with the innovative microox® technology in Plug-and-Play configuration shines with optimum values for efficiency and operability. Moreover, a new fan management system significantly reduces the operating noise level.

13 October 2009 Powerful and efficient solutions for automation systems

At the international SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade fair held in Nuremberg, Germany from 24 to 26 November 2009, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting its latest products in Hall 1, Stand 1-310.

24 September 2009 German Federal Minister of Economics visits ebm-papst's stand at the IAA trade fair

Today, German Federal Minister for Economics and Technology Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg visited the world market leader in efficient fans and motors while touring the IAA automotive trade fair. He learned that for the medium-sized company, technical progress and environmental protection have been an inseparable whole for years.

23 September 2009 "Future Efficiency" - 200 customers were guests at the 3rd ebm-papst Innovation Forum

At the two-day Innovation Forum on "Future Efficiency" held in Mulfingen, Germany, the fan specialist ebm-papst Group showed that it has been a world leader in energy efficiency for years. Over 200 customers from Germany and adjacent Europe accepted the invitation and discussed the latest industry developments and future trends.

28 August 2009 Automotive industry faces change - ebm-papst shows latest developments at IAA 2009

With the threat of fossil fuel scarcity and incipient climate change, the automobile world is standing before a change. As the world's leading manufacturer of high-efficiency fans and motors, ebm-papst has demonstrated for years that technical progress and environmental protection are not a contradiction, but rather an inseparable whole.

13 August 2009 Energy-efficient solutions for drive engineering and fan technology

At the international Motek trade fair held in Stuttgart from 21-24 September 2009, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( is presenting its latest products in Hall 9, Booth 9215.

31 July 2009 Agreement for restructuring at ebm-papst St. Georgen – Preserving jobs in focus

The ebm-papst Managing Directors and staff representatives have agreed on essential points for a reconciliation of interests and social plan in the course of restructuring measures at ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG.

15 July 2009 ebm-papst maintains its high proportion of trainees

Even in difficult economic times, ebm-papst, the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors, has maintained its high proportion of trainees. As was the case last year, 43 young people were accepted into a training relationship for 17 industrial and business management positions.

06 July 2009 ebm-papst distinguished with the German "GWA Profi" marketing award

Last week, the German Association of Communications Agencies (GWA) presented the "GWA Profi" marketing award in the area of business customer communication for the first time. ebm-papst was honoured here for its brand identity with the first prize in the industrial goods category.

25 June 2009 ebm-papst is among the winners of the first "Environmental Technology Award 2009" in Baden-Wuerttemberg

Minister of the Environment Tanja Gönner presented the first statewide "Baden-Wuerttemberg Environmental Technology Award" for particularly innovative products in the field of modern environmental technology yesterday (24 June 2009) in Stuttgart. A panel of experts nominated a total of 29 products from more than 120 submitted applications.

17 June 2009 "Selected landmark" in the Land of Ideas: "HyBlade®" in the spotlight

Yesterday, Germany turned the spotlight on ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG when the company was distinguished as a "Selected landmark in the Land of Ideas" for its commitment in developing the particularly energy saving "HyBlade®" fan series.

12 June 2009 Little experimenters took over the training workshop of ebm-papst

The Innovation Region Kocher & Jagst has organised the Inventors' Week for the 18th time now and offered the 20 young experimenters an attractive Whitsun holiday programme. The host was the fan specialist ebm-papst, which made its training workshop available for one week.

11 May 2009 ebm-papst Group defies recession

World market leader uses increasing demand for energy-saving fans – a challenging year stands ahead.

27 April 2009 New EC and AC compact centrifugal modules

ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG recently launched its new compact centrifugal modules in EC and AC technology.

22 April 2009 ebm-papst wins the international Energy Efficiency Award 2009

Three innovative companies were distinguished with the "Energy Efficiency Award 2009" on 21 April 2009 in Hanover for exemplary projects for increasing energy efficiency.

02 April 2009 ebm-papst is cutting 250 jobs in St. Georgen and Herbolzheim, Germany

Due to the global economic crisis, ebm-papst, the world market leader in fans and motors (10,000 employees / 1.076 billion EUR turnover) will cut one-sixth of the 1,566 jobs in St. Georgen and Herbolzheim, Germany. A total of 250 employees, both in administration and production, will be affected.

17 March 2009 ebm-papst to extend short-time working to Mulfingen location

Mulfingen - As a result of the low level of incoming orders, which have been decreasing since the start of the year, the world market leader for fans and motors ebm-papst, (world-wide 10,000 employees / 1,076 million Euro turnover) is to extend short-time working to the company's headquarters in Mulfingen.

16 March 2009 Quiet and reliable output in restricted space - Fans and motors for wooden-pellet heating systems and wooden-chip ovens

As an ecologically favourable alternative to the classic oil- or gas-operated heating systems, the use of solid-matter heating systems - precisely in view of the energy price development - is becoming increasingly attractive. For this area of application, ebm-papst, the leading manufacturer in the field of motors and fans, offers suitable gearmotors for feed screws, quiet air-supply fans and tailored waste air fans for waste gas transport.

16 March 2009 Uninfluenced by gas quality and atmospherical influences: Electronic control for gas blower

The currently standard premix burners ensure flame temperatures of under 1300 °C and thus low nitrous oxide values. However, variations in gas quality will change the gas/air ratio in the combustion chamber. If there is no compensation, this could lead to unwanted noise, increased pollutant emissions or reduced heating capacity. The solution to this is modern electronic controllers.

16 March 2009 New gas blower for higher heat outputs of up to 1 MW

With the new high-performance gas blower G3G250-MW, ebm-papst is extending the existing series upwards, which is now suitable for heat outputs of 10 kW to approximately 1 MW. In industry in particular, this results in new applications that can now be supplied with this new blower.

16 March 2009 Centrifugal blower with mass flow sensor eliminates adjustment - Air volume measurement ensures optimum combustion

Theoretically, a defined quantity of oxygen is required in order to oxidise or, in other words, burn gas completely. Conventional atmospheric "flame burners" always require exact adjustment on site. However, temperature and air pressure fluctuations continuously change the air volume that is aspirated. A new centrifugal blower from ebm-papst Landshut with integrated mass flow sensor now offers an optimum alternative.

16 March 2009 Compact, quiet and efficient - new series of plug fans

In light of increasingly stringent environmental and economic requirements, ebm-papst has revised the so-called plug fan series, which was designed specially for operation in ventilation and air-conditioning technology.

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.

20 February 2009 Open day at the "Youth research" competition in Künzelsau, Germany - 124 young inventors present their research projects

With the slogan "You want to know!", 124 young inventors will present their research topics from 5 - 7 March at "Youth research". Already for the eleventh time, ebm-papst will host the regional competition at the Reinhold-Würth-Hochschule in Künzelsau, Germany.

16 February 2009 ebm-papst donates 8,400 EUR raised from Christmas raffle

For the third year now, ebm-papst's employees have donated the Christmas gifts they received from business partners to a charitable raffle. The raffle raised 4,200 EUR and the Managing Directors doubled this amount to 8,400 EUR.

02 February 2009 Preliminary report on ISH in Frankfurt - Energy-efficient solutions for heating and ventilation technology

At the world's leading trade fair ISH in Frankfurt from 10.03.-14.03.09, the motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( will be presenting its latest products in the area of heating and ventilation technology. In Hall 5.0 Stand D50 the current trends in the area of building, air-conditioning and ventilation technology will be on display, in Hall 9.1 Stand G66 the highlights on the topic of heating engineering.

30 January 2009 Car crisis reaches ebm-papst location in St. Georgen

The massive sales crisis on the car markets has reached the St. Georgen subsidiary of the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors, ebm-papst. Owing to the significant slump in orders, Management and the Works Council have agreed to introduce short-time working from 01 March 2009.

27 January 2009 ebm-papst is the selected 'landmark' in the Land of Ideas

ebm-papst, the leading global manufacturer of fans and motors, is among this year's prize-winners of Germany's nationwide competition "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas".

12 January 2009 Rot-Weiss Ahlen wins 7th ebm-papst Indoor Masters

Rot-Weiss Ahlen has won the 7th ebm-papst Indoor Masters for A Junior teams in the Gerhard-Sturm-Halle in Mulfingen.

08 January 2009 7th ebm-papst Indoor Championships, 10th and 11th January 2009, with young stars from the Bundesliga and from the best amateur teams in the region

Mulfingen - Exciting games with the Bundesliga stars of tomorrow and a top-class entertainment program await some 2000 spectators on the 10th and 11th January at the 7th ebm-papst Indoor Championships in the Gerhard-Sturm-Halle in Mulfingen, Germany.