Milestones of corporate development

Milestones define the chapters of a company's history and mark its progress. Often, these past milestones have become the cornerstones of wide product lines and an even wider variety of applications.


In the summer, construction on the 27,000 square meter site in Xi’an, China will be completed. Fan solutions for the Asian market will be produced there. Alongside China, the new location will supply products to emerging markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

ebm-papst's modular system for drives with a diameter of 42 mm (ECI-42) will enable users to create customized solutions by combining different modules. The drives are ideal for practically all applications from automation and packaging systems to laboratory and medical equipment.


ebm-papst exceeded the revenue threshold of two billion euros for the first time. That fiscal year saw ebm-papst grow by 143 million euros. oneDay took place around the globe for the first time. The annual event strengthens the connection among employees across departments, locations and countries.

With the new RadiMix blower platform, ebm-papst offered modulation ranges from 1:10 to 1:15. Together with the standardized motor design, this means fewer stocks and less qualification work for boiler manufacturers.


In May, ebm-papst opened the new distribution center in Hollenbach. The company invested more than 40 million euros in the center – at that time, the largest investment in the company's history. The major construction project was completed in around 15 months. In December 2018, it earned the highest certification standard (Platinum) of the German Sustainable Building Council.

ebm-papst introduced a ready-to-install centrifugal fan with scroll housing for use in residential ventilation units. RadiCal, a backward-curved centrifugal fan, achieves significantly higher efficiency in comparison to forward-curved centrifugal blowers


ebm-papst developed a revolutionary concept for axial fans. In comparison to the predecessor model, the aerodynamics were perfected. AxiBlade axial fans are still used in evaporators, condensers and heat exchangers in ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration applications today.


In the fiscal year 2015/16, ebm-papst invested a record €137 million in measures to expand capacity.


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.

FlowGrid stands for efficient noise protection features in cooling, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. ebm-papst offers a future-oriented solution for the problem of high-performance technology generating disturbing noise: FlowGrid for axial and centrifugal fans.


ebm-papst celebrates 50 years. The company began production with 35 employees in Mulfingen and constitute today by far as worldwide market leader and trendsetter in fans and drives.

Germany's most sustainable company.

In November, ebm-papst is announced as Germany’s most sustainable company, receiving the German Sustainability Award.

A new, passive component, the AxiTop diffuser, provides a significant improvement in noise and efficiency and sets new benchmarks.

Opening of a new development centre at Wai Gao Qiao near Shanghai (China).

Purchase of the gearbox manufacturer Zeitlauf in Lauf (near Nuremberg).

ebm-papst Landshut invests into the building of a new logistics center.


ebm-papst is for the very first time publicly presenting fans made of biomaterials. The world market leader in energy-efficent fans has thus set another milestone in the field of environmental protection and conservation of resources.

With RadiCal®, ebm-papst has now defined a new standard in the field of EC centrifugal fans. Intelligently selected material combinations increase the stability of the aerodynamically optimised impellers.


GreenTech - Our symbol for environmental protection. GreenTech is our corporate philosophy regarding efficient use of resources and sustainability. The materials and processes we use are already optimised in the conceptual stage and with an eye to eco-friendless, energy balance and recyclability. In our production processes, GreenTech also stands for maximum energy efficiency.



"Green" fan series, called HyBlade®, sets new standards. The product group featuring plastic blades with inserted aluminium reinforcements not only offers the advantage of low power consumption, but also reduces humanly audible noise by one-half. Due to the materials used, the ecological bottom line is excellent compared to conventional products.

More than 10,000 ebm-papst associates for the first time.



ebm-papst exceeds the one billion EUR turnover threshold.
Gerhard Sturm is appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board.



ebm-papst is going green - construction of the energy-independent factory for energy saving fans begins in Mulfingen-Hollenbach.



The three companies are renamed ebm-papst Mulfingen, ebm-papst St. Georgen and ebm-papst Landshut.



Development of the first energy saving centrifugal and axial fans with integrated electronics. This development is the basis for products such as the ebm-papst EC fans, introduced to the market over the next several years.



Purchase of the Landshut plant from ALCATEL - renamed Motoren Ventilatoren Landshut GmbH (mvl)



Acquisition of PAPST Motoren GmbH in St. Georgen, in Germany's Black Forest region.



Development of the first compact fan in EC/DC technology, still referred to as non-commutator DC motors at the time.


Establishment of Elektrobau Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG (ebm) by Gerhard Sturm and Heinz Ziehl in 1963.