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23 May 2018 Excellent research and development

For the third time after 2014 and 2016, the fan specialist ebm-papst has been awarded the seal of approval "Innovative through Research" by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, for its research and development work.

11 May 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards 2018: ebm-papst wins second straight international packaging prize

Sebastian Gruber, packaging engineer at ebm-papst in Mulfingen, has won the WorldStar Packaging Award in the transport category for the second time in a row. Along with Mario Kurz, packaging consultant at ebm-papst’s supplier Mondi, he traveled all the way to Australia, where this year’s awards ceremony was held, to receive the award.

27 April 2018 ebm-papst takes 2nd place in category for data center energy technology

The awards ceremony for the German Data Center Award took place on April 24, 2018, in Darmstadt. The top three prizes were awarded in each of eight categories at the “Darmstadtium” convention center, with ebm-papst taking second place in the category for data center energy technology.

05 April 2018 Alfred Müller retiring

Alfred Müller was Head of Domestic Sales at ebm-papst for 27 years and, as Managing Director from 2006, successfully established the ebm-papst Austria subsidiary. During that time, he pursued his sales goals with passion and enthusiasm, set up a good network of customers and coworkers, and played an important role in the impressive growth of ebm-papst.

16 March 2018 New 0.5 to 150 kW condensing blowers

Heating and hot water supply systems can only operate efficiently if they have an ideal heat source. Boilers and gas blowers of many different sizes used to be necessary to provide economical heating on account of the great diversity of output levels required to cover the whole spectrum from low-energy homes to apartment blocks.

13 March 2018 EC centrifugal fans with motor enclosures

Cooking contaminates the surrounding air with substances such as grease vapors and combustion gases, and it also generates a lot of heat and moisture. That makes the installation of air-handling units (AHUs) necessary in commercial kitchens in order to extract cooking odors while also supplying fresh air from outside. For this application, ebm-papst has developed a centrifugal fan with an EC motor outside the air flow.

13 February 2018 Aerodynamics experts for fans meet and network

The "fan2018" conference will be held in Darmstadt, Germany from April 18-20, 2018. This three-day forum, which is now being held for the third time, is the only event in the world that focuses exclusively on air flows and ventilation systems.

08 February 2018 Mostra Convegno 2018 trade fair in Milan

Ever greater technical demands are being placed on buildings, among them efficiency and durability. ebm-papst will be presenting smart and reliable products at the Mostra Convegno trade fair in Milan from March 13 to 16. New heating products will be presented in Hall 7 at Stand E32-E40, and solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation will be exhibited in Hall 24 at Stand B21-C22.

08 February 2018 ebm-papst among 1000 best Employers

In 2018, ebm-papst was once again awarded as one of the best employers in Germany. This was confirmed by a survey conducted by the news magazine FOCUS in cooperation with kununu. de, the employer evaluation portal for employees, apprentices and applicants. The survey is one of the largest of its kind.

30 January 2018 Drive solutions for complex intralogistics processes

The international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management opens this year from 13 to 15 March 2018 in Stuttgart. Under the motto "Intralogistics at first hand: digital - networked - innovative", ebm-papst will be presenting innovative solutions for intralogistics in Hall 10, Stand D31.

29 January 2018 127 Participants in the Anniversary Year

This year, the regional competition of ‘Jugend forscht’ in Heilbronn-Franken is celebrating its 20th anniversary. ebm-papst has been sponsoring Germany's best-known competition for young researchers since 1999. ‘Jugend forscht’ (German for ‘Youth researches’) offers children and young people the opportunity to realize their own projects and compete with other inventors of the same age.

17 January 2018 Once again, ebm-papst Supplier of the Year

Last October, Rational AG invited 80 serial suppliers to Supplier Day in Landsberg. The company named ebm-papst “Supplier of the Year” for the second time.

08 January 2018 Surprise Winners in Mulfingen

The 16th ebm-papst Hallenmasters Indoor Soccer Championship was won by FC Würzburger Kickers. The biggest surprises at the U19-Tournament Saturday were the Würzburger Kickers (U19 Bayernliga) and SpVgg Ansbach (Landesliga Nord, Bavaria) who came through as outsiders to claim first and third places.

13 December 2017 ebm-papst is building a new, 41 million € Development Center

ebm-papst is continuing its course for growth and plans a new development center at the ebm-papst company headquarters in Mulfingen. The global technology leader for fans and motors will invest around € 41 million in the building.

01 December 2017 New High-performance EC Blower for Extraction and Filtration Systems

Clean, breathable air is a basic requirement for every workplace. In the metalworking industry, however, material processing often causes oil mist, vapors and welding smoke. These contaminants can only be kept at safe levels by installing extraction or air cleaning units. For applications like these, ebm-papst has developed a high-performance blower in GreenTech EC technology.

30 November 2017 Online portal for more customer service

The increasing number of options and the rising level of customers’ aspiration have caused customer requirements to become significantly more differentiated. In this case, customer-oriented information systems such as e-commerce applications, which create an interface between interested parties and the company, can score with their advantages.

30 November 2017 Intelligent compact drive with Bus interface

ebm-papst is continually extending the product range of electrical drive systems for industrial applications. Customers in machine and system construction are requesting compact and efficient drive systems that receive orders from superordinate controls via customary Bus interfaces and return actual values as well as status reports to the control.

29 November 2017 Johannes Pfeffer to become management spokesman

On January 1, 2018, Johannes Pfeffer (50) will take up the position of management spokesperson at ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the ebm-papst Group. Pfeffer will complete the fan and motor specialist’s planned dual leadership alongside Raymond Engelbrecht, who has been in the post since February 2017.

20 November 2017 Silent centrifugal fans not only for medicine

About 2 % of women and 4 % of men worldwide suffer with the respiratory dysfunction obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the remedy is a ventilation aid. The lungs of the person asleep are regularly provided sufficient air and thereby oxygen with the use of a respiratory mask. In order to establish the required air pressure, ebm-papst has developed a new centrifugal fan which has been adapted to the requirements of medical technology.

10 November 2017 Football teams from four nations play for the tournament championship

The participant field for the ebm-papst Hallenmasters will be in the Gerhard-Sturm-Halle on January 6th and 7th, 2018. The 16th annual indoor tournament will also be held internationally – A-Juniors from the Netherlands, England and Switzerland will travel to Mulfingen, Germany. In addition sc Heerenveen, which also took part in 2017, the youth teams from FC Watford and FC St. Gallen will be taking part for the first time.

02 November 2017 ebm-papst on UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

On the occasion of the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) from November 6 to November 17, 2017, in Bonn, the technology leader for fans and motors calls for greater climate protection efforts. The ebm-papst Group, supports the international community’s goal of world greenhouse gas neutrality by the end of this century.

19 October 2017 RadiCal wins Materialica Award

The winners of this year’s MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards were announced at a ceremony in Munich on October 17, 2017. “We’re very pleased that our innovative RadiCal centrifugal fan impressed the judges and was designated ‘Best of Product,’” said Thomas Heli, Head of Development in Product Section EA-2 at ebm-papst Mulfingen.

12 October 2017 Technology Leader Invests €13 Million

ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors headquartered in Mulfingen (Baden-Württemberg), is investing €13 million in a new building at its location in Lauf/Pegnitz, near Nuremberg. In 2013, ebm-papst acquired the transmission specialist, then still under the name Zeitlauf, since then the location with around 300 employees has belonged to the Black Forest subsidiary in St. Georgen.

27 September 2017 Compact centrifugal fan for car seat ventilation

Modern car seats are more than just a seat. They provide side support, can be adjusted individually, fulfil safety related tasks and helps the driver to concentrate with the relaxed driver's seat position and air-conditioned cushions.The specialist for automotive applications, ebm-papst from St. Georgen now provides a particularly compact centrifugal fan for car seat climate control with the RL 5X.

26 September 2017 ebm-papst again at the forefront in packaging

Along with its supplier, Mondi Group, ebm-papst won the German Packaging Award in the economic efficiency category. For his idea of transport stacking corners for industrial fans, ebm-papst employee and packaging engineer Sebastian Gruber accepted the prize at the official awards ceremony in Berlin.

22 September 2017 The “Transparent” AHU for Students

For 65 years, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has educated young engineers in the Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering Department. On September 21, the department dedicated its new laboratory building; a means of improving the link between theory and practice. Among other devices, a transparent air handling unit provided by ebm-papst and AL-KO THERM is available to the students in the department.

21 September 2017 ebm-papst Completes Second Construction Phase

The ebm-papst Group, world market leader for fans and motors (€1.9 billion revenue/14,000 employees) whose headquarters is in Mulfingen, has completed the second construction phase of its production facility (€15 million investment) in the St. Georgen-Hagenmoos commercial zone. After a construction phase of approximately 16 months, the facility was inaugurated as part of two company anniversary celebrations.

20 September 2017 ebm-papst at SPS/IPC/Drives trade show

SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg is the leading trade show for electrical automation, systems and components. It opens its gates this year from November 28-30. ebm-papst will be showing innovative solutions for air conditioning and new drive solutions at stand 1-324 in hall 1. Interconnection for applications in the Internet of Things is a special focus.

15 September 2017 HELLA and ebm-papst Drive Electrification

HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics and motor and ventilation specialist ebm-papst, have agreed on a strategic cooperation.

11 September 2017 International Field in Kocher Valley Event

They came from everywhere, including Sweden, Russia, Croatia, France and Finland. But of the 3,300 participants, Ruth Smith from Greenside, South Africa had the longest journey. Runners from a total of 16 countries participated in the event in Kocher Valley organized by ebm-papst and the Police Sports Club in Hohenlohe.

04 September 2017 ebm-papst Welcomes New Trainees

On Friday, 66 young people began a commercial or business apprenticeship – or dual study program – at ebm-papst in Mulfingen. Across the company’s German locations, a total of 116 high school graduates kicked off their careers. The number of new trainees across all locations has remained the same as it was in previous years. Currently, 411 young talents are enrolled in an apprenticeship or dual study program at ebm-papst.

 
24 August 2017 ebm-papst at the Busworld trade show in Kortrijk

Hybrid and electric motors are also being increasingly used in buses – they are gradually displacing pure combustion engines. ebm-papst will be exhibiting a new, robust fan for motor cooling at the Busworld trade show in Kortijk, Belgium, Rambla South, no. R44 from October 20-25, 2017. Grime from the road can’t harm it!

22 August 2017 ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall on September 9 and 10, 2017

The starting gun of the 22nd ebm-papst Marathon will fire on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., when the Nordic walkers open the event. The day will end with a pasta party directly after the last walkers cross the finish line. On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the marathon and duo marathon runners will toe the starting line. At 9:05 a.m., the 10K runners will take off and the half-marathon will start at 9:25 a.m. The kids’ events will begin around lunchtime and the handbikers (start: 2:00 p.m.) and

22 August 2017 Hybrid ferry saves 2 million kWh annually

Scandlines ferries operate between Germany and Denmark, in fact, 6 out of 8 ferries are hybrid ferries. Zero emissions – this is the ambitious goal of the ferry operator. For this reason, Scandlines redesigned the hybrid ferries’ ventilation system and now saves over 80% of the previously required energy. Instead of the old AC fans, now efficient EC fans from ebm-papst are in operation there.

11 August 2017 Outstanding Product Design from Mulfingen

ebm-papst received the renowned “Red Dot Award 2017: Product Design” for its AxiBlade axial fan. The jury was impressed by the fan’s modular structure, which sets special standards when it comes to flexibility and functionality.

10 August 2017 Radial fan for seat ventilation

The IAA Personal vehicles 2017 in Frankfurt is the leading international mobility trade fair. At the 67 th International automobile exhibition 2017, the motor and ventilation specialist ebm-papst presents the newest solutions in drive and ventilation technologies for the automotive sector in hall 4.0, stand C18 from 14 - 24 September 2017.

21 July 2017 Technology Leader to Invest €8 Million

ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors headquartered in Mulfingen (Baden-Wurttemberg), is investing €8 million to expand its automotive facilities in Herbolzheim.

20 July 2017 New Generation at ebm-papst

Gerhard Sturm (82), founder and co-owner of the ebm-papst Group, will transfer his membership in the ebm-papst Group advisory board to his son, Ralf Sturm, on August 1, 2017.

19 July 2017 ebm-papst is “Best Overall” supplier

In May 2017 ebm-papst won recognition as an outstanding supplier from Siemens DF MC (Digital Factory Motion Control) based in Neunkirchen am Brand, Germany. ebm-papst won the "Best Overall" category.

10 July 2017 2017’s best industrial customer magazine comes from ebm-papst

The "Best of Content Marketing" (BCM) awards were presented in Berlin on June 29, 2017. The "mag" customer magazine from ebm-papst won gold in the category for B2B magazines in the industrial/energy sector.

28 June 2017 ebm-papst Fortifies Leading Position

Technology leader for fans and motors grows by 13.2% to €1.9 billion and creates over 1,800 new jobs; founds think tanks in Osnabrück and Dortmund.

26 June 2017 ebm-papst wins Trust Award

Seventy manufacturers faced questions about quality, advice, service and trust for the ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning sector’s first Trust Award. ebm-papst took first place in the category for central AHUs and air conditioners and their components.

23 June 2017 ebm-papst Innovation Forum 2017

The three-day Innovation Forum with the theme "Think interconnection. Design the future." focused on the latest developments and concepts in the ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors – plus networked solutions for the future. A total of 225 participants accepted the invitation to come to Mulfingen and discuss the sector’s latest developments.

14 June 2017 New Head of Sales for Germany at ebm-papst

David Kehler took over responsibility for sales in Germany at ebm-papst in Mulfingen in April. Kehler is responsible for the German sales network and reports directly to Thomas Borst, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at the ebm-papst Group. He succeeds the longtime Head of Sales, Alfred Müller.

31 May 2017 ebm-papst Builds New Facility in Lauf

ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors, is investing 13 million euros in a new building complex at its company location ebm-papst ZEITLAUF in Lauf near Nuremberg. In three construction phases, an administration building and two manufacturing facilities will be completed within the next two years.

24 May 2017 Apprenticeships successfully completed at ebm-papst

From mechatronics engineers to IT clerks and industrial mechanics – 8 very pleased apprentices recently celebrated the successful completion of their vocational training at the fan and engine manufacturer ebm-papst in St. Georgen.

17 May 2017 From Hohenlohe to the whole world

ebm-papst Group, world market leader for fans and motors (with revenue of €1.7 billion and 13,000 employees), officially dedicated its new central distribution center in Mulfingen-Hollenbach at an opening ceremony on May 17.

09 May 2017 ebm-papst at the forefront in packaging

ebm-papst has received the WorldStar Packaging Award 2017 in the Transport category from the World Packaging Organisation. Sebastian Gruber, packaging engineer at ebm-papst and developer of the BCT (box compression test) “Powerecke”, accepted the highest international award for packaging at the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf.

28 April 2017 Award for Special Design

The RadiPac centrifugal fans from ebm-papst have received a "Special Mention" in the "Energy" category at the 2017 German Design Awards. The jury uses this award to honor products whose design contains especially successful aspects or solutions. In the case of RadiPac, it is the significant improvement of efficiency, power and weight.

27 April 2017 Service Celebration at ebm-papst

During the festive celebration in the company staff canteen, ebm-papst honored its employees for their longstanding loyalty.

20 April 2017 Technology leader ebm-papst opens think tank

ebm-papst Group, world market leader for fans and motors from Mulfingen in Baden-Württemberg (with revenue of €1.7 billion and 13,000 employees), has opened its new research and development center in Osnabrück.

03 April 2017 ebm-papst Acquires Guard Grill Specialist Lae

ebm-papst Group based in Mulfingen (Baden-Wurttemberg) has acquired Lae S.r.l., specialist for fan guard grills, retroactively effective January 1, 2017.

15 March 2017 Cube design with airfoil blades

Having established itself in the market, the RadiPac series of centrifugal fans from ebm-papst is adding new members. Thanks to aerodynamic improvements, all of the fans in the series work with a wide optimum efficiency range and also feature other practical characteristics. One new feature is their mechanical design, which features a cubic structure.

15 March 2017 Compact gas blower as first representative of a new platform

Thermal insulation and recovery lower the amount of energy required to heat buildings. At the same time, the demands on warm water comfort and with them, the required power, are constantly rising. Therefore, heating concepts that flexibly adapt to the relevant building type and the way it is used are in demand. With the VG 100 premix blower, gas blower specialist ebm-papst Landshut has now launched the first representative of a new condensing blower generation.

14 March 2017 A centrifugal fan with scroll housing

Fan specialist ebm-papst has the right solution for the increasingly strict requirements regarding the efficiency of ventilation devices for residential buildings. In addition to high efficiency, new housed fans now feature convenient options for communication and operation and are also quieter than the industry standard.

14 March 2017 The Jury Loved this Fan

The AxiBlade axial fan from ebm-papst has received the 2017 iF Design Award in the "Product" category. The accompanying marketing campaign won gold at the 2017 German Stevie Awards and was named "Market Launch Campaign of the Year".

07 March 2017 Interface of the future

Two fans per running meter are normally installed in supermarket refrigerated display cases, which are in operation almost 24 hours a day. The rugged and compact energy-saving fans from ebm-papst with their high-efficiency GreenTech EC motors are ideal for this application. Now they feature a MODBUS RTU interface for remote monitoring, control and regulation.

06 March 2017 Flat – but wow!

Fans in refrigerated and deep-freeze cabinets are operated almost continuously, so they offer especially large potential energy savings. The proven energy-saving fan from ebm-papst is now available with a diagonal impeller for especially tight spaces in the rear walls of refrigerated display cases.

23 February 2017 Change in management: Dirk Schallock resigning from ebm-papst St. Georgen

Dirk Schallock (50) will be leaving ebm-papst St. Georgen at his own request on 28 February 2017. Since 2009, Mr. Schallock was in charge of the company belonging to the ebm-papst Group which has its headquarters in Mulfingen.

15 February 2017 Fans for Oil-cooled High-power transformers

Large high-power transformers are cooled with fans in addition to oil. This avoids damage from overheating despite cooling surfaces that are as compact as possible. ebm-papst has developed special fans for this application that satisfy rigorous requirements for service life and salt spray resistance. And thanks to EC technology, "hot spots" on the heat exchanger can be prevented.

19 January 2017 Innovation and Efficiency

ISH in Frankfurt is the world’s leading trade show for innovative bath design and energy-efficient heating and air conditioning. This year it is being held from March 14-18. In hall 11.0 at booth B90, motor and fan specialist ebm-papst is showing its latest energy-saving fans for air conditioning and condensing technology.

16 January 2017 Self-contained Solution

Whether in the kitchen, garden, workshop or office – the winners of the 2017 pro-K Award reflect plastic’s broad spectrum of applications. ebm-papst received an award for its AxiCool series – axial fans for evaporators and refrigerators – in the “Electrical equipment” category during the ceremony in Frankfurt on January 12, 2017. Over 100 submissions qualified for the competition.