punker welcomes new CEO

Mathias Wolpiansky new CEO of the punker Group

Fresh spirit for Europe’s leading manufacturer of metal radial fan wheels

On January 1, 2022, Mathias Wolpiansky took over the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the punker Group from Dr. Henning Bähren.

After studying at the TH Bingen (Dipl.-Ing. Wirtschaftsingenieur) and the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (MBA), Mathias Wolpiansky successfully built up business units at Oerlikon-Balzers and Jenoptik respectively. Most recently, he was managing director of DMG MORI Additive GmbH, which is part of the DMG Mori Group, the world market leader for machine tools.

punker has been part of many solutions worldwide for decades and is always at the heart of the developments. I would like to build on this with the entire team. Our ambition: punker is the first partner for our customers. That’s how we move the best.

Mathias Wolpiansky
CEO punker Group

Certified Environmental Management at punker

Certified Environmental Management at punker


punker GmbH is now certified according to the DIN EN ISO 14001 standard and can prove with the corresponding certificate and seal how important the protection of the environment is to us.

Certification according to the DIN EN ISO 14001 standard requires that a company obtains a comprehensive understanding of its environmental impact and attempts to continuously minimize it. During two visits in September and November 2021, we were able to convince the auditors from TÜV NORD that we meet these requirements.

The “environmental team” of punker GmbH led by our environmental management officer Martin Brunkert continuously analyzes which options we have to further increase the efficiency of our processes in order to ultimately reduce the CO2 footprint of our fan wheels.

NEW: Xcarwash – Fan Wheel for Car Wash Systems

Xcarwash – The new fan wheel for car wash systems by punker

For carwash manufacturers who want to offer their customers a product with low operating costs, punker offers Xcarwash, a fan impeller that can significantly increase the energy efficiency of the system.

The low-noise fan wheel helps to achieve a high flow rate in the dryer nozzles and thus an optimum drying result. At the same time, power consumption remains low in the main operating mode.

You can find all information about Xcarwash on the product page

Blower Kit Xagri: 8″ Model now available

Xagri 8″: blower kit for agricultural machinery now available as 8″ model

Xagri is designed specifically for the agriculture industry and performs with high pressure air flow in a compact size. This blower kit is suited for use in applications like

  • pneumatic seeding machines,
  • combine harvesters,
  • orchard and vineyard sprayers, and
  • potato harvesters.

It offers high total pressure, a large dynamic pressure proportion, and low tonality.

Read more…

Case Study: Fast Lane Projects

Case Study: Fast Lane Projects | Fan Impellers for In-Store Baking Ovens

Our long-standing customer contacted us because one of their suppliers had to temporarily close its plant due to the dramatic effects of the Corona pandemic and was therefore no longer able to supply a certain series of fan wheels for in-store baking ovens.

The customer asked punker to take over the demand at short notice in order to be able to avert impending production and delivery failures. Although punker has never manufactured fan wheels of this particular series before, we were able to supply ~ 500 spot-welded fan wheels within 4 weeks of an inquiry, thus ensuring the continuation of production at the customer.

The complete case study can be found here: Fast Lane Projects | Fan Impellers for In-Store Baking Ovens

Case Study: Cross Flow for Mobile Climate Control

Case Study: Cleva Technologies | Cross Flow Wheels for Mobile Climate Control

Cleva Technologies is a multi-faceted engineering and consulting firm, committed to combining art and innovation to create advanced technology solutions to several different markets. punker supported Cleva’s efforts to revolutionize the mobile climate control market by supplying cross flow wheels and optimizing the overall system design. Results achieved include a 10 decibel quieter operation at same air flow, combined cooling, heating, and oscillating, and increase units per shipping palette.

The complete case study can be found here: Cleva Technologies | Mobile Climate Control

AHR Expo 2020

AHR Expo 2020

International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition

Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Visit us at booth #4761

punker presents the D-Series. The D-Series provides solutions for each and every challenge of your unhoused HVAC-application.

The D-Series’ models are avaiable in up to 12 sizes from 225 to 1,000 mm diameter and one fixed width; with taperlock hubs or individual pitch circle diameter (PCD). The D-Series is compatible with various AC-/EC-motors and 50/60 HZ power frequency. The corresponding inlet cone ED 11 is equipped with blind rivet nuts for pressure tapping.

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

New Product Nomenclature

New Product Nomenclature

We would like to inform you that in the course of adding two new fan wheel models to our product portfolio, we have developed a descriptive nomenclature for standardized product families such as the D-Series and the S-Series. This way, you will immediately recognize the characteristic features that distinguish each model.

Agritechnica 2019

punker is exhibiting for the first time at Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, in Hannover (Germany). Visit us from 10th to 16th November 2019 in the Systems & Components Hall 16, booth C47.

For decades punker has been supplying ventilation solutions for agricultural machinery and equipment such as:

  • pneumatic seed drills
  • grain dryer
  • grain cleaner
  • silo ventilation and air conditioning
  • crop protection sprayers
  • stable ventilation and air conditioning
  • harvest separators
  • air compressors
  • barn ventilation

An overview of our fan wheels and blowers for the agricultural industry can be found here:


To help you plan your visit to our booth, we have prepared an overview of which punker representatives will attend Agritechnica 2019.

  Frank Bergmann
  Area Sales Manager
  Fabian Hunke
  Application Engineer
  Joachim Hylla
  Application Engineer
  Jan Hinz
  Area Sales Manager
  Thies Schladetsch
  Product Designer
  Dmitry Vysotski
  Area Sales Manager
  Jannik Pick
  Inside Sales
  Frederike Yilmaz
  Head of Marketing 


Use the contact form below to schedule a meeting with our staff at the Agritechnica:

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punker wins renowned Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Award

punker wins MX Award as “Best SME” (c) MX Award

Eckernförde, 09. November 2018. punker GmbH from Eckernförde in Schleswig-Holstein was awarded the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Award 2018 in the category of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on November 9, 2018 at a conference of the Manufacturing Excellence Network under the topic “Create the Digital Change together” in the Berlin Water Tower. punker was able to assert itself against strong competitors from all over Germany and convince particularly in the evaluation categories product innovation, information technology as well as management culture/employee integration.

„Winning the MX Award – at the first attempt – is an achievement for the entire punker team,” says Dr. Henning Bähren, Managing Director of punker.

punker took part in the MX Award to find out where the company, after more than 5 years of change in the direction of lean&smart, stands in the benchmark with top industrial companies in Germany and, above all, in which business areas there is further potential for improvement. The detailed feedback of the jury showed potentials and gave valuable hints on how e.g. the production control on site on the shop floor can be made more transparent and thus more efficient.

Über die punker GmbH:

punker develops, produces and sells metal radial fan impellers which are used in many industries, such as air conditioning, household appliances, industrial applications such as compressors, car washes as well as in the agricultural and food industries. punker has been at home in Eckernförde for over 60 years, produces around 4 million metal fan impellers annually for over 1,000 customers all over the world and is thus the largest manufacturer in this sector in Europe.

About the Manufacturing Excellence Award:

The guiding principle of Manufacturing Excellence is: “Recognizing strengths – setting standards”. The MX Award has been announced annually since 2005 and is a respected benchmark competition in the industry. The formulated claim is to be the leading network for the exchange of best practices in German-speaking countries. The primary goal of Manufacturing Excellence is to promote cross-industry collaboration to create a communication network for experts from science and practice. Innovative and creative solutions should not only strengthen international competitiveness in the long term, but also Germany as a location for business in a holistic way.
The MX Award is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Further information can be found at www.manufacturing-excellence.de