High standards, with deep foundations. These foundations go back to 1910, more than 100 years ago, to the establishment of the company in Berlin by Emil Ziehl and continue right through to today. Throughout this time ZIEHL-ABEGG has continued to set trends with outstanding technical developments that stay one step ahead of the market. It is in this spirit of creating the technology of tomorrow today and yesterday preparing the ground for today, that The Royal League came into being – in a class of its own.
2010 to mark the start of the hundred year anniversary in January 2010, ZIEHL-ABEGG set up a new premium quality certification scheme for the entire product range with the Premium Quality and Premium Efficiency quality seals. These extremely demanding specifications have raised the requirements on the company's products to the highest class – The Royal League.
These standards for the company and employees marked the start of the next 100 years of blue for ZIEHL-ABEGG
2011 the corporate principles emphasise the responsible use and conservation of resources and forcing the pace of energy efficiency improvements, for the benefit of succeeding generations. These principles can clearly be seen at work in our new technical developments.
Pole position for Cpro ZAmid technology – the extreme wheel. The newly developed centrifugal fan with unique blade geometry and the high performance composite material specifically developed for the fan were presented at the Frankfurt Messe ISH, where star guest Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda officially launched the Cpro on the ZIEHL-ABEGG stand. Cpro, one of the blue winners of the year with exceptional efficiency features.
The globally unique FE2owlet axial fan with ECblue motor technology won further international awards for best high-efficiency fan.
2012 Welcome to the world of the best ventilation, control, drive and automotive technology.
Electric mobility: Gearless electric in-wheel hub drive for commercial vehicles – the ZAwheel – officially launched on the market following extensive field trials. With unbeatable efficiency (90%), emissions (0%) and noise emissions (90%) stats in its class, the new trend-setting motor concept promises a solution for clean and quiet public transport, and not just for urban bus applications.
Ventilation systems: ZAplus - the new standard for energy saving presented at the Mostra Convegno trade exhibition in Milan. The compact high-tech fan unit gives customers unprecedented flexibility and reduces energy consumption by a further 20 percent.
2013 Ground-breaking ceremony at the A6 Kupferzell exit for the new drive systems plant and the Automotive business area for the ZIEHL-ABEGG AUTOMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG subsidiary at the Hohenlohe Business Park (GPH).
The company is transformed from being a German limited company into a European Societas Europaea: ZIEHL-ABEGG SE. The shares are not listed on the stock market and are entirely within family ownership.
2014 Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits the ZIEHL-ABEGG trade stand at the Hannover Messe.
Inauguration of the new plant for the Drive Systems and Automotive business areas on Günther-Ziehl-Straße in the Hohenlohe Business Park (Kupferzell). By esteemed guest Dr. Nils Schmid, Minister of Financial and Economic Affairs and acting State Premier for the state of Baden-Württemberg
ZIEHL-ABEGG products continue to win major recognition and distinctions around the world.
2015 ZIEHL-ABEGG further reinforces the Blue idea and its connection to sustainability and responsibility for future generations. To emphasize this, the company names 2015 a Blue Year. Among other things, it will put more Blue technology on the market through the ZAvblue high-tech fan development, which is based on bionic findings.
2015 ZAvblue high-tech fan - energy-saver and high-volume-performer. With its bionic blade design, it is unbeatable for high volume flows with a now-reduced size. ZIEHL-ABEGG presents the innovative fan at ISH 2015 which will give a spectacular show.
2015 Also in the scope of the Blue Year, to reinforce the message of sustainability, ZIEHL-ABEGG has renowned performance artist Konstantin Dimopoulos design the trees in and around the company's headquarters in Künzelsau. They have been designed with an environmentally friendly blue color. This art installation is accompanied by the inauguration of the Blue Tower at the site of the company in Künzelsau.
2016 ZIEHL-ABEGG is the main sponsor of the National Horticultural Show in Öhringen, Baden-Württemberg and presents Blue bionic high-tech fans in a ultra-modern building with blue active flowers in the outdoor area. The Blue presentation is the highlight among visitors of the horticultural show. The company emphasizes its regional commitment with the ZAwheel bus, and its revolutionary drive, which provides emission-free, clean, silent driving.
2016 Ground-breaking ceremony to show the future of the new production plant at the Kupferzell site. At the moment, only the ECblue high-efficiency motors are produced in the new state-of-the-art factory, but its unique plastic production for bionic high-tech fans creates the need for a new production branch.
2017 For ISH 2017, ZIEHL-ABEGG presents the revolutionary new ZAbluefin steel impeller to the market. The radial impeller, based on a bionic example, offers the benefit of unbeatable fan output with its delicate and extraordinary blade design.
2018 Inauguration of the new hi-tech production site for high-efficiency fans ECblue motors and plastic fans are shown at the Kupferzell site with guests from political and economic sectors.
2018 Opening of the new factory in Kupferzell, along with a dedicated high-tech plastic production branch, for high-efficiency bionic fan impellers. The entire board, supervisory board and all shareholders of ZIEHL-ABEGG personally sign the first plastic impellers that come off the production line to express their strong commitment to the pioneering project.