The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and YASKAWA Electric Corporation (YASKAWA), a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, announced they will enter into a strategic cooperation on high-power motors, generators and converters. By combining forces, the two companies plan to leverage each other’s technology expertise, expand their product range and to strengthen their market positions in Europe and Japan. This cooperation will result in a more complete offering in product packages and eventually in bigger and better wind turbines.
“With strong expertise in medium voltage technology, YASKAWA is an ideal partner for The Switch to complement our present product offering. This cooperation will provide us with a solid foundation to serve our old and new customers in wind power and other applications, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Japan,” says President and CEO of The Switch Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen."