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18 December 2013

ebm-papst investing 15 million euros in factory expansion at Mulfingen location

The ebm-papst Group, the world market leader for fans and motors, is investing around 15 million euros in the expansion of its factory in Mulfingen-Hollenbach. The production area for energy-efficient large fans for the European market is to grow by around 10,000 m², and a new computer centre is also planned.

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Caption: Increasing demand for energy-efficient ebm-papst fans: The company is investing 15 million euros to double production in Mulfingen-Hollenbach (blue area) and is looking for additional staff.

Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group: "With this investment, we are responding to the increasing demand for energy-saving technology and positioning the company for further growth. The decision to expand a facility in Germany signals our long-term commitment to the location."

With revenue growth of over 10% to around 730 million euros for the first half of the current fiscal year (1 April - 30 September 2013), ebm-papst is continuing its success story. As a result of this sustained positive trend, the company is offering numerous new positions at its headquarters in Mulfingen. Year-on-year, the number of employees in the Group grew to almost 11,400 (+750 people).

"The model of our success is to secure our global technological leadership by investing heavily in research and development and to continually develop new market standards. With an R&D budget of more than 75 million euros, we were able to establish a number of new products on the market. We are pleased that we can proceed to expand production as a result," said Hundsdörfer.

The new facility is designed to save energy and resources, in keeping with the company's GreenTech philosophy; in November ebm-papst was recognised as Germany's most sustainable company. Construction is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

Simon Bradwell
Managing Director
Phone: (03) 9360 6400
Fax: (03) 9360 6464
E-Mail: sales@ebmpapst.com.au
Internet: www.ebmpapst.com.au