Mulfingen/ Telford (USA), November 10th, 2022
After only 12 months of construction, ebm‑papst opens its new production plant for highly energy-efficient fans and motors on November 10th, 2022 in Telford, Tennessee, USA.
The family-owned company invested almost 30 million dollars in the new building and equipment for its second US location and will employ around 125 people there at the start. Production started at the new plant in early September and has been increasing since then.
Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer, CEO (Chairman of the Executive Management Board) of the ebm‑papst Group, emphasizes the importance of the new plant in the USA for the corporate group: "ebm‑papst has a long tradition in the American market. We have been developing, producing and distributing energy-efficient fans and motors for the North American market from Farmington (Connecticut) since 1980. With the expansion of our business activities in Telford, we are strengthening our presence in the important American future market for sustainable refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation applications."
Thomas Nürnberger, CSO (Sales and Marketing) of the ebm‑papst Group said:
"Our plant in Telford is another milestone in our 'local for local' internationalization strategy.
With this strategy, the ebm‑papst Group has been pursuing a strong independence of its locations in the USA, Asia and Europe since 2017. The aim here is to be able to serve local customers even more effectively, quickly and in a more tailored manner and to make itself independent of external influences through three independent supply chains."
The grand opening of the 177,000 sq. ft. (1.6-hectare) building was accompanied by both local political and business representatives as well as the owners and top management of ebm‑papst. In addition to the "Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony" and opening speeches by ebm‑papst management, tours of the new building were offered.
Mark Shiring, CEO of ebm‑papst USA commented:
“With our new production plant, we, as an innovation leader, especially for energy-efficient fan solutions, are responding to the increasing market demand for energy-efficient and intelligent solutions in North America.
With the expanded capacities on site, we can guarantee our customers fast delivery times in the future. We will successively establish and strengthen our supply chain in America, thus making us globally independent.”
ebm‑papst expects continuous growth in America. The new plant offers the possibility of further expansion stages to produce EC motors, which will be implemented in phases by October 2024.
The ebm‑papst Group, a family-owned company headquartered in Mulfingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a globally leading manufacturer of fans and drives. Since it was founded in 1963, the technology leader has set international industry standards with its core expertise in motor technology, electronics, digitalization, and aerodynamics. With over 20,000 products, ebm‑papst offers customized, energy-efficient and intelligent solutions for virtually any ventilation and drive technology requirement.
In the 2021/22 financial year, this hidden champion generated turnover of EUR 2.288 billion. It employs just under 15,000 people at 27 production sites (including in Germany, China and the U.S.) and in 52 sales offices worldwide. ebm‑papst sets the benchmark for fan and drive solutions in virtually all sectors, including ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, automotive, information technology, machine building and household appliances, intralogistics, and medical technology.