The punker Group

Fan Wheels and Blowers made in Eckernförde and North Carolina

About punker

The punker Group develops, manufactures and markets metal radial blower wheels used in a wide range of industries, including HVAC, industrial applications such as compressor cooling, car washes and fume exhaust and dust collection, and the agricultural and food industries. The punker Group produces around 4 million metal fan wheels annually for more than 1,000 customers around the world. This makes punker the largest manufacturer of metal fan of this type in Europe.

The foundation of punker GmbH Apparatebau und Wärmetechnik on April 1, 1954 in Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein, by Hans Flensfeldt laid the foundation for the success story of the punker Group. Since then, punker has become the world's leading specialist and pioneer in the development and production of centrifugal fan wheels, cross-flow impellers and tangential fans made of metal. The high quality, sophisticated geometries, competent advice and high flexibility is due to the approximately 425 highly motivated employees of the punker group. Every employee is proud to be a part of it and is ready to continue this history successfully.

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The punker Group at a glance

  • Development of ventilation system solutions since 1954
  • 3 production sites:
    • in Eckernförde/Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)
    • in Lincolnton, NC (USA)
    • in Hot Springs, NC (USA)
  • a total of 30,000 m² production area with an extensive machine fleet
  • approx. 425 highly motivated and qualified employees
  • approx. 30 dedicated apprentices in various professions
  • over 70 million Euro sales volume p.a.
  • over 1,000 active customers worldwide
  • export: > 50%
  • investments in R&D, machinery and tools: approx. 5% of turnover


Get an overview of the 3 production sites of the punker Group.



punker is a member of the most important trade associations with the aim of actively shaping the future of ventilation technology.


Working at punker

punker offers a wide range of tasks in the technical and commercial field of activity. Find out more about your career opportunities with Europe's largest fan wheel manufacturer.


Sustainability & Environmental Management

At punker, we are fully commited to The Global Goals. Every business and every employee can make a vital contribution to creating a more peaceful, equitable and prosperous future. Learn more about the fields of action we are currently working on.


Corporate Video

Take a look behind the scenes of the largest blower wheel manufacturer in Europe in the punker corporate video.


Code of Conduct

Our core principles and guidelines provide a frame of reference for each of us.


A quality- and solution-oriented as well as resource-saving approach combined with a large portion of passion and commitment is a matter of course for us at punker - both in the development of new products and services as well as in the operation of production facilities and the design of our internal processes.


ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001

DIN EN 15085-2

Quality management system standard Environmental management system standard Welding of rolling stock and rolling stock parts    
Certification level CL1 according to EN 15085-2  
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