The location of Herbolzheim is located in the expansion of the high-tech centre for demanding automotive products with a high degree of automation (investment of around 35 million). The acquisition of the gearbox specialists enables time travel to be ebm-papst system provider in the field of drive technology. Industries: Broad diversification protects market fluctuations ebm-papst consistently adhering to a wide diversification of the industry. Thus succeeded in the past financial year, to compensate for variations in individual markets. Weak, due to the strong, “low cost” competition from Asia, as well as through sales to Western customers, showed the IT/Telecom munikationsindustrie incl.
photovoltaic industry with 23.4% to the previous year. The segments of machine and plant construction (- 5.0%), automotive/transport (- 4.8%), air and air conditioning (- 2.8%), as well as the household appliances (- 1.2%) declined. Continues to grow Refrigeration (+ 7.2%), the business unit showed. ebm-papst has revolutionized this field specific in focus by supermarket suppliers through its energy-saving technology in recent years. Positive the heating technology evolved (+ 3.6%) and the distribution business (+ 3.7%). Regions: domestic business remains stable the share of sales in Germany remained stable with 28% continue. Total ebm-papst was 377 million (previous year 386 million / – 2.3%).
Sales in Europe (excluding Germany) grew to 2 million to 594 million. In Asia was due to the downturn in the clean room and the IT / telecom industry a turnover of 202 million (previous year 220 million / – 8.2%) achieved. In the Americas, sales to 175 million fell slightly by 2.2% (previous year 179 million). Staff: the fan specialist employed worldwide 10,891 people majority of jobs in Germany at the end of the business year. Compared to the previous year, the workforce predominantly due to acquisitions rose 327. Of which were 5551 Employees and employees in Germany (previous year: 5.356 / + 195), 5,340 abroad.