Press archive 2010

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21 December 2010 Ecological cooling and economical saving: Energy-efficient fans for refrigeration technology

Refrigeration technology makes great demands of the fans used, for example, in condensers, evaporators and refrigeration units. They must be efficient, quiet, durable and reliable, as they are used with high operating times. For these areas of application, ebm-papst offers energy-efficient fans with GreenTech EC Technology, which meets these requirements.

14 December 2010 ebm-papst takes over product area

Fan specialist ebm-papst confirms the partial acquisition in the gas valve area of Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG – a specialist for gas, safety and control technology and a supplier to manufacturers in the heating and process heat industry.

23 November 2010 Award-winning energy saver

ebm-papst is appointed member of the Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency Group of German Industry. The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)acknowledges the environmental commitment of the fan specialist.

17 November 2010 ebm-papst now principal sponsor of the Cannibals

ebm-papst Landshut is intensifying the commitment that it has had since 2005 to the Landshut Ice Hockey Club (EVL) and has become principal sponsor of the "Cannibals".

15 November 2010 Best Business Award for ebm-papst Landshut

Best Business Award 2010 presented in Passau. ebm-papst Landshut is among the prize winners in the category "Companies with more than 100 employees".

12 November 2010 See today the stars of tomorrow

The ebm-papst Indoor Masters will be held for the ninth time on 8 and 9 January 2011, and will again be attracting distinguished names to the Gerhard Sturm Hall in Mulfingen. Among the teams the organisers are looking forward to welcoming in the A Juniors tournament on the Saturday are TSG Hoffenheim, VfB Stuttgart and for the first time FC Augsburg and VfL Bochum with trainer Dariusz Wosz.

25 October 2010 ebm-papst plans acquisition in heating technology area

ebm-papst plans to acquire a portion of a gas valve product group for wall-mounted and floor standing gas boilers from Karl Dungs GmbH & Co KG. Thus the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors is making another acquisition in the heating engineering area. Hans-Jochen Beilke, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the ebm-papst Group, says: "For us, the planned acquisition is an important step towards our strategic expansion of this market segment."

15 October 2010 Efficient, quiet and controllable: RadiCal features outstanding performance in air/water heat pumps

Protecting the climate and securing our energy supply requires using innovative technologies as comprehensively as possible. At the same time, the heat supplies of new buildings today demand concepts that use renewable energies instead of fossil fuels: With air/water heat pumps, for example, the existing heat in the external air can be used for heating air and water.

14 October 2010 The "small" HyBlade axial fans feature outstanding efficiency and noise behaviour

In air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, axial fans are frequently used that are subject to strong temperature fluctuations and, in some cases, rough operating conditions. At the same time, they impose stringent requirements on efficiency and service life. In recent years, ebm-papst developed the innovative HyBlade® axial fans for this application area, which have since established themselves successfully in the market.

13 October 2010 EU goes green and ebm-papst is there: Standard for 2015 fulfilled today

With the ErP Directive, the EU is requiring that fan manufacturers design their products as energy-efficient by 2015. The GreenTech EC technology developed by ebm-papst meets these requirements already, so there is no need to be concerned about the two-stage implementation plan.

11 October 2010 High-performance drive solutions and efficient cooling concepts for automation systems

At the SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade fair held in Nuremberg, Germany from 23 to 25 November 2010, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( is presenting its latest products in Hall 1, Stand 1-448.

08 October 2010 Innovative fan solutions from ebm-papst at the Electronica - High power density with low space requirements

State-of-the-art facilities in mechanical engineering, telecommunications and control cabinet technology are becoming increasingly powerful. Simultaneously, the size of components is shrinking, which adds to the power and waste heat density. ebm papst, leading manufacturer in the field of motors and fans, is presenting innovative fan solutions for cooling electronic components at the Electronica trade show in Munich (Hall A2, Stand 261).

28 September 2010 Fresh breeze, fresh ideas

The application period for the new, 46th "Youth research" round of Competiton is still running until the 30th of November. For the thirteenth time now, fan specialist ebm-papst is the sponsoring company and is hosting the regional competition for Heilbronn-Franconia.

27 September 2010 Trainee meets the Chancellor - Trade show project from ebm-papst wins Golden Apple

Getting to know the Federal Chancellor as a trainee: ebm-papst makes it possible. The press office on the fan specialist was awarded with the golden apple in Berlin for their trainee project at the Hannover Messe (HMI) 2010.

24 September 2010 ebm-papst opens new building in Austria

The ebm-papst subsidiary in Linz, Austria has moved into a new facility.

13 September 2010 15th ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall

Niedernhall in a state of emergency: 15th ebm-papst Marathon achieves record number of participants.

09 September 2010 EU supports research project with 10.3 million EUR for more efficiency - SmartPM enables new generation of motors through the development of an innovative semiconductor module

ebm-papst is amongst the members of the project SmartPM, which is working on reducing the energy consumption of household appliances, power supply units and devices in the field of health and medicine by up to 25% without reducing the maximum efficiency of the appliances or products.

06 September 2010 Training begins at ebm-papst: "Feeling comfortable at the workplace"

The first days have been completed successfully: At ebm-papst in Mulfingen, 45 trainees and students of the Co-operative State University and co-operative degree program in Electrical Engineering have started their careers. To start off their training, they had the opportunity to take a glance at their training areas.

31 August 2010 Efficient solutions for refrigeration and air-conditioning technology "Green" fans are in demand

With the ErP Directive going into effect for motors and fans, manufacturers are required to design their products for the European market in accordance with the defined efficiency requirements and thereby make an important contribution to energy savings.

10 August 2010 Wind energy posts strong growth

Among the renewable energies, wind energy is considered to be the sector with the greatest potential for growth. Its share of the total energy balance is set to grow steadily, something that is highlighted by the number of new installations last year.

06 August 2010 Efficient and high-performance products for rail technology

ebm-papst at the Innotrans in Hall 3.1, Stand 166

03 August 2010 Application-specific dissipation of waste heat required

Frequency inverter cooling calls for properly matched fans.

03 August 2010 New 200 mm fan with lower overall height of 51 mm

65 % higher cooling density with less energy consumption

28 July 2010 ebm-papst recognised by Alfa Laval as best supplier of the year

Among 5000 suppliers from all around the world, ebm-papst has been awarded 1st place as "Best Supplier of the Year 2009" by the company Alfa Laval.

23 July 2010 ebm-papst increases the number of new trainees in Mulfingen

Even during the year of the economic crisis, ebm-papst had kept its proportion of trainees at the Mulfingen location at the same high level as always.

15 July 2010 "Bring a fresh breeze to science!" - "Youth research" competition begins 46th round

Youth research has begun a new round of competition and is seeking young talent in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology.

30 June 2010 Offer for the whole family - 15th ebm-papst Marathon includes children's races for the first time

ebm-papst and the Hohenlohekreis police sports club expect 3,000 runners at the 15th ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall. For the first time, this will include a large number of children competing in the mini-marathon of 4.2 km, the mini-half-marathon of 2.1 km or the 'bambini' marathon, a distance of 420 metres.

29 June 2010 ebm-papst represented at the IAA with energy-efficient products- New power blower for more air performance

At the international IAA trade fair from 23 to 30 September 2010 in Hanover, ebm-papst is displaying its latest products for automotive and commercial vehicle applications in Hall 11, Stand C09.

18 June 2010 EU decides in favour of "green" fans - High energy efficiency standards defined

The European Parliament has already adopted power consumption reduction measures affecting light bulbs, pumps and the "standby" function. One example of the upshot of these measures is the classical 100 watt light bulb being banned.

09 June 2010 ebm-papst donates wind tunnel to the German Museum

The idea of donating a wind tunnel to the German Museum arose during the presentation of the Diesel Medal in October of 2008 in Munich. Gerhard Sturm, the founder of the ebm-papst Group and current Chairman of the Advisory Board, was honoured with this high distinction for inventors. Together with ebm-papst Group Managing Director Dr Bruno Lindl, he presented the exhibit to Stephan Dietrich, Director of the German Museum.

31 May 2010 Small glider is highlight of ebm-papst Inventors' Week

For the seventh time now, ebm-papst held the Inventors' Week for eight to ten-year-old schoolchildren in Mulfingen. As in past years, the holiday programme attracted a high level of interest. Only about one-third of the children who applied could take part in the programme, which is based on an initiative of the "Innovationsregion Kocher und Jagst e.V.," an association of companies in the region.

12 May 2010 Landshut location of ebm-papst distinguished as prize winner of the Germany-wide "Land of Ideas" competition

The Landshut location of ebm-papst was in Germany's spotlight yesterday as a "landmark" in the Land of Ideas, having won a prize in the Germany-wide competition. The Bavarian subsidiary was distinguished for its LambdaConstant system, which provides for an optimum and environmentally sound combustion process in modern gas heaters.

12 May 2010 ebm-papst gets students in Mulfingen excited about technology with MINTec

"I really had a lot of fun," said Hanna Dewald. "The only bad thing is that my car drives a little crooked." But it drove farther than all of the other cars except one. And this nine-year-old, the only girl among the twelve students participating from the Mulfingen "Grund- und Hauptschule" primary schools, won second place with the car.

10 May 2010 ebm-papst presents innovative products for the solar industry

ebm-papst will present current trends in the field of fans and motors from June 9th to 11th, 2010 at the Intersolar trade fair in Munich, Germany. The newest products for applications in regenerative power generation will be presented in Hall C3 at Stand C3.631.

04 May 2010 ebm-papst Group grows in environmental area - Remains strong during year of global economic crisis - Fan specialist profits from energy savings discussion

Mulfingen/Stuttgart, the ebm-papst Group has withstood the global economic crisis well compared to others in the industry. The world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors finished out the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010 with a turnover of 986 million EUR (- 6.6%). In the current year, the technology company expects sales revenues of approximately 1,030 billion EUR (+ 4.5%).

22 April 2010 Young staff represents ebm-papst in Hanover - German Federal Chancellor visits the trainees

Eva-Maria Dörr and Stefan Jäckle, both ebm-papst trainees, will surely never forget the few minutes they spent at the Hannover Messe skilfully presenting their company and its products to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

25 March 2010 World first by ebm-papst nominated for Hermes Award – "RadiCal" sets new fan standard

ebm-papst is among the five companies nominated for this year's HERMES AWARD, one of the most sought-after international industry awards for the best technological innovations.

22 March 2010 ebm-papst trainees manage HMI trade show stand - Focus on motivation, quality of training and demographic change

ebm-papst will begin its trade fair appearance at the Hannover Messe 2010 (April 19 - 23) with stand staffing exclusively made up of trainees.

19 March 2010 New centrifugal fan series for air-conditioning devices in EC technology

Where before, air-conditioning devices were used mainly for cooling buildings in southern regions, today it is becoming popular to use temperature equalising air-conditioning even at more moderate latitudes. So-called fan coils, which consist of heat exchangers and fans, are found ever more frequently not only in hotels and offices, but also in municipal facilities, commercial buildings and even in private residences.

19 March 2010 RadiCal defines new standards for centrifugal fans

Now, after the successful market launch of the HyBlade® axial fans, the energy-efficient "RadiCal" fans from ebm-papst are defining new standards in the centrifugal field of ventilation and air-conditioning technology.

19 March 2010 Blowers with a digital interface

In order to maintain controlled burning of the fuel supplied to gas and oil burners, the correct amount of oxygen must be added. To accomplish this, burner controls assume control of the blower for the active oxygen supply.

03 March 2010 Role models for 2009 - ebm-papst receives "Ehren-Victor" award

As one of the largest employers in Germany's Hohenlohe region, ebm-papst takes its social responsibilities seriously, supporting sport and culture in the region for many years. In recognition of this, the fan specialist received the 2009 "Ehren-Victor" award of the Württembergischen Sportjugend (WSJ), a sport association in the state of Baden-Württemberg, as part of the "Role models of the year" awards ceremony.

19 February 2010 ebm-papst presents world firsts in Milan, Italy - "RadiCal" defines new standards for fans in ventilation and air-conditioning technology

ebm-papst will present the latest trends in the field of fans and motors from 23 - 27 March 2010 at the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort trade fair. In Hall 24, Stand B13-C22, the current developments in the field of refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation technology will be presented; Hall 1, Stand R05-S12 will feature the highlights in heating engineering.

10 February 2010 How we will work in future – Hans-Jörg Bullinger lectures in Niederstetten

Prof Hans-Jörg Bullinger, President of the Fraunhofer Society, launched the annual ebm-papst Management Convention with a speech about coming trends in the world of work. "The work of the future, the future of work – Turbulent times call for creative minds" was the topic presented to some 60 of the fan specialist's managers.

09 February 2010 Modular construction provides IP54 drive systems tailored to suit

New modular system for custom-assembled EC internal rotor motors.

01 February 2010 Youth research in Künzelsau - the largest regional competition in Baden-Wuerttemberg

The 12th regional "Youth research" competition, organised by ebm-papst and held from 25 to 27 February in Künzelsau, Germany, is striving towards a new record. By the end of January, about 160 participants had registered who would like to present approximately 80 projects.

18 January 2010 ebm-papst Landshut is the selected 'landmark' in the Land of Ideas 2010

ebm-papst, the leading global manufacturer of fans and motors, is once again among the prize-winners of Germany's nation-wide competition "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" for 2010.

11 January 2010 Eintracht Frankfurt wins ebm-papst Indoor Championships for the second time

The young football players of Eintracht Frankfurt won the ebm-papst Indoor Championships for the second time on Saturday. A very young team conquered Rot-Weiß Erfurt in the final with 3:2.