Press archive 2010

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.

Stefan Brandl, Managing Director ebm-papst Landshut
Stefan Brandl, Managing Director ebm-papst Landshut

The acquisition will be allocated to ebm-papst Landshut GmbH effective 1 April 2011. Stefan Brandl, Managing Director of the Bavarian subsidiary, states: "For us as a system provider, acquiring the gas valve area strengthens our heating technology business."

The content of the partial acquisition is the transfer of the "Multifunctional Gas Control GasBloc " business area for residential heating technology with rated heat output up to 80kW. Thus the acquisition includes the controls "GasBloc D01 in sizes 055 and 057" as well as the new development of the product "GasBloc E01 size 055".

Karl Dungs: "After the partial sale, Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG will increase its focus on mechatronic systems in combustion engineering."

About Karl DUNGS GmbH & Co. KG

Karl DUNGS GmbH & Co. KG is a leading manufacturer of components and systems for gas, safety and control technology with production locations worldwide. Founded in 1945 as an electrical installation company Dungs was a pioneer in recognizing the potential of electronics for ignition and control of gas burners. Since 1963, Dungs has been a successful, globally active family-owned company making electronic burner controls, air and gas pressure switches, solenoid valves, pressure regulators and multifunctional gas controls. Dungs products are used in the fields of heating, green power generation and industrial process heat. A staff of over 450 is employed at the headquarters in Urbach, Germany, and over 600 worldwide. The DUNGS Group's turnover is approximately 110 million EUR.

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