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ebm-papst planning own institute

Fan specialist to invest 3.5 million euros in Künzelsau university campus

(PresseBox) (Mulfingen, ) 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.
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.

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The ebm-papst Group is the world's leading manufacturer of fans and motors. Since being founded, the technology company has continuously set global market standards, from market-ready electronically controlled EC fans to aerodynamic improvements to fan blades and the sustainable choice of materials, including biomaterials.
In the 2013/14 fiscal year, the company achieved a turnover of €1.5 billion. ebm-papst employs around 11,500 people at 18 production sites (including in Germany, China and the United States) and in 57 sales offices worldwide. Fans and motors from the world market leader can be found in many branches of industry, such as ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, household appliances, heating systems, IT and telecommunications, as well as automotive and commercial vehicle technology applications.