Automotive motor and fan maker Ebm-Papst has opened a second US technical consultancy and sales operation called Ebm-Papst Automotive & Drives (EPAD USA) in Dearborn, Michigan.

Germany-based Ebm-Papst group specialises in air technology and drive engineering in a wide variety of industries with automotive a primary market. Its fan components are used in air conditioning, electronics cooling and seat ventilation while its motors are used as electronic servo drives.

"Founding our sales branch in the heart of the American automotive industry guarantees proximity to the major automakers and their system partners," said Thomas Lemm, managing director of EPAD USA.