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Environment Minister Franz Untersteller learns about bio fans and lightweight construction

Cutting CO2 emissions through the use of bio-polymers or material efficiency through bionic lightweight construction: The Baden-Württemberg Environment Minister Franz Untersteller, gained an insight into the design of energy-saving, quiet fans of the future. Chairman of the Board Peter Fenkl also demonstrated the range of diversification of the largest industrial company in Künzelsau.

Oliver Hildenbrand, Regional Chairman of the Alliance ‘90/The Greens, also took the opportunity to take a look into the world’s largest combination test chamber for fans. Fenkl, the man at the company’s helm, stated that the engineering objective was to achieve a noise level significantly below the threshold of human hearing: quieter, more energy-saving and resource-conserving. “This puts us fully in tune with your political party”, he declared to the senior politicians, accompanied by regional party officials.

Environment Minister Untersteller was already acquainted with Ziehl-Abegg as a technology leader from a number of previous occasions: at the award ceremony for the Baden-Württemberg Environment Technology Prize 2011, he had presented a prize for the Cpro fan on which steel was replaced by a composite plastic material and in 2013 he presented the award for ZAplus fan system – on both occasions the jury had placed special emphasis on the energy-saving feature. When presenting the most recent award the Minister also commended the gearless electric drive for city buses ("ZAwheel") on the podium, another product from Ziehl-Abegg.

The Environment Minister was impressed with the extensive variety of products and range of applications: including one device (the "ZArec") which feeds the braking energy generated by a moving elevator back to the power grid. This power feedback unit recently won an international award at the Euro-Lift trade fair.