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This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Two European HVAC manufacturers, ebm-papst and Belimo have accelerated investment in digital solutions and strategic partnerships with startups to enable rapid technology transfer for data-driven connected, energy efficient and healthy buildings. The ebm-papst group, headquartered in Mulfingen, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors for a diverse range of applications in almost all industries, including ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, household appliances, heating, automotive and drive engineering. In fiscal year 2019/20, they generated revenues of 2.18 billion euros. The group founded ebm-papst neo GmbH & Co. KG in April 2020, to develop digital solutions to improve the energy balance and air quality in buildings or for intelligent data analysis. Over the past two years, neo has been developing an IoT enabled, high-performance building fan, capable of delivering a wealth of data to advanced building systems. ebm-papst neo has invested in […]

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