A close relationship with the customer and quality are not just business axioms but standards we have to live up to on a daily basis. Founded in 1910, ZIEHL-ABEGG made a trendsetting breakthrough in the 1950s with the development of the external rotor motor for fan drives. Since then, the principle has been optimised and transferred to many new applications.
Today, ZIEHL-ABEGG is a global trendsetter. With motors, fans and control systems, ZIEHL-ABEGG has built up an outstanding reputation and is now a market leader in important fields such as elevator drive motors. Wherever there is an elevator or escalator in motion, there is in most cases a ZIEHL-ABEGG motor working in the background. But there is also a global demand for high quality products “made in Künzelsau” in sectors such as ventilation technology (for example in the air-conditioning systems for large building and industrial complexes) and for electronic control systems for infinitely variable fan speed control in agricultural, air-conditioning, cleanroom and refrigeration technology. ZIEHL-ABEGG control systems fulfil the most demanding requirements with regard to positional accuracy and ride comfort for passengers and freight elevators, storage and retrieval vehicles, cranes and conveyor systems.
With 1500 employees at the main plant in Künzelsau and the subsidiary plants in Bieringen and near Waldenburg, in the Hohenlohe industrial estate, ZIEHL-ABEGG is one of the largest employers in Hohenlohe. Subsidiaries, production facilities, representative offices and business partners in more than 30 countries around the world ensure the electro-technical products made on the Kocher and Jagst rivers access to global markets. Our continually expanding, dense sales network stretches form Australia to Canada, from Scandinavia to South Africa, from Great Britain to China.
1910 Foundation of the ZIEHL-ABEGG Electricity Company in Berlin by Emil Ziehl.
1945 Annexation of the ZIEHL-ABEGG Electricity Company by occupying powers in Berlin.
1949 Brothers Heinz and Guenther Ziehl rebuild the company in Kuenzelsau
1955 Development of the external rotor motor
1960 Breakthrough with the develpoment of the external rotor motor as a motor for fans
1965 Construction of a new plant with aluminium foundry and highly-automated production line in Schoental-Bieringen
1969 Start-up of controller production
1973 First sales subsidiaries abroad, in Sweden, the UK and Italy
1980 Start-up of electronic controller development
1985 Serial production of the first electronic voltage regulator
1987 Introduction of the DIN EN ISO 9001 quality management system.
1991 New plant for the manufacture of centrifugal fans on 12,000 sq. metres in Niedernhall
1995 Expansion of Schoental-Bieringen production facility to 22,000 sq. metres with high-flexibility assembly and conveyor line for fans and motors
1996 Foundation of the first production facility abroad, in Marcali/Hungary.
1998 With more than 30 subsidiaries and representations worldwide, ZIEHL-ABEGG exports fans, motors and control systems to more than 50 countries
1999 Integration of the French company FMV Lamel into the Ziehl-Abegg-Group.
Sued-Electric, founded 1945 in Kirchseeon nearby Munich was taken over by the ZIEHL-ABEGG group.
2001 Completion of the building extension at Bieringen plant. The total area now covers approximately 29.000 sq. metres.
Expansion of the headquarters in Kuenzelsau, with the purchase of the former "Sigloch area" (21.000 m²) close by.
The legal structure is changed from a private limited company - ZIEHL-ABEGG GmbH & Co. KG – into a Family Joint-Stock Company – ZIEHL-ABEGG AG.
Start of the ZETATOP series: The gearless synchronous lift motors revolutionise elevator construction.
Sales subsidiary established in Poland: ZIEHL-ABEGG Polska Sp. z o.o.
2002 Commissioning of the 15.000 m² large production centre for centrifugal fans in the "Gewerbepark Hohenlohe" near Waldenburg.
Foundation of sales subsidiaries in China, Singapore and Russia.
2003 Sales subsidiaries established abroad in Czech Republic and USA.
2004 Norra Kronan AB sales subsidiary in Sweden founded.
2005 Sales subsidiaries established in the UK, Finnland, Italy, Australia und Spain.
French FMV Lamel changed its name into ZIEHL-ABEGG Française de Motoventilateurs FMV S.A.R.L.
2006 Foundation of sales subsidiaries in Switzerland, South Africa, Benelux, Japan und Ukraine
Austria sales subsidiary changed its name into Ziehl-Abegg, Motoren + Ventilatoren Ges. m.b.H..
2007 Sales subsidiaries established in Turkey and India.
Sales subsidiary Norra Kronan AB in Sweden changed its name into ZIEHL-ABEGG Sverige AB.
2008 Foundation of sales subsidiary ZIEHL-ABEGG Danmark ApS in Denmark.
Official opening of the new ZIEHL-ABEGG InVent Technology Centre. Spread over an area of over 5000 square metres, more than 100 engineers and technicians are working together in the new, progressive development centre.
2009 Foundation of sales subsidiary ZIEHL-ABEGG do Brasil Imp., Exp. e Com. de Equipamentos de Ventilação Ltda. in Brasil
2010 The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
2011 ZIEHL-ABEGG employs more than 3000 people.
With the newly developed Cpro impeller made of the high-performance composite material ZAmid, ZIEHL-ABEGG is setting new standards in terms of energy saving and weight.
2012 ZIEHL-ABEGG is celebrating the tenth year of industrial production in China.
Electromobility: after several years of field tests the ZAwheel electric drive for commercial vehicles is launched onto the market.
Customers benefit from the new ZAplus compact fan unit which provides extreme flexibility and saves energy up to 20 percent.
2013 Ground breaking ceremony for the new ZIEHL-ABEGG manufacturing site for drive technology.
The legal structure of the family owned company is changed from a German stock company (AG) into an European stock company Societas Europaea (SE): ZIEHL-ABEGG SE
2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds out about efficient and durable electric motors at ZIEHL-ABEGG's stand at the Hannover Messe.
The new plant for drive engineering and automotive is opened on Günther-Ziehl-Strasse on the Hohenlohe business park (Kupferzell).
Kupujac produkt Ziehl-Abegg decydujesz sie na najwyzszy poziom jakosci.
Nasze produkty sa projektowane starannie i odpowiedzialnie, na zasadzie przewidywania wymogów oraz zgodnie z potrzebami dzisiejszych, ale takze – i przede wszystkim – przyszlych rynków; sa one wytwarzane w naszych wlasnych zakladach produkcyjnych i kontrolowane wedlug najwyzszych wymogów jakosciowych.
Kazdy pojedynczy produkt opuszcza nasza firme po surowej kontroli jakosci. Predykat najwyzszej klasy mozna rozpoznac po znajdujacym sie na kazdym produkcie zlotym znaku jakosci Ziehl-Abegg, który identyfikuje nasze produkty jako posiadajace certyfikat "Premium Quality" i "Premium Efficiency", zapewniajacy szczególnie wysoki stopien przyjaznosci dla srodowiska.
Jestesmy dumni z faktu, ze nasze produkty naleza do najwyzszej klasy jakosci, co mozliwe jest dzieki doskonalej pracy naszych ponad 2500 pracowników na calym swiecie.
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