Press archive 2014

Read news and find information from the year 2014.

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16 December 2014 Entrepreneur and ebm-papst founder Gerhard Sturm celebrates his 80th birthday on 17 December 2014

One of the pioneers in the field of fans, over five decades Gerhard Sturm led ebm-papst from its beginnings as a small company with 35 employees to become the world market and technology leader. Thanks to Sturm's visionary leadership, the fan specialist now employs around 12,000 employees worldwide and generates sales of over 1.5 billion euros.

25 November 2014 High-performance drive for automation

Modern drive solutions for automation call for customised motors. Modular systems with configurable modules for customised drive design are the appropriate solution.

24 November 2014 ebm-papst to hand over forced ventilation unit business area to WISTRO

ebm-papst, the fan and motor technology leader, is handing over its customised forced ventilation unit business to WISTRO. Customised forced ventilation units are a combination of a vent head and a metal hood and are used for cooling electric motors. ebm-papst has so far generated a turnover in the single-figure million range in this area of business.

11 November 2014 ebm-papst opens new production expansion at headquarters

After a construction period of just seven months, ebm-papst is opening its new production facility in Mulfingen-Hollenbach. The world market leader for fans and motors invested around 15 million euros in the project, intensifying its production of large energy-saving fans for the European market. In addition to the 10,000 m² expansion to the production area, a new processing centre was also completed.

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.

23 October 2014 ebm-papst takes double gold

ebm-papst claimed two prizes at the ceremony for the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award, presented for the twelfth time on 21 October 2014 . The energy-saving evaporator fan was honoured in the category "CO2 Efficiency", with the FlowGrid air inlet grille claiming gold in the "Product" category. A jury of material and design experts picked winners in five categories.

16 October 2014 High-performance drive solutions and efficient cooling concepts for automation

SPS/IPC/Drives 2014 in Nuremberg is the leading industry trade fair for electrical automation, systems and components. Motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is presenting solutions for automation and air conditioning at the trade fair from 25 to 27 November 2014 at Stand 1-440 in Hall 1.

14 October 2014 New generation of axial fans

In addition to the required air flow, energy efficiency and noise emissions are also crucial for fans in ventilation and air conditioning systems. To achieve improvements here, during optimisations the overall fan system comprising impeller, motor, housing and control electronics must be considered.

14 October 2014 Fans for evaporators and unit coolers

The energy-saving fan, designed specifically for use in evaporators, is impressively efficient, extremely reliable and boasts a long service life. When designing and manufacturing this energy-saving fan for evaporators, great emphasis was placed on sustainability and the preservation of resources.

14 October 2014 Energy efficiency is in everybody's interest

As one of the world's leading medium-sized companies, ebm-papst welcomes the plans to revise the ecodesign directive for fans EU 327/2011. In our opinion this directive will play a significant role in increasing energy efficiency by 30% by the year 2030.

13 October 2014 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS wins 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS has won the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship*. Team partner and fan specialist ebm-papst already made its contribution to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS winning the championship in their very first collaborative Formula One season.

02 October 2014 Opening of new technical centre

Fan manufacturer ebm-papst opened its new technical centre at its subsidiary in St. Georgen. It was built within a year at a cost of 2.5 million €. The new test laboratory allows the simultaneous measuring of air performance and acoustics and will support the Research and Development department.

25 September 2014 ebm-papst investing 14 million € in new factory building at Landshut plant

Yet another groundbreaking ceremony in Landshut: The ebm-papst Group is investing around 14 million € in a new production facility. With this step the world market leader for fans and motors will be strengthening the position of the Landshut plant and helping to secure employment in the area. Once completed, this new factory will be used for system solutions and the production of gas valves for heating systems.

08 September 2014 Successful energy scouts project: Heilbronn-Franken Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers training in tandem with ebm-papst

The ebm-papst energy scouts have been a successful project. Launched by the fan specialist in 2010, the project, in which trainees take on the responsibility of finding where energy is wasted and improving the situation, has attracted a great deal of attention and acclaim since its introduction.

01 September 2014 Over 100 new trainees at ebm-papst

A total of 106 young people are starting their training or their dual studies with fan specialist ebm-papst at the beginning of September. There are 62 trainees and dual-system students at the headquarters in Mulfingen, 20 in Landshut, 17 in St. Georgen and seven at Zeitlauf.

26 August 2014 Both new and proven products on show at Chillventa

ebm-papst will be presenting its latest developments in fans for refrigeration technology at Chillventa from 14 to 16.10.2014 in Nuremberg.

11 August 2014 Safe and pleasant rail travel with door drive units and fans from ebm-papst

ebm-papst will be presenting current trends in fans and motors for rail technology from 23 to 26 September 2014 at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. A highlight will be the introduction at Stand 227 in Hall 3-1.a of the door drive unit with integrated functions from ebm-papst ZEITLAUF, an example of the development expertise at ebm-papst. In addition, ebm-papst will also be presenting the proven RadiCal series of energy-efficient fans in a 110 VDC design for air conditioners.

07 August 2014 New axial fan from ebm-papst at the IAA Commercial Vehicles - The high-performance answer to commercial vehicle climate control

Climate control is always a major topic in the commercial vehicle sector. ebm-papst will be presenting a new fan concept for commercial vehicle and bus air conditioning systems in Hall 11, Stand D07 at the International Motor Show - Commercial Vehicles in Hanover from 25.09. until 02.10.2014.

03 July 2014 Research and development award

The ebm-papst group has received another distinction. The "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" has recognised the company's commitment to innovation and research with its "Innovativ durch Forschung" quality seal for research-based innovation.

03 June 2014 ebm-papst stronger than ever

Powered by innovation, the leading supplier of fan and motor technology increases sales by more than 10% to €1.5 billion

07 May 2014 ebm-papst supporting technical revolution in Formula1 – Partnership with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS

This season, Formula 1 racing has experienced its biggest technical revolution regarding efficiency since the sport began in 1950. For this very reason, ebm-papst, the leading manufacturer in fans and motors has decided to enter into a partnership with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 racing team.

17 April 2014 ebm-papst press office wins 'communications Oscar'

Performance of the communications team honoured for its work to raise company's profile in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability.

11 April 2014 EC technology for the medium pressure range

With its new EC medium pressure axial fan, world market leader ebm-papst presents a completely assembled, configured and ready-to-install package including housing, impeller, EC motor and control electronics. Special feature: In addition to saving energy through the use of proven GreenTech EC technology it is possible to set different operating points by means of speed adjustment.

11 April 2014 Fan calculates ageing based on usage conditions

The service life calculation performed for fans today on the basis of measured values makes it possible to form a prognosis on the ageing of each individual fan in terms of its respective usage condition and environment. It is ideal for ensuring that the actual load to which the fan is subjected at its usage location is taken into account in the calculation. In light of this, ebm-papst developed the FanCheck fans with integrated electronics that constantly recalculate the remaining service life.

04 April 2014 ebm-papst starts factory expansion

Groundbreaking in Mulfingen-Hollenbach: The ebm-papst Group has begun the expansion of its production facility. The world market leader for fans and motors is investing around 15 million euros in the project, intensifying its production of large energy-saving fans for the European market. Besides expanding the production facility by around 10,000 m², the plans also call for building a computing centre.

20 March 2014 Hannover Messe 2014 in the hands of the new generation

"We would be hindering Germany's position as a technical leader in the medium term if we did not focus on our younger generation and specifically encourage technical apprenticeships", says Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the ebm-papst Group.

20 March 2014 Fit for retrofit

ebm-papst presents RadiFit - a series of centrifugal fans with backward-curved blades in a scroll housing. This new system concept is suitable for a wide range of applications in industry and ventilation technology.

18 March 2014 Space-saving top performance

In addition to being able to withstand high temperatures and easy to integrate, induced draft fans have to be energy-efficient and quiet-running. The confined space in the stove represents a further challenge. So the fan specialists at ebm-papst Mulfingen employ the proven external rotor principle for the latest generation of induced draft fans.

13 March 2014 Enthusiastic about efficiency

ebm-papst at the first German Energy Efficiency Awards 2014. For the first time, the German Energy Efficiency award "Perpetuum 2014" has been presented by the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) in conjunction with the EU climate innovation partnership (Climate-KIC) in recognition of outstanding innovative projects and products in the field of energy efficiency.

24 February 2014 "AxiTop® diffuser for noise reduction" is an outstanding idea for the city of the future

The "AxiTop® diffuser for noise reduction", developed by ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG, was honoured as one of 100 prizewinners in the nationwide innovation competition "Outstanding Places in the Land of Ideas" 2013/14 on 21st February 2014. The award ceremony took place during the regional competition of "Youth Research", now in its sixteenth year, in the Reinhold-Würth University in Künzelsau.

24 February 2014 Heilbronn-Franken regional heat of "Youth Research" 2014

Young scientists presented their projects full of confidence and passion for their topics at the regional heat of "Youth Research" in Künzelsau, now in its sixteenth year. 141 participants exhibited a total of 68 projects at the Reinhold-Würth University in topics such as the world of work, biology, chemistry, technology, physics, earth sciences and space, as well as mathematics and IT.

04 February 2014 16th Regional "Young Researchers" Competition from 20th – 22nd of February in Künzelsau

The Heilbronn-Franken regional heat of "Young Researchers" will take place from 20th to 22nd of February 2014 in Künzelsau and is one of the largest in Baden-Württemberg with 141 participants.

29 January 2014 One of Germany's Best Employers

ebm-papst is one of Germany's best employers. That was the result of a survey carried out by news magazine FOCUS in cooperation with professional social networking site XING and, the employer rating portal for employees, apprentices and job applicants.

08 January 2014 System efficiency leads to greater effectiveness

Supermarkets offer plenty of potential applications for fans, above all in chiller cabinets and refrigeration systems. The world market leader ebm-papst is now offering a complete range of energy-saving products for this sector and therefore enabling system efficiency. The energy-saving kits are being presented at hall 15, stand A40 at the EuroShop trade fair in Düsseldorf, the world's leading retail trade fair.

07 January 2014 Mainz and Schwäbisch Hall crowned champions at 12th ebm-papst Indoor Championship

FSV Mainz 05 were crowned the winners of the youth A-team tournament at the 12th ebm-papst Indoor Championship at the Gerhard-Sturm Halle in Mulfingen on Saturday. In the adult competition on Sunday, Sportfreunde Schwäbisch Hall came out as champions.

03 January 2014 ebm-papst sets industry milestone by making working time more flexible

From the 1st February, the ebm-papst group, the world market leader in fans and motors, will introduce an innovative working time model at the company headquarters in Mulfingen.