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 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.


As part of the " Every day is a GreenDay" campaign, the ebm-papst locations around the world will demonstrate this conviction. Every week, sustainability activities will be staged at a different location, which will change on a weekly basis.

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 recources 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 - every newly developed product is to be more efficient than its predecessor model.
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.

Gerhard Sturm and Heinz Ziehl

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