Press archive 2011

Read news and find information from the year 2011.

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15 December 2011 "Putting things on their feet"

Working with great enthusiasm, 12 pupils from the primary school in Dörzbach have put self-made collapsible chairs on their proverbial feet. As part of project work under the motto of "Young engineers", they built these on four afternoons spent at school and at the ebm-papst training workshop in Mulfingen.

08 December 2011 Now in St. Georgen as well: The "ebm-papst energy scouts" trainee project

A touch of Hollywood settled over the ebm-papst factory on Industriestrasse. A camera team on a special two-tyred car whirred around between the high-tech machines in order to observe the energy scouts doing their important work.

30 November 2011 Mechanically compatible with the predecessors with AC motors: New GreenTech EC axial fan impresses with high efficiency

In fan technology today, attention is focussed on maximum efficiency to enable devices used in ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology to work as energy-efficiently as possible.

29 November 2011 Efficient technology and innovative design: Diagonal fans make filter fans more efficient

Filter fans are a combination of fan and dust filter. They are well-suited for economically dissipating heat loads from control cabinets or electronics enclosures. For the Rittal TopTherm filter fan series, which is designed for air performance levels of 20 to 900 cubic metres per hour, ebm-papst has developed a new diagonal fan series, which combines the properties of conventional axial fans with those of centrifugal fans.

28 November 2011 ebm-papst modular system for individual ECI drives expanded by adding 42 mm variant

Small drives are used in a wide range of applications today such as automation, packaging technology and laboratory and medical technology. It is then obvious that users demand very customised characteristics.

21 November 2011 ebm-papst invests 11.5 million Euro in new logistics centre

ebm-papst is investing in a new logistics centre in Landshut. In the direct vicinity of the present location, a high-bay warehouse is to be constructed on a surface area of around 5,000 square metres by 2013.

16 November 2011 COMPAMED: ebm-papst offers solutions for medical technology

The COMPAMED 2011 is the leading international trade fair for the medical supplier industry and for product development. From 16 - 18 November 2011, ebm-papst St.Georgen GmbH & Co.KG will be presenting its range of motors and compact fans in Hall 8b, Stand H21 at the fair in Düsseldorf.

03 November 2011 Saving while you sleep: GreenTech EC fans for fan coils - quiet and efficient

Almost everyone has experienced it once. The air conditioning in your hotel room is too loud, not properly adjustable and it takes forever to reach a comfortable climate.

28 October 2011 "We like what you have in mind." Youth research competition begins 47th round

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

26 October 2011 New benchmarks for reliability and efficiency

At the SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade fair held in Nuremberg, Germany from November 22 - 24, 2011, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting its new solutions for automation tasks in Hall 1, Stand 1-448. SPS/IPC/DRIVES is Europe's leading trade fair for electrical automation.

21 October 2011 ebm-papst wins "Gold Award" of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2011

According to the tradition, the "MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award" was again bestowed this year to innovators of the materials and technology scene.

01 September 2011 New axial fans – compact and high-performance for commercial vehicle air-conditioning

ebm-papst, the leading manufacturer of motors and fans, is again represented with innovative fan solutions for commercial vehicle air-conditioning at the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium.

28 July 2011 ebm-papst acquires naming rights for the stadium

ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the ebm-papst Group, has acquired the naming rights for the fooball stadium in the municipality of Villingen. As of now, Friedengrund Stadium is now called "ebm-papst Stadium".

25 July 2011 ebm-papst wins 2011 innovation award - Minister President Kretschmann hosts reception

ebm-papst is one of the winners of the "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" competition. The world market leader persuaded the jury with the RadiCal centrifugal fans in GreenTech EC technology.

07 July 2011 ebm-papst wins Environmental Technology Award for second time

Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller presented the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award in Stuttgart for particularly excellent environmental technology products.

04 July 2011 A look behind the scenes

ebm-papst Trainee Info Day was a great success.

28 June 2011 Collaboration between ebm-papst and wob distinguished with GWA Award

Together with the wob agency, fan specialist ebm-papst has won the coveted "GWA Profi Award" for the second time since 2009 for its successful business-to-business communication.

15 June 2011 ebm-papst expands in China - Capacity increase for GreenTech EC fans

The ebm-papst Group has significantly increased its capacities in China. At the start of June, seven new halls were officially inaugurated and taken into service in Shanghai.

27 May 2011 ebm-papst Innovation Forum: Three days of energy efficiency

Focus points of the fourth ebm-papst Innovation Forum were the megatrends of energy efficiency, conservation of resources and sustainability.

12 May 2011 Strong growth in fiscal year 2010/2011

ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG has posted a highly successful fiscal year 2010/2011, which ended on 31 March. Sales revenue of 295 million euro means a year-on-year increase of 48%. The positive development is set to continue in the current fiscal year. ebm-papst St. Georgen expects further growth with sales revenue set to top 317 million euro this year.

11 May 2011 ebm-papst wins Best of Show Award

The American subsidiary of ebm-papst which is located in Farmington, Connecticut – ebm-papst Inc. – is proud to announce the acceptance of the award for Best Infrastructure Product at the 2010 Advanced TCA Summit.

13 April 2011 Powerful gearboxes for powerful motors - Reinforced planetary gear units expand gear/motor range from ebm-papst

"Birds of a feather flock together" – so says the proverb. In the case of the new, reinforced gearbox line Performax® Plus, this saying also holds true for the different combination options with the powerful electronically commutated drive systems (BLDC) of the model series ECI 63 and VDC-3-49.15 from ebm-papst.

13 April 2011 Full steam ahead with GreenTech EC technology - New complete drive engineering catalogue for ebm-papst Group

With its completely revised range of drive engineering solutions, ebm-papst, the innovation leader in the world of air technology and drive engineering, is once again demonstrating the concentrated competence of a powerful group. The new complete motors catalogue 2011 offers a comprehensive range on 164 pages. In the power range from 1 – 2000 W, there are drive solutions for a wide range of different requirements.

12 April 2011 Energy-efficient drive solution from ebm-papst at the CeMAT 2011

With "Sustainability in Intralogistics" as its main topic, the CeMAT – the world's foremost intralogistics trade fair – is starting in Hannover on 2 May 2011. This year, ebm-papst St.Georgen GmbH & Co. KG is taking part in this fair for the first time with a representative assortment of drive engineering products. At our stand in Hall 12 E84, you can see for yourself our small drive engineering with output of up to 500 watts.

25 March 2011 Training 2012: ebm-papst prepares for double the number of school-leavers

In the summer of 2012, the students in years G8 and G9 will complete their schooling together. Twice as many school-leavers as normal will be competing on the labour market and for places in higher education. That calls for a response from companies, universities and colleges.

21 March 2011 "AC2EC" - Replacement made easy: New EC motor design – Compact and efficient

The efficiency of the fans used is a central topic in ventilation and air-conditioning technology. To offer manufacturers of ventilation and air-conditioning units the option of continuing to use conventional AC technology or switching to energy-saving EC technology in the future, the installation conditions for both motor technologies have to be identical. For the first time, a new EC motor generation from ebm-papst is as compact as, and mechanically fully compatible with, existing AC variants.

18 March 2011 New blower boosts efficiency in gas condensing technology

Modern gas condensing technology allows the fuel input, principally gas, to be used extremely efficiently. Despite this, it is important in all forms of combustion for the amount of fuel and the amount of air to be precisely configured and to be compatible with the required boiler output. This means that burners and ancillary components are needed that also require the "noble energy", electricity.

17 March 2011 Fittings, blowers and control systems for eco-friendly gas heating systems

As an investment for the future, an eco-friendly gas heating system has an ideal cost/benefit relationship. However, to achieve the best results, the individual components of a modern heating system must be optimally configured to each other. Here, ebm-papst, acting as a supplier for modern heating systems, has long offered state-of-the-art blower technology for the construction of the burner.

16 March 2011 Exploiting the energy-saving potential and integrating "added value" into the motor: Proven EC fan drive is upgraded

Shaded-pole motors are inexpensive to build, but because of their relatively low efficiency, they are mainly used in a just few niche applications. Modern fan concepts are thus based on the far more efficient electronically commutated EC motors, which offer savings of around 70% compared to the old motor concept. The motors and fans specialist ebm-papst is now expanding its proven concept of energy-saving iQ motors.

15 March 2011 High efficiency, low operating noise and long service life - EC motor for demanding tasks

High energy prices make good efficiency an important characteristic of modern motors. The motor and fan specialist ebm-papst addresses this fact with its new EC motor BG 43.

14 March 2011 Model range extended upwards: New Plug Fans provide for greater air performance

ebm-papst has developed the so-called Plug Fan line for energy-efficient use in ventilation and air-conditioning technology. These fans feature GreenTech EC technology, which is already successfully established on the market. In order to cover higher air performance ranges, the existing range has been extended upwards with the sizes 630, 710, 800 and 900.

01 March 2011 ebm-papst christmas raffle raises 9,000 euro for 'Tafelladen' charity shops and for 'Olgäle' foundation

Jubilation at the 'Olgäle' foundation in Stuttgart and at the 'Tafelladen' charity shops in Künzelsau and Bad Mergentheim. During a visit to ebm-papst in Mulfingen, representatives were given donations totalling 9,000 euro.

28 February 2011 Thirteenth regional "Youth research" competition in Künzelsau: 112 participants present 57 projects - 7 winners from Heilbronn/Franconia

"The disciplines of Technology and Work Environment had outstanding representation at the thirteenth regional 'Youth research competition", said Schwäbisch Hall native Silvia Böhler, the regional competition's head, in an absolutly positive assessment of the event. In the discipline of Technology the jurors awarded three teams as regional winners, in the discipline of Work Environment two: "I am confident that there will also be a state winner among them."

25 February 2011 Focus on energy efficiency at the Hannover Messe

From 4 - 8 April 2011, the motor and fan specialist ebm-papst will be presenting its product range in Hall 15, Stand F29 of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair.

24 February 2011 Who gets the most listeners' votes?

ebm-papst supports the "Radio Ton" citizens' action 2011, a campaign to support social and environmental projects.

01 February 2011 ebm-papst is a selected 'landmark' in the Land of Ideas in 2011

ebm-papst, the leading global manufacturer of fans and motors, is again in 2011 among the prize-winners in the series of events "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas".

31 January 2011 "Cool Efficiency" – Energy-saving products for refrigeration technology

At the international EuroShop trade fair held in Dusseldorf from 26 February – 2 March 2011, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( is presenting its latest products for refrigeration system applications in Hall 16, Stand C37.

28 January 2011 Energy-efficient solutions from a single source

At the ISH, a major worldwide industry trade fair held in Frankfurt from 15 to 19 March 2011, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( is presenting its latest products in the heating and ventilation technology area in Hall 11, Stand B90.

24 January 2011 13th regional "Youth research" competition

With 69 registrations, the 13th regional "Youth research" competition organised by ebm-papst from 24 to 26 February at the Reinhold-Würth-Hochschule in Künzelsau will again be one of the largest in Baden-Württemberg.

11 January 2011 Hallenmasters 2011: Two days of football enthusiasm

Borussia Mönchengladbach and FSV Hollenbach are the winners of the ebm-papst Hallenmasters Tournaments 2011.