Press archive 2014

30 October 2014

ebm-papst planning own institute

ebm-papst, the world market leader for fans and motors, is intending to set up the company's own research institute at the Künzelsau campus of Heilbronn University. Around 3.5 million euros are to be spent on buildings and equipment as well on professors and lecturers. The purpose of the institute is to extend research work in the field of electromagnetic drives.

The purpose of the institute is to extend research work in the field of electromagnetic drives.
The purpose of the institute is to extend research work in the field of electromagnetic drives.

Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group: "With this investment in science and education we are hoping to strengthen the position of the university and in particular to promote the 'Technology Agenda‘ in Künzelsau. Research into electromagnetism is of great significance not just to ourselves but also to many other companies in the area aiming to make products, such as fan drives and motors, ever more efficient."

Right from the start ebm-papst has provided the university with both financial and conceptual support.

Gerhard Sturm, honorary senator and founder of ebm-papst, was a member of the university advisory board for many years. Three energy management and economics professorships are funded by the fan specialists. For the past year ebm-papst has also been supporting the "Tick" project aimed at promoting the technical interest of children and young people from an early age.

More details on the founding of the institute will follow over the next few weeks.

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
Phone: +49 7938 81-7105
Fax: +49 7938 81-97105
hauke.hannig@de.ebmpapst.com

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