New name for engineering excellence: REpower becomes Senvion
PUNE, India, and HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group - the world's fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines - will change its name in 2014: thereafter the company will be called Senvion.
REpower has been using its name under licence since 2001. The rights belong to a Swiss company that is now using this name itself. Therefore the external corporate design will be gradually changed.
The Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer will thereafter identify itself using the new brand image worldwide. Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said: "This is an important development for us. In addition to having unique products and services, we will also be the only company with this name. Senvion may be associated with 'innovation', 'energy' and 'wind', and this underlines our focus on renewable energies. As Senvion we will continue along our path as a strong brand and remain an innovative company in the wind energy industry."
The transition to the new corporate design will take place in the New Year. The company will present its future brand image after entry in the commercial register. Only then will the changeover become official. The announcement of the new name was agreed for 2013 with the licensor.
REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location - with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 126 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the REpower TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal, India and China. With more than 3,300 employees worldwide, the company - headquartered in Hamburg - makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,000 wind turbines around the world. REpower is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada.
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and marketshare, at the end of 2012. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 22,500 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 30 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios - ranging from sub-megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world's largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW - with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group - headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India - comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com
Source: *BTM Consult ApS - A part of Navigant Consulting - World Market Update 2012.
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