German wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON signed an agreement to acquire shares in Dutch wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey. With this strategic investment ENERCON strengthens its portfolio in onshore wind turbines in all wind classes.
For now Lagerwey will continue to operate as a stand-alone company with its own brand and organisation but will closely cooperate with ENERCON in areas where synergies can be realized. Being part of the ENERCON organisation enables Lagerwey to benefit from ENERCON’s scale in purchasing, production and global sales network.
Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director ENERCON: “This strategic partnership with Lagerwey is a great opportunity to strengthen our market position by enlarging the portfolio with further competitive and reliable wind turbines. We see Lagerwey as an ideal technological partner with an experienced and competent team.”
Huib Morelisse, CEO of Lagerwey: “The investment by ENERCON, world leader in direct drive wind turbine technology, in our company is an acknowledgement of our advanced level of technology and the innovative capabilities of our team. Becoming part of the ENERCON organisation and ENERCONs strong market position means that the Lagerwey technology can be leveraged.”
ENERCON is a leading international wind turbine manufacturer based in Aurich, Germany. The company was founded in 1984 by Dr Aloys Wobben and operates in more than 30 countries. As technology and quality leader, ENERCON is known for its innovative gearless drive concept and for having the most extensive patent portfolio in the industry. In addition, ENERCON is a system supplier for renewable energies and supports its customers in overcoming the energy challenges of the future. ENERCON has installed over 28,000 wind energy converters to date, with a combined power generation capacity of more than 47 gigawatts. www.enercon.de/en
Lagerwey is a Dutch designer and manufacturer of direct drive wind turbines. Lagerwey stands for quality and simplicity and aims to further reduce the cost of wind energy. The company has been delivering sustainable wind energy since 1979. www.lagerwey.com
21 December 2017 Aurich
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