The world’s most global wind turbine manufacturers are Danish
07 January 2014
According to the Danish Wind Industry Association, Vestas and Siemens Wind Power are the world’s most global wind turbine manufacturers. And Danish suppliers and subcontractors are also following suit.
Danish wind turbine manufacturers, Vestas and Siemens Wind Power, rank as the companies least dependent on their domestic market. According to the Danish Wind Industry Association, the Danish market accounted for approximately 1% of sales for Vestas and 3% of sales for Siemens Wind Power in 2012.
-That Denmark is home to two of the world’s most globalised manufacturers of wind turbines bears witness to the fact that we as an industrial and developed nation possess some truly unique competences, which are valued by companies and sustain a business area of global importance, says Jan Hylleberg, CEO of the Danish Wind Industry Association.
A global stronghold benefits Danish suppliers and subcontractors
This strong global focus has created good opportunities for Danish subcontractors and suppliers, which have followed the globalised trend and gained experience in markets outside of Denmark for many years. This has put Danish suppliers and subcontractors in a strong position in the global market:
-Danish wind industry suppliers and subcontractors are probably the most global as well. When we see a rise in manufacturers moving to unfamiliar territory in the world market, it means that Danish suppliers are able to offer tried and internationally accepted components, services and consultancy, based on many years of documented experience, says Jan Hylleberg.