Sales at the fan and motor manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg grew in 2016 to 482 million Euros (previous year: 447 million Euros). New products and improved logistics facilitated the growth. The increase in sales is largely attributable to new products. The radial fan Cpro, first unveiled six years ago, has reported a nearly 50 percent rise. Demand for the compact fan unit ZAplus, which has been on the market for five years, was up by 56 percent. And the most recent fan ZAbluefin got off to a good start. Conventional motors also did well: the energysaving ECblue motors were the key drivers of success. Sales of the current control device for elevator drives (ZAdyn4) were also 47 percent higher.
The number of employees at Ziehl-Abegg has risen to more than 3550 (previous year: 3450).