Ground-Breaking Ceremony ebm-papst Builds New Plant in China for 30 Million Euros

ebm-papst investiert 30 Millionen Euro in seinen neuen Standort in Xi’an. Ab Sommer 2019 sollen dort Ventilatorlösungen für den asiatischen Markt produziert werden.
ebm-papst is investing 30 million euros in its new location in Xi'an. Fan solutions for the Asian market are to be produced there from summer 2019.

With a ground-breaking ceremony, the German fan manufacturer ebm-papst started the construction of a new plant in Xi'an, the Chinese capital of Shaanxi province. From summer 2019, fan solutions for the Asian market are to be produced on 27,000 square meters.

Because the demand in the Asian market is growing steadily, ebm-papst sees a need for further production capacities in addition to the existing plant in Shanghai. Stefan Brandl, Chairman of the Managing Board of the ebm-papst Group, says: “With this new building, we are implementing a further step in our internationalization strategy Structure 2020 and the associated further localization in Asia”.

The decision for the new location near the city of Xi'an, with its 12 million inhabitants, is reinforced by the high availability of qualified specialists and excellent transport and logistical connections.

“In addition to China, we also have our sights set on the emerging markets which will in future be supplied with products from our new location,” says Thomas Nürnberger, President and CEO of ebm-papst China. “These include above all the ASEAN states with countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, which are on the threshold from a developing country to an industrialized state,” adds Nürnberger.

ebm-papst has been represented in China since 1996 and currently employs around 1,800 staff at the Chinese sites. The headquarters, which also houses the development center for products of the Asian market, is located in the free trade zone Waigaoqiao (Shanghai), the production plant in Nanhui (Shanghai). Two further locations are in Hong Kong and Qingdao.