Fans and motors specialist Ziehl-Abegg has announced a 12% increase in sales in the first half of the year.
Sales grew to 268 million euros and the company said positive development in the fields of ventilation technology and drive technology contributed towards this result. Chairman of the executive board Petetr Fenkl said: “Customers are taking to our energy-saving products extremely well in every market.”
Visitors to the Ziehl-Abegg stand at ISH in Frankfurt had a whale of a time as the fan and motor manufacturing specialist shared the inspiration for a new development.
The main focus of interest was the ZAbluefin fan for central air conditioning control units and industrial ventilation, which increases efficiency by up to 15%.
Ziehl-Abegg’s development engineers studied the physical structure and characteristics of the humpback whale in order to transfer elements to the new fan. And the company’s stand reflected that input with a small cinema devoted to whale-watching, an opening speech from whale researcher Dr Karsten Brensing and giveaways in the form of large inflatable whales!