ZIEHL-ABEGG AUTOMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG
ZIEHL-ABEGG (Kuenzelsau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) is one of the leading global companies in the field of ventilation and drive technology and associated control systems. Back in the Fifties, ZIEHL-ABEGG established the basis for modern fan drives: external rotor motors which even today are still seen as state-of-the-art worldwide. Another area of business is electric motors which provide the power, for example, for elevators, medical applications (computer tomography equipment) or deep-sea underwater vehicles.
To do justice to the significance of e-mobility, in late 2011 ZIEHL-ABEGG founded the company ZIEHL-ABEGG Automotive, which has its head office in Kupferzell. ZIEHL-ABEGG is focussing its core competencies in the area of in wheel hub drives, axle drives and generators to provide the commercial vehicle industry with advanced solutions. The ZAwheel® axle drive train is the most efficient and most silent existing solution on the market.
The high-tech company has an impressive innovative capability. ZIEHL-ABEGG employs 2,000 personnel in its production plants in Southern Germany. The company has a global workforce of 3,550 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. Turnover in 2016 totalled 482 million euros, with exports accounting for three quarters of the figure.
Emil Ziehl founded the company in Berlin in 1910 as a manufacturer of 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 instead is family-owned.