“We are pointing the way ahead for the future,” says Peter Fenkl, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ziehl-Abegg, as an investment of 28 million
(US$ 30 million) for building and machinery that will bring about a significant increase in productivity at the motor and fan manufacturer. In the ZA Kupferzell plant, space will be created for the manufacture of modern energy-saving fans.
Since worldwide demand for energy-saving fans and drives is rising, Ziehl-Abegg is constructing a new building for electronically commutated (EC) production in the Hohenlohe Business Park, Baden-Wurttemberg. “With this investment we are strengthening the position of Germany and Hohenlohe in particular as a manufacturing location,” says Mr. Fenkl. Up to now, the energysaving drives and fans have been manufactured primarily in the plant on Wurzburger Strase in Kunzelsau. The ?28 million investment comprises the new building as well as new machines. “This is where we will be establishing a showcase factory for Industry 4.0”, stresses the CEO.