Press archive 2012

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12 December 2012 "Energy Scouts" honoured in Stuttgart

ebm-papst is one of 41 prize winners from the state of Baden-Württemberg in the "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" competition. The fan specialist from Mulfingen was honoured in the "Environment" category for its "Energy Scouts" project at a ceremony at the New Palace (Neues Schloss) in Stuttgart. Silke Krebs, Baden-Württemberg Minister of State received the winners and presented the official plaques.

10 December 2012 ebm-papst honoured at German Sustainability Awards

Last Friday, the fan specialist ebm-papst was honoured at the prestigious German Sustainability Awards 2012 in Düsseldorf in front of 1200 guests.

28 November 2012 ebm-papst acquires gearbox specialist

The ebm-papst Group, world market leader for motors and fans, will acquire the gearbox manufacturer Zeitlauf with effect of 1 January 2013. The technology group based in Mulfingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is thus strengthening its "Industrial Drive Engineering" division.

27 November 2012 Family of ebm-papst EC compact fans continues to grow

The new compact fan W3G200 has been developed on the basis of the new energy-efficient GreenTech EC motors and, in conjunction with the new HyBlade® impeller, now offers the optimum fan solution for particularly robust, quiet and efficient applications. The family of EC compact fans has thus been extended by another size.

23 November 2012 ebm-papst opens development centre in China – 5 million euro investment

The ebm-papst Group has intensified its research and development activities in China with the opening of a new development centre. At the Wai Gao Qiao site near Shanghai, the world market leader for fans and motors has invested almost 5 million euro in ultra-modern application laboratories, including for air performance and acoustic measurements.

22 November 2012 Dynamic EC motor with integrated control

Modular systems for drives in the lower power range allow optimum configuration for the application without the need for complex and cost-intensive modifications.

13 November 2012 Good idea: Sign up now for the 48th "Jugend forscht" youth research competition round

"Your idea won't let go of you?" – Then go with it: Apply before the 30th of November 2012 for the new competition round of "Jugend forscht" (Youth research). We are looking for young talents in natural sciences, mathematics and technology.

08 November 2012 Green goes around the world - ebm-papst campaign "Every day is a GreenDay" now running for half a year

"I am extremely pleased to see that it is young people who have initiated this project, and that they have done so by addressing issues such as sustainability and energy efficiency," said Germany's Minister of the Environment Peter Altmaier in praise of the company's "Every Day is a GreenDay" campaign during a visit to the ebm-papst site at St. Georgen in July 2012.

08 November 2012 High-performance compact fan with great efficiency

A new, cost-effective fan in the 40 x 40 mm class with up to 40 m3/h air flow and a pressure increase of 352 Pa has set new standards in terms of blower output and efficiency.

07 November 2012 Compact drives and fans, customized

SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 in Nuremberg is the leading industry trade fair for electrical automation. The motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting solutions for automation tasks at the trade fair from the 27th to the 29th of November 2012 in Hall 1, Stand 1-448.

29 October 2012 Diagonal compact fans for high pressure and low operating noise

Diagonal fans are ideal for applications with strict requirements regarding air performance with high backpressure and small installation space. The new fans of the DV 6300 series from ebm-papst St. Georgen now go a step further. Besides improved blower output, the fans with electronically regulated S-Force motor also offer additional functions such as temperature regulation, active motor cooling and filter monitoring with a signal output to indicate when a filter change is needed.

25 October 2012 ebm-papst wins DEKRA award

ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH has won the DEKRA award 2012 in the category "Environment – Challenges of energy transformation". With the award, the jury recognised the dedication of the Mulfingen-based fan specialist in the area of resource efficiency and sustainability, which is summarized under the company slogan GreenTech.

24 October 2012 ebm-papst gets gold and silver at the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards

The MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards were awarded for the tenth time on October 23rd, 2012, and ebm-papst managed to be among the winners with two products. The "EC external rotor motor" got a gold award in the category "Surface + Technology", and the "Range hood blower in EC technology" was distinguished in the "Products" category with the silver award.

17 October 2012 ebm-papst presents new products at electronica 2012

With the slogan of "inside tomorrow", the 25th annual world's leading trade fair for components, systems and applications in electronics is being held in Munich. From the 13th to the 16th of November 2012, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting its new solutions for the motor and compact fan product line in Hall A2, stand 261.

16 October 2012 ebm-papst converts plant in Herbolzheim into technology centre

ebm-papst converts plant in Herbolzheim into technology centre – Relocation of products for industrial ventilation technology

11 October 2012 Large axial fan with Ex protection for condensers in supermarkets

At the Chillventa 2012 trade fair, ebm-papst is presenting an EC axial fan permitted for the Ex areas 1 and 2 in size 910. The Ex protection classification assigned to the motor is "II 2 G Ex d e ib IIB T3 Gb", but with it the equipped fans are also suitable for other Ex areas.

10 October 2012 ATEX certification for proven energy-saving fan

Fans are now available with an energy-saving motor and with ATEX approval II 3G nA IIA T4. The fans fulfil the ATEX standard EN 60079 and may thus also be used for refrigerant filling capacities over 150 g, where more stringent requirements apply.

10 October 2012 Plug & Play solution for large cooling tasks

Now, users can benefit from the advantages of GreenTech EC technology developed by ebm-papst in even more refrigeration and cooling and heating applications. At the Chillventa trade fair, the motor and fan specialist presents an EC axial fan in size 1250, which thanks to its air performance levels of up to 65,000 m³/h is suited for large cooling tasks.

09 October 2012 Award-winning AxiTop diffuser

This year the association of European manufacturers of components for refrigeration and air-conditioning technology (ASERCOM) presented the "ASERCOM Energy Efficiency Award" twice. Due to the diversity of the contest entries, the jury decided for the first time–unanimously, no less–that two awards should be presented.

09 October 2012 Significant lower noise level

There is a whole range of options for designing and configuring particularly quiet and durable fans. A new, passive component, the AxiTop diffuser from ebm-papst, provides a significant improvement in noise and efficiency and sets new benchmarks.

09 October 2012 Axial fans for evaporator applications

Important requirements of fans for use in evaporators today in particular are efficiency, service life and robustness as well as compact dimensions for space-saving evaporation units. ebm-papst takes these requirements into account with the new fan series AxiCool.

13 September 2012 ebm-papst nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2012

Fan specialist ebm-papst is among the three companies nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2012.

10 September 2012 Records at the 17th ebm-papst Marathon 2012

Jan Fitschen, multiple German and European champion, has set a new record for the 10 km course at the ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall with a time of 30:29 minutes. The same feat was achieved by Theresa Kett from Crailsheim, who set a new women's record of 37:47 minutes over the same distance.

03 September 2012 Start of training at ebm-papst Training slots increased by 20 percent

Some 100 young adults began their training at ebm-papst today. In comparison to the previous year, the technology company increased its number of the apprenticeship training positions across Germany by 20%. At the headquarters in Mulfingen, 60 trainees and dual-system students began, in St. Georgen 26 and in Landshut 14.

29 August 2012 ebm-papst nominated for Environmental Award 2012

Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller praises the efforts of all competition participants in protecting the environment ebm-papst is nominated for the "Environmental Award for Companies" of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

24 August 2012 Product highlights at the Chillventa 2012

At the international Chillventa trade fair, held from 9 to 11 October 2012 in Nuremberg, ebm-papst is presenting in Hall 7, Stand 7-414 energy-saving motors and fans for practically every service area in the refrigeration and air-conditioning technology industry.

20 August 2012 New double centrifugal blowers – compact and high-performance for commercial vehicle airconditioning

ebm-papst is again represented with innovative fan solutions for commercial vehicle air-conditioning at the IAA trade fair from September 20 to 27, 2012 in Hanover. In Hall 11, Stand C09 a new generation of powerful double centrifugal blowers will be presented to the public.

17 August 2012 Energy-efficient fans set new benchmarks in rail technology

ebm-papst will present current trends in the field of fans and motors for rail technology from September 18 to 20, 2012 at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. In Hall 3.1 at stand 245, the new energy-efficient RadiCal series in a 110-VDC design will highlight the presentation.

27 July 2012 ebm-papst cracks down on intellectual property theft in China

The raid was a complete success. On Monday, 23 July 2012, officers of the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) carried out a raid of the premises of fan dealer Beijing Longwei Shengda Technology in the Chinese capital and found what they were looking for.

18 July 2012 Federal Minister of the Environment visits ebm-papst St. Georgen

Peter Altmaier praises the global campaign "Every Day is a GreenDay"

09 July 2012 Change of management at ebm-papst

Change of management at ebm-papst - Rainer Hundsdörfer to succeed Hans-Jochen Beilke.

13 June 2012 ebm-papst shows increase in turnover

The ebm-papst Group has earned the highest turnover of its corporate history. The world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors finished out the fiscal year ended March 31st, 2012 with sales revenue of 1.377 billion EUR (+5%). At the fiscal year-end, the fan specialist employed a staff of 10,564 worldwide.

25 May 2012 "The choice is yours" - Trainees hold training information day at ebm-papst

"The choice is yours" - ebm-papst trainees selected this motto for this years information day focussing on training and starting a career. On Saturday, June 16th 2012, Plant 3 of the Mulfingen corporate headquarters will open its doors to interested parties from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

24 April 2012 ebm-papst turns the first spadeful of earth for the construction of a new logistics center

On Monday, 23 April 2012, ebm-papst Landshut, together with our project partners, representatives from politics and administration, turned the first spadeful of earth of the construction project for a new logistics center in Müller-Armack-Straße on the Münchnerau industrial estate in Landshut. A high-bay warehouse of 5,000 square metres will be built on the site which is in close proximity to the plant and which boasts quick connection to the A92 autobahn.

23 April 2012 Leaving a lasting impression - Ranga Yogeshwar at "Every day is a GreenDay"

"Progress happens. Progress surprises. What is important is that progress is sustainable," reported Ranga Yogeshwar during a visit to the fan specialist ebm-papst. In the eyes of Yogeshwar, one of Germany's most respected economic journalists, society has to distance itself from its every growing need for energy and resources. What is far more important is that progress is compatible with our blue planet, explains Yogeshwar.

19 April 2012 ebm-papst wins the CSR Prize for GreenTech corporate guidelines

ebm-papst has been awarded the German CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Prize for its commitment in the field of energy efficiency and climate protection at a ceremony in Stuttgart attended by State Premier Winfried Kretschmann. For many years, the fan specialist has accepted and embraced its social responsibility in its "GreenTech" corporate guidelines.

02 April 2012 Making the world a greener place – ebm-papst trainees develop global sustainability campaign

Get environmental protection, sustainability and efficiency even more intensely embedded in the worldwide workforce! That is what the trainees at ebm-papst aim to do. And to this end they have conceived the campaign "Every day is a GreenDay". The idea of the young colleagues is that for a whole year, one of ebm-papst's worldwide subsidiaries will organise a "green" campaign week, with the site changing on a weekly basis.

30 March 2012 Versatile system solutions for individual customer requirements

For single-family and multi-family homes, eco-friendly gas condensing boilers will remain a popular heating medium in the future. The cost-benefit ratio for a modern, low-pollutant gas heating system remains unbeatable. To eliminate the problems that developers encounter when coordinating individual components in gas-fired heating systems, complete packages are put together consisting of perfectly matched blower, venturi and gas valve.

29 March 2012 More safety for plants using natural refrigerants - GreenTech EC fans now also available for Ex-areas

Whenever natural and inflammable refrigerants are used, the protection provisions for hazardous areas apply as of a filling capacity of 50 grammes. Yet even in such cases, the energy-saving characteristics of EC fans can now be taken advantage of, as ebm-papst Mulfingen has developed an energy-saving GreenTech EC motor for use in Ex-zones 1 and 2.

28 March 2012 Breakthrough in higher efficiency at lower operating noise - Fans with diffuser reduce their discharge losses

In refrigeration and cooling installations, heat exchangers are used to dissipate the waste heat that is generated into the surrounding air. To improve their dissipation capacity, fans force cooling air through the heat exchanger. For such fans, there are various design and configuration options to make them especially efficient, quiet and to increase their service life. A new, passive component, the so-called diffuser, makes for a substantial improvement in efficiency and noise.

26 March 2012 ebm-papst Mulfingen pronounced Premium Supplier to Rational AG

ebm-papst has been awarded the title of "Premium Supplier" by Rational AG from Landsberg, Germany. This great honour is awarded for a period of three years. This kind of award acknowledges not only performance as a supplier and the quality of collaboration, but also the development services provided.

02 March 2012 "Youth Research" - Four of the 14 regional winners come from the field of technology

"For the first time, the girls outnumber the boys in 'Students Experiment', the junior section of 'Youth Research', with 52 percent of participants", explains Bernd Ludwig, ebm-papst mentor for the regional competition in Künzelsau. That shows that girls are becoming more interested in science and technology.

27 February 2012 One for all – all in one! The new product highlights at the Mostra Convegno

At the Mostra Convegno 2012, ebm-papst will be presenting itself as market and innovation leader in many different sectors: from the ultra-efficient fan in modern GreenTech EC technology to complete heating systems, including blower, gas fittings and control electronics.

31 January 2012 "Selected Places in the Land of Ideas" prize awarded to ebm-papst trainees

The training project "ebm-papst Energy Scouts" is one of the prize winners in this year's "365 Places in the Land of Ideas" competition. ebm-papst impressed the jury with a project that focuses on energy conservation and climate protection starting during training.

18 January 2012 ebm-papst honoured as climate protection company

On 17 January 2012, the representatives of the group of Climate-Protection Companies, among them Hans-Jochen Beilke, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the ebm-papst Group, met Dr. Philipp Rösler, German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Prof. Hans Heinrich Driftmann, President of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), at the "Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft" in Berlin.

12 January 2012 ebm-papst wins "AL-KO Supplier of the Year" award

The best suppliers of the AL-KO KOBER GROUP were honoured in December 2011 with the "AL-KO Supplier of the Year" award. The prize is awarded for excellent supplier services in the five categories Performance, Reliability, Quality, Innovation and Cooperation.