Ziehl-Abegg (Kuenzelsau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) is one of the leading global companies in the ventilation and drive technology sector with matching control technology. Examples of application areas for the products include heating and refrigeration plant, clean rooms and agricultural systems. Back in the Fifties’ Ziehl-Abegg established the basis for modern fan drives: external rotor motors which remain, even today, state-of-the-art worldwide. Another area of business is electric motors which provide the power e.g. for elevators, medical applications (computer tomography equipment) or deep-sea underwater vehicles. The theme of electro-mobility/clean power for motor vehicles was established as part of the Ziehl-Abegg Automotive Team in 2012 that incorporates the sales and further development of a wheel hub drive for urban buses already in use in several countries
The high-tech company has an impressive innovation power. Ziehl-Abegg employs 1,950 personnel in its production plants in Southern Germany. The company has a global workforce of 3,450, spread between 16 production plants, 27 companies and 97 sales locations. The products, approx. 30,000 in all, are sold in more than 100 countries. Sales revenues in 2015 totalled 448 million euro. Exports account for two thirds of sales.
Emil Ziehl founded the company in Berlin in 1910, manufacturing electric motors. After the Second World War the company’s headquarters were relocated to Southern Germany. Ziehl-Abegg SE is not a listed company but family-owned.