Some situations require new ways of thinking — and setting up the air conditioners on the roof of the ebm-papst location in Hagenmoos/St. Georgen was one of them. The factory hall is simply too large for conventional setup with a crane. They would have had to build an access road especially for the crane. Instead, they decided to transport the five air conditioners to the roof via helicopter.
Technical planners and plant engineers were commissioned with the technical planning of the air conditioning in the second construction phase. According to Andreas Gleichauf, head of house and building management at ebm-papst in St. Georgen, “Our specifications said that we could only use the most up-to-date, efficient products. For air conditioning, that means the EC fans from ebm-papst in Mulfingen. And, we wanted to use our own fans.” Laughing, he added, “After all, we’re all part of ebm-papst.” The decision to use air conditioner manufacturer NOVA Apparate GmbH from Donaueschingen was easy to make. The rooftop air conditioners satisfied all the requirements in the invitation to tender, and the headquarters 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) away from St. Georgen. “To us, it was also important to work with a manufacturer from the region,” said Gleichauf. NOVA is one of the most innovative equipment manufacturers in Germany, contributing over 50 years of experience to projects.