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16 Nov 2017 ebm-papst UK wins PFM Partners in Facilities Technology Award

ebm-papst UK Ltd have won at the PFM Awards Partners in Facilities Technology category for their partnership on the UBS Data Centre Energy Technology Project with CBRE and Vertiv™.

 
20 Oct 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.

03 Oct 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.

11 Sep 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.

26 Sep 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.

21 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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.

16 Aug 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.

17 Aug 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.

31 Jul 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.

31 Jul 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.

07 Jul 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.

07 Jul 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.

30 Jun 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; finds think tanks in Osnabrück and Dortmund

26 Jun 2017 ebm-papst hosts SIRACH Network Meeting

On Wednesday the 14th of June, ebm-papst UK welcomed SIRACH to their Client Centre in Chelmsford, to host their networking meeting: Fans, Airflow and Eco Design: Innovations in Retail Design.

07 Apr 2017 Vote for ebm-papst in Data Centre Project Awards

ebm-papst were nominated for the both the, Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year and the Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year. The project awards pay particular attention to the driving forces behind the projects and the challenges which needed to be addressed. The selection of winners is based solely on the public votes received, therefore we would like to invite the public to vote for ebm-papst UK Ltd.

28 Feb 2017 “Driving will be more stressful” Aerodynamics expert Dr. Jürgen Schöne on the rule changes for the 2017 season.

The most far-reaching change in the rules for the 2017 Formula One season has to do with the body. The cars will be broader, flatter, lower to the ground and more aggressive looking. The new “outer skin” will primarily impact the vehicles’ aerodynamics. Dr. Jürgen Schöne, Head of Aerodynamics at ebm-papst in Mulfingen – the official Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team supplier – talks about the possible consequences.

07 Feb 2017 Proven energy efficiencies via EC upgrade technology

Building Services Engineers globally are quickly realising the energy reduction potential in their buildings through upgrading HVAC equipment to innovative Electronically Commutated (EC) Fans from ebm-papst, the global innovation leader in fan, motor and control technology.

20 Dec 2016 Fresh Ideas for Refrigerated Display Cases

The air conditioning and refrigeration plants in supermarkets are in continuous operation, so energy costs and operating safety are major concerns. From March 5-9, 2017, the gates to EuroShop, the world’s leading retailing trade show, will be open in Düsseldorf. In hall 15 at stand F55, ebm-papst will present proven and new energy-saving solutions for cold-storage rooms and refrigerated display cases.

14 Nov 2016 Stefan Brandl is to become CEO of ebm-papst

The shareholders of the ebm-papst Group, market and technology leader for fans and motors, have appointed Stefan Brandl (48) as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He will officially take up his post on January 1, 2017. As COO, Thomas Wagner is to continue until then as spokesman for the Board of Directors of the corporate group.

11 Nov 2016 ebm-papst provides highly effective solutions for noise reduction

Low noise innovations can be found across our product ranges, from the smallest compact fans used in electronics cooling applications to the larger axial and centrifugal fans for industrial cooling and ventilation applications.

03 Oct 2016 Upgrading refrigeration fans can deliver 80 per cent energy savings for retail businesses

Supermarket retailers can reduce energy consumption by up to a massive 80 per cent, by simply upgrading their refrigeration fans. Furthermore, the overall energy savings means that a return on investment can be seen in as little as two years.

30 Sep 2016 Smart steps towards a sustainable future

GreenDay is ebm-papst’s global initiative to encourage all its employees to show their sustainable activities – not just for one day, but throughout the year. Each year, around 12,000 employees worldwide get involved with sustainable activities and through the initiative ebm-papst showcases its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

14 Sep 2016 ebm-papst rebuilds nature’s highways in Essex this summer as part of its GreenDay 2016 initiative

Wildlife in Clacton-on-Sea to benefit from restored hedgerows and traditional livestock borders as ebm-papst staff summer creating two new plantations of trees and shrubs on 20 acres of field to help preserve the area’s wildlife population.

19 Aug 2016 RS Components and ebm-papst sign new agreement to deliver energy-efficient fans and motors worldwide

Agreement extends 35-year distribution partnership between RS and ebm-papst, providing engineers with continued access to an unrivalled range of fans and motor products direct from stock.

 
12 Oct 2015 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS wins 2015 FIA Formula One World Constructors Championship

Fan specialist ebm-papst celebrates a second successive World Championship as an official Team Partner, providing technology solutions at both trackside and at the Team’s headquarters

 
09 Oct 2015 ebm-papst opens second production plant in Landshut

ebm-papst will celebrate the opening of its second production plant at the Landshut location on 6 October. The market leader in fans and motors has reinforced its presence in the region and its on-site employment. The new plant will primarily produce products for heating technology.

 
06 Oct 2015 Start of building work for ebm-papst distribution centre

In the presence of State Premièr Winfried Kretschmann, ebm-papst ceremonially initiated construction of the 38,000 m2 distribution center that is to be built in the surrounding area of the Hollenbach factory.

 
02 Oct 2015 Why the energy challenges faced by data centres have never been greater

James Cooper speaks about the demand for data centre services as they become ever more important in today’s era of digital information and recording.

 
15 Sep 2015 Strategies for reducing energy use for cooling in data centres

James Cooper from ebm-papst takes a look at precision air conditioning equipment in computer rooms and data centres, with a particular focus on cooling in data centres – how the importance of cooling has developed in recent years, what can be done to improve cooling systems and reduce energy, and what the future holds for cooling.

 
11 Sep 2015 ebm-papst announces sponsorship deals with local football clubs for the new season

Leading fan manufacturer, ebm-papst, has announced sponsorship deals with Chelmsford City and Leyton Orient Football Clubs for the 2015/16 football season.

 
03 Sep 2015 ebm-papst announces sponsorship deal to help develop new Science, Technology and Discovery Centre

Leading fan manufacturer ebm-papst UK has unveiled a new sponsorship deal with science education charity EXplora Science, which will help with their plans to set up an innovative new Science, Technology and Discovery Centre.

 
31 Jul 2015 "Being fit for the future means running a sustainable business"

Interview with Dr. Lindl.

 
10 Jun 2015 ebm-papst strengthens global market position

Leading supplier of fan and motor technology with growth of 4.8% to €1.573 billion ― record investment program launched

24 Apr 2015 ebm-papst encourage the refrigeration engineers of the future

ebm-papst, Europe’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors, were at the Big Bang Fair, which took place between 10-12th March, showing schoolchildren how a career in the refrigeration industry can be exciting and rewarding.

01 May 2015 Why more convenience stores means more energy efficiency challenges

Tony Wright, Divisional Director at ebm-papst, a worldwide manufacturer that provides energy efficient fans, motors and solutions for refrigeration at several of the UK’s leading supermarkets, explains why the recent move towards smaller convenience stores means greater energy efficiency challenges for the sector.

17 Apr 2015 Fit EC when replacing fans and gain more than just energy saving

A recent replacement of old failing fans in Fan Coil Units with high efficiency EC fans has shown that the return on investment is beyond just the energy saving. The facility management company has found that the simple control and monitoring offered by EC fan technology is a simple gain on the back of the financial benefit of upgrading to EC.

10 Apr 2015 Ideal climate in the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team garage

ebm-papst garage cooling system to be used for the first time at the 2015 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix at the end of March. ebm-papst has been an official Team Partner of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS since 2014 and has developed a special cooling and heat extraction solution for the garage of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors' Champions.

20 Mar 2015 ebm-papst increases production capacity

The ebm-papst Group is strengthening its subsidiary in St. Georgen. The world market and technology leader is investing around 10 Mio. € in the enlargement of the production units in St. Georgen and in production machinery.

19 Mar 2015 Making HVAC more sustainable can be EC, but more can still be done

Commercial building owners and tenants are continuously searching for ways to improve the sustainability of their buildings, with HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) being a hugely important area when making these improvements.

13 Mar 2015 The RadiPac centrifugal fan sets new benchmark

ebm-papst reinvents the wheel. The experts at ebm-papst Mulfingen have long been involved in a continuous improvement process, which ultimately benefits both the environment and the customer's wallet in equal measure. As a result, the RadiPac product range, specifically designed for use in ventilation and air conditioning equipment, has been steadily improved in recent years.

06 Mar 2015 New Formula One season gaining momentum

The successful Official Team Partnership of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and ebm-papst entering round two.

20 Feb 2015 For commercial buildings fan control is key

There are many reasons why commercial buildings look at reducing their energy use, with reducing energy bills often being at the top of the list for many organisations. Indeed it’s estimated that UK businesses could save up to £1.6 billion by adopting energy efficiency measures.

30 Jan 2015 ebm-papst do the double at National ACR Awards

ebm-papst, Europe’s leading manufacturers of fans and motors, was announced as the winner for two awards at the National ACR Awards, which recognises innovation and excellence within air conditioning and refrigeration.

09 Jan 2015 Upgrading fans in Heating Ventilation Air conditioning equipment – made simple!

Commercial building owners and tenants are continually searching for ways to improve the performance of their buildings. HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) plays a vital part in keeping their buildings healthy, not only through ensuring that occupants feel comfortable but also through maintaining the fabric of the building by providing ventilation that helps protect buildings against damp and condensation.

17 Dec 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.

05 Dec 2014 ebm-papst UK Ltd launch new H&V EC Controller Range

ebm-papst UK Ltd has launched a new range of controllers designed primarily for use within the industrial and commercial Heating and Ventilation market.

28 Nov 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.

17 Nov 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.

14 Nov 2014 A switch to energy-saving fans in cooling unit saves 34%

IT and telecom company Jaynet in Denmark saves a third of its energy consumption on its cooling system by changing from stand AC fans to energy-saving EC fans from ebmpapst. The investment will be recouped in about four years.

07 Nov 2014 Odense University Hospital in Denmark scraps expensive fans

The hospital will save DKK 450,000 annually by switching to energy-saving EC fans in half of its existing units.

17 Oct 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.

10 Oct 2014 What a difference a (EC) fan makes.

As a world-leading fan manufacturer with more than 50 years’ experience within the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector, ebm-papst UK knows exactly what difference the right fan can make – back in 1965 the company was ahead of the pack when it marketed the world’s first EC/DC compact fan – 30 years before any other manufacturer.

30 Sep 2014 ErP – are you ready?

From January 2015 a further 20 per cent of fans currently sold will fall short of another brace of new, tougher, EU efficiency limits, however solutions are out there, says Geoff Lockwood.

29 Sep 2014 ebm-papst win Refrigeration Product of the Year award

ebm-papst came away from last week's RAC Cooling Industry awards having won Refrigeration Product of the Year, for the AxiTop diffuser.

12 Sep 2014 Mark Acton comments on data centre efficiency

Data centre managers must help shape future legislation, or stay a “soft target” for activists and law makers.

26 Aug 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 14th-16th October 2014 in Nuremberg.

08 Aug 2014 EC Upgrade on Scottish Parliament Building

Scottish Parliament Building fan upgrade project, completed by ebm-papst UK Ltd and Airedale International Ltd

15 Aug 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.

25 Jun 2014 FMs urged to make efficient HVAC top priority

Revamping HVAC equipment should be the number one priority for facilities managers looking for energy and cash savings, according to a leading sustainable technology speaker. Presenting a keynote speech at the Energy and Environment Expo during this year’s Facilities Show on June 17, Helen McHugh, head of sustainable technology at cutting-edge Chelmsford-based fan manufacturer ebm-papst UK, urged FMs to prioritise heating and ventilation ahead of other facilities areas

12 Jun 2014 Get blown away by energy saving EC fans this Facilities Show

Visitors to this year’s Facilities Show will be able to learn about the staggering energy saving benefits of EC fans, while picking up CPD points along the way. Speaking during one of the event’s keynote sessions, Helen McHugh, head of sustainable technology at leading fan manufacturer ebm-papst UK, will talk delegates through the energy demands of HVAC equipment and how retrofitting with EC technology can make a difference.

06 Jun 2014 Top Chelmsford fan maker bags business award

Fan technology leader and Chelmsford employer ebm-papst UK has been named as the area’s best large company at a recent business awards ceremony. The world-leading manufacturer walked away with the 2014 Large Business of the Year accolade at the Essex Accountancy and Business Awards.

30 May 2014 ebm-papst comment on Data Centre energy management

At ebm-papst UK we have seen how retrofitted technology has reduced the energy used for data centre cooling, with savings in excess of 50%, as well as dramatically reducing CO2 emissions, and the company is now so committed to getting its message out there we have just been named an official EU advocate for energy saving protocols in data centers

25 Apr 2014 ebm-papst copy for H&V News manufacturing feature

ebm-papst UK operations director Ray Ladyman said: “As well as providing industry with ready-made HVAC solutions, we are able to outsource our research, development and manufacturing prowess to clients looking for an innovative product fix – whatever the problem.

16 Aug 2013 New ebm-papst Corporate Image Video

Just recently our new ebm-papst corporate film has been finished.

 
09 Aug 2013 ebm-papst renews sponsorship with local football teams for the new season

With the start of the football season kicking off shortly ebm-papst is pleased to announce it will be supporting its local teams once again. ebm-papst’s logo will feature on the shirts of both players and supporters of Colchester United and will also be seen at multiple points around the stadiums of Leyton Orient, Southend United and Chelmsford City.

02 Aug 2013 Maintenance led fan coil unit upgrades

When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment there is normally a significant investment required for variable speed drives or high efficiency fan upgrades, and a detailed business case is required to justify the work required. Energy Managers and FM companies will tell you that this can be a long and painful process often ending with nothing being done at all. Thankfully there is a much easier and more cost effective way to reduce HVAC energy consumption.

12 Jul 2013 ebm-papst UK invests heavily in manufacturing facility

ebm-papst UK, has heavily invested in an on-site metal working facility at its UK headquarters in Chelmsford.

22 Mar 2013 DV6300 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.

11 Jan 2013 Data Centres are 'too cold!'

The UK is currently over-cooling its data centres, ac-cording to a leading industry expert. Speaking at a seminar focused on energy use in data centres, Dr Ian Bitterlin of Ark Continuity Ltd, explained that many of the current guidelines on temperature and humidity are outdated, as they reflect the past use of punch cards and other early computer technology.

14 Dec 2012 ebm-papst acquires gearbox specialist

The ebm-papst Group, will acquire the gearbox manufacturer Zeitlauf with effect of 1 January 2013. The technology group based in Mulfingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is thus strengthening its "Industrial Drive Engineering" division.

23 Nov 2012 AxiTop diffuser for axial fans

A simple diffuser with a groundbreaking twist reduces fan noise by up to 80% and power consumption by up to 27%. Alternatively the application can benefit from 9% more volume flow with no increase in energy consumption and still reducing noise by up to two thirds.

01 Nov 2012 New portable room cooling solution dramatically reduces energy costs!

With our varied climate and busy lifestyles there is always a need for large portable fans. They may be used for cooling in an office or a gym or even used for drying plaster on a building site or drying walls in flood damaged buildings.

05 Oct 2012 ebm-papst Wins Prestigious Industry Award

At the spectacular Awards ceremony, ebm-papst won the Industrial & Commercial Project of the year Awards for it's joint project with Emerson Network Power and Norland Managed Services, upgrading the fans in a National Bank's existing data centre.

08 Jun 2012 Biomaterial Fans

ebm-papst produces the first fans made from wood based composite material.

04 May 2012 Energy Efficiency - Looking beyond the obvious

Helen McHugh, Head of Sustainability, gives advice on how companies can become more energy efficient by using EC technology.

11 May 2012 Are chilled beams losing the battle against fan coils?

The May issue of the ACR Todays E news looks at the future of the chilled beam. Geoff Lockwood, Technical Director of ebm-papst answers a variety of questions on the subject.

03 Jul 2012 ebm-papst: Confusion over ErP regulations made simple

There has been a lot of noise in the fan industry over the past couple of months surrounding the impending 2013 ErP regulations, but ebm-papst, Europe’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors and a pacesetter for the ultra-efficient EC technology, has been compliant for many years.

 
29 Jun 2012 Energy Savings for Copenhagen Central Station

ebm-papst, has cut power consumption in a major Danish railway station by 66% thanks to its energy-efficient fans. Shops and restaurants at Copenhagen Central Station benefitted from ebm-papst’s EC fans, which replaced the old AC fans within the building’s antiquated ventilation system.

22 Jun 2012 Don’t miss out on government tax relief through ECA scheme

ebm-papst EC Motors Eligable for Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme (ECAs).

15 Jun 2012 **WARNING** Pre-planning for the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games