Press archive 2013

Read news and find information from the year 2013.

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16 December 2013 ebm-papst investing 15 million euros in factory expansion at Mulfingen location

The ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors, is investing around 15 million euros in the expansion of its factory in Mulfingen-Hollenbach. The production area for energy-efficient large fans for the European market is to grow by around 10,000 m², and a new computer centre is also planned.

28 November 2013 Wear-free run-down brake reduces run-down time

Better safety and greater air flow with less turbulence and operating noise.

28 November 2013 New high-performance fan in the 92×92 mm class

Top effectiveness and optimised noise levels in a compact package. Compact performance fans are needed wherever high heat flows need to be drawn away in a small space.

28 November 2013 Compact external rotor motor with integrated control electronics

Compact drives are popular for use in industrial automation as well as for conveyor, storage and sorting systems and not least in medical engineering and the textiles industry. VDC external rotor motors from ebm-papst St. Georgen are designed on a modular basis and can so be ideally assembled to suit these various applications.

28 November 2013 Minimum energy use with maximum flow rate

The compact design of IT/telecommunications and automation equipment, frequency converters, welding machines and solar inverters calls for special fans to convey waste heat away from their densely packed components.

28 November 2013 Inexpensive fan in the 40×40 mm class

Small fan with high efficiency and air performance. Compact fans are in demand in many fields. As with the larger models, here too high air performance, low power consumption and smooth operation are important.

28 November 2013 Greater effectiveness with low operating noise

Robust 92×92 format fan provides reliable ventilation. Modern fans are the tool of choice when it comes to extracting waste heat from compactly constructed devices.

25 November 2013 ebm-papst wins German Sustainability Award

ebm-papst has won the German Sustainability Award in the category “Germany’s most sustainable companies”. The world market leader in fans and motors had been shortlisted for this category as well as for the special award “Resource efficiency”.

21 November 2013 Rugged fans and modular drives for the most demanding requirements

In the medical sector, advances in electronics have led to significant improvements in diagnosis and methods of treatment, but even the best electronics need fans to dissipate heat and actuators to carry out their commands.

23 October 2013 ebm-papst offers solutions for medical technology

The COMPAMED 2013 is the leading international trade fair for the medical supplier industry and for product development. From 20 - 22 November 2013, ebm-papst St.Georgen GmbH & Co.KG ( and Zeitlauf will be presenting their new products for medical engineering in Hall 8b, Stand H27 at the fair in Düsseldorf.

16 October 2013 Another prize for the AxiTop diffuser

For the fifth time in succession, ebm-papst was amongst the winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award. The epylen AxiTop diffuser was honoured in the Material category for its innovative concept combining energy savings, noise reduction and resource efficiency.

14 October 2013 Sound absorber for refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning technology

The FlowGrid air-inlet grille from ebm-papst – the efficient way to drastically reduce noise levels in refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning technology.

14 October 2013 50 years of ebm-papst – Minister President Winfried Kretschmann congratulates ebm-papst

"A strong Baden-Württemberg and a strong state economy need companies like yours", this was the message from Minister President Winfried Kretschmann in his speech to mark the 50th anniversary of fan specialist ebm-papst in Mulfingen last Friday.

09 October 2013 50 years of ebm-papst – Fan specialist reports strong growth in time for anniversary celebrations

ebm-papst, global market leader in fans and motors, has reported revenue growth of 10% to around 730 million euros for the first half of the current financial year (1 April - 30 September 2013). This coincides with the company's 50th anniversary celebrations in October 2013. The number of staff rose by 750 compared to the previous year to a total of 11,400.

25 September 2013 ebm-papst opens logistics centre in Landshut

After 13 months of construction, the ebm-papst group's new highly modern logistics centre started business in Landshut. 13 million euro were invested in the fully automated high-shelf warehouse with adjacent commissioning hall and office buildings. Around 40 staff will work at the centre.

16 September 2013 Rugged drive motors that work in transmission oil

Modern cars are increasingly equipped with automatic transmissions, which incorporate various clutches, brakes and other actuators controlled by electronics and hydraulic pressure. Conventional transmissions use a pump coupled with the ingoing shaft to generate control pressure.

16 September 2013 Thermal management for LED car headlights

Modern LED headlights offer progress in power consumption, luminance and service life, but they also require special attention to thermal management. Small fans, specially tailored to the needs of cars, can help.

16 September 2013 Car seats with integrated fans

Air conditioning makes the high temperatures of summer tolerable in cars. Unfortunately, conventional seats insulate the buttocks and back from the cool air, causing sweating that can lead to tension on exposure to draughts. Ventilated seats can help by effectively conveying the moisture away from the body. Modern fans are at the heart of this air conduction system, ensuring complete in-vehicle comfort.

11 September 2013 ebm-papst again nominated for German Sustainability Award

As was the case in 2012, ebm-papst is again one of the nominees for the 2013 German Sustainability Award. The world market leader for fans and motors is listed as one of the top 3 in the important category "Germany's most sustainable companies". The competition winner will be announced as part of the awards ceremony in Düsseldorf on 22 November 2013.

09 September 2013 Winners of 18th ebm-papst marathon hail from the local region

With a total of 3,500 runners, the record result of the previous year was surpassed yet again. "It is impressive to think that over 1,000 sportspeople ran in the 10-kilometre run and as many ran the half-marathon," commented Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors at ebm-papst.

04 September 2013 Training begins at ebm-papst

A total of 93 young adults began their training at fan specialist ebm-papst today. At the headquarters in Mulfingen, 60 trainees and dual-system students began professional life; at the St. Georgen site the figure was 18 and at Landshut 15.

02 September 2013 ebm-papst donates more than €100,000 for flood victims

Over €100,000 in donations for the victims of the disastrous flooding in Landshut and Deggendorf: this sum was raised by the employees, Works Council and Management of the ebm-papst Group.

02 September 2013 "Ideas take Place" – ebm-papst among prize winners with AxiTop®

ebm-papst, the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors, has once more been named an "Outstanding location in the Land of Ideas" for 2013/14.

14 August 2013 ebm-papst presenting new technology at IAA 2013

The IAA 2013 in Frankfurt is the world's most comprehensive automotive industry trade fair. At the "world's most automobile show", motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( is presenting the latest innovations in its range of motors and fans from 12 to 22 September 2013 in Hall 4, Stand B12.

01 August 2013 Federal Minister Philipp Rösler visits technology pioneer ebm-papst

Philipp Rösler, Germany's Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, visited the world market leader for fans and motors, ebm-papst, at its location in Mulfingen-Hollenbach. There he viewed the company's latest energy-efficient products and innovative production methods and met the ebm-papst energy scouts, trainees involved in an ongoing search for ways to save energy.

17 July 2013 Further confirmation of ebm-papst's technological prowess: Groundbreaking ceremony for modern test centre in St. Georgen

ebm-papst, the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors, is investing in a new test centre in St. Georgen and thus further reinforcing the company's position at the cutting edge of technology. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, 17 July.

12 July 2013 ebm-papst again present at Enviromental Technology Prize

The leading technology supplier ebm-papst has again been successful at the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Prize. The AxiTop diffuser made of epylen, a wood-plastic composite, was nominated in the category "Energy efficiency".

11 July 2013 ebm-papst is "Supplier of the Year"

ebm-papst Mulfingen has been crowned 2013 "Supplier of the Year" for the first time by Wolf GmbH.

10 July 2013 ebm-papst recognised as leading innovator

"Top 100": Mulfingen-based company congratulated after joining the ranks of the most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.

10 July 2013 Large crowds join in the fun at Family Day

Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Games, arts and crafts, experiments, music and shows, tours of the facilities, product displays, food and drink ranging from pasta dishes to waffles and home-made burgers – there truly was something for each of the 11,000 or so visitors to enjoy at ebm-papst's Family Day in Mulfingen.

26 June 2013 Employee magazine wir° receives Gold Award in Berlin

The "inkom. Grand Prix", organised by the German Public Relations Association (DPRG), is Germany's equivalent of the Oscars in the world of employee media. Amongst the winners at the prize-giving ceremony in the Berlin Bahntower was the editorial team of wir°, the magazine for employees of fan specialists ebm-papst.

14 June 2013 Fifth ebm-papst innovation forum

Triad of innovation, technology and communication. "Creating efficiency – shaping the future": this was the overarching motto of this year's innovation forum in Mulfingen.

06 June 2013 ebm-papst positioned for further growth in its 50th anniversary year

Focus on global corporate structure and expanding its position as the technology and market leader.

03 June 2013 ebm-papst to go green all around the world on 5 June

The second GreenDay will be launched on 5 June 2013, which is also the United Nations World Environment Day. You can keep abreast with all our worldwide projects and initiatives and add your own comments via the blog ''.

07 May 2013 Minister of Economic Affairs Nils Schmid visits the ebm-papst location in Herbolzheim

The Minister of Financial and Economic Affairs Nils Schmid visited ebm-papst, the global market leader for fans and motors, at the Herbolzheim location. There he was impressed by the upgrading of the factory to a high-technology centre for automotive engineering products.

24 April 2013 Strength in rural areas

Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group, promoted the improvement of traffic routes in rural regions at the "Strength for the countryside: rural areas in Baden-Württemberg" event at the "Neues Schloss" palace in Stuttgart. This is considered essential to optimise the organisation of goods transport for companies.

15 April 2013 ebm-papst wins triple accolade at GWA Profi Awards 2013

The jury voted ebm-papst the winner in the categories “Consistency and Consequence” and “Sustainability”. Company founder Gerhard Sturm was also honoured for his contribution with the inaugural “B-to-B Marketer of the Year” award.

08 April 2013 Distinguished guests visit ebm-papst at the Hanover Trade Fair 2013

Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group, together with company founder Gehard Sturm, greeted Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the ebm-papst trade fair stand.

21 March 2013 With diffuser made of biomaterial, ebm-papst nominated for HERMES-AWARD

With its revolutionary AxiTop diffuser made of epylen, a wood/plastic composite material, the world market leader ebm-papst has been chosen as one of five nominees for the 2013 HERMES-AWARD. With this product, ebm-papst successfully achieved the perfect symbiosis of aerodynamic expertise and handling materials with an eye for conserving resources.

19 March 2013 DV 6300 is 2013 Product of the Year

The fifteenth "Product of the Year" was presented on March 14, 2013, and ebm-papst achieved first place with the high-performance DV 6300 diagonal compact fan.

12 March 2013 The standard: RadiCal - Making something good even better

ebm-papst's development philosophy follows the firmly held conviction that each newly developed product must surpass its predecessor in terms of economy and environmental responsibility. This is currently proven by a new, complete low-pressure radial fan series, RadiCal® – it is primarily used in applications involving ventilation and air-conditioning technology.

12 March 2013 New product at the ISH trade fair - System solution in condensing boiler technology

The largest supplier of premixing blowers and the developer of complete combustion systems, ebm-papst, is presenting its newest system solutions in the realm of condensing boiler technology at the ISH, a major worldwide industry trade fair, in Frankfurt.

12 March 2013 Centrifugal fans in cube design - Squaring the circle for AHU

The centrifugal fan series established on the market by ebm-papst is growing again: RadiPac - providing medium-pressure centrifugal fans. This is a standalone series supplementing the existing low-pressure RadiCal series.

12 March 2013 EC blower for fan coils - All good things come in threes

Too hot. Too cold. But above all too loud. It is rare that a climate control system manages to please everybody. The usual cause is conventional AC fans in blower convectors or so-called fan coils.

04 March 2013 ebm-papst involved in small business initiative "Energy Turnaround" – Politics and industry in dialogue

The starting shot was fired for the regional dialogues of the small business initiative "Energy Turnaround".

01 March 2013 Hannover Messe Industry 2013: ebm-papst with a focus on the partner nation of Russia

ebm-papst, the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors, is showcasing a number of Russian industrial exhibits at this year's Hannover Messe, including some for use in Gazprom's gas pipelines. That is how the technology specialist is supporting infrastructure for ensuring the transport of gas from Russia with energy saving EC fans – the partner nation of the Hannover Messe Industry this year. ebm-papst's booth can be found in Hall 15, Booth F31.

18 February 2013 German Federal Minister for the Environment Altmaier greets the ebm-papst energy scouts

When German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier presented his ten-point plan for an "ambitious and judicious energy and environmental policy" to the public in June 2012, it was gladly received in Mulfingen. Under the point on "energy efficiency" it said that the minister would take up successful initiatives of individual companies, such as energy scouts in companies, and ensure that they are spread.

12 February 2013 Innovations for the ISH trade fair: News from the world market leader

At the ISH, a major worldwide industry trade fair held in Frankfurt from March 12 to 16, 2013, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting its latest products in the heating and ventilation technology area in Hall 11, Booth B90.

22 January 2013 Technology on top: Record number of registrations at "Youth Research" 2013

From February 28th to March 2nd, 2013, the 15th Youth Research regional competition for Heilbronn-Franconia will take place at the Reinhold Würth Technical College. The sponsoring company and organiser of the event is again the fan specialist ebm-papst.

11 January 2013 Minister for the Environment visits ebm-papst

The Baden-Württemberg Minister for the Environment Franz Untersteller has visited ebm-papst, the worldwide leading manufacturer of energy-efficient fans and motors at the company's head office in Mulfingen. Accompanied by members of the Energy and Environment Committee of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen fraction in the state parliament, the minister learned about the company and was given insight into the latest energy-efficient and resource-preserving developments of the technology company.