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Collaboration with The Switch Engineering Corporation in the Wind Turbine Business Field

NewsOct 02, 2013

 Aiming to expand its product portfolio and sales network in the wind turbine component field in order to achieve the goals set forth in its long term plan “Vision 2015”, Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Representative Director, Chairman and President, Junji Tsuda) has signed a collaboration agreement with The Switch Engineering Corporation (The Switch), a Finnish supplier of components for wind turbines, allowing the companies to distribute each other’s wind turbine generators and converters through their respective sales networks.


 The Switch is a company that has so far provided wind turbine equipment (generators and converters) with an estimated total capacity 6.5GW, and aims to become the leading supplier in the growing European off-shore wind turbine market by expanding its product portfolio with Yaskawa’s medium voltage converter products (3000V and higher).


 On the other hand Yaskawa is not only seeking to develop the European market by offering its products through The Switch’s sales network, but will also distribute The Switch’s products for wind turbines in the Japanese market, therefore being able to provide component solutions for wind turbines of any capacity in Japan.
Both companies are looking forward to providing their customers with the best component solutions by utilizing the products and technological strengths and advantages of both parties in the wind turbine field.


The Switch Company Profile
Company Name :The Switch Engineering Corporation
Location     :Vantaa, Finland
CEO        :Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen
Business     :Development, manufacturing and sales of energy efficient solutions for renewable energy systems, especially components for wind turbines (generators and converters).


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YASKAWA Electric Corporation