25 May 2015 | Online since 2003



5 February 2014|Finance,News,Renewables

Small turbine manufacturers Ampair completes Westwind acquision


Ampair, the Dorset-based wind turbine manufacturer, has completed its acquisition of Westwind, the Belfast-based wind turbine manufacturer. Ampair, with over 40-years' experience, is the UK’s oldest manufacturer of wind turbines.

The acquisition allows Ampair to boast the title of having the largest range of wind turbines of any small wind manufacturer in the world, offering a selection of wind turbines from 100W through to 20kW. These turbines are typically used on locations ranging from yachts to powering farms and houses.

Ampair’s managing director David Sharman said this morning “the completion of this deal puts Ampair in a very strong position for the future with business risk diversified against a wide portfolio of time-served turbine products, including three MCS-certified turbines.

"With a range of eight turbines we can always offer the customer the right turbine for their needs. We in the industry are all too familiar with the overnight collapse of manufacturers who rely on only one or two turbines or immature product.

"A particular strength of Ampair is the long term commitment to serving a global market and this reduces our exposure to short term local politics that can influence individual countries. As a result of this acquisition we hope Ampair will continue to grow and be delivering turbines to happy customers for at least another 40 years."

Ampair will continue to operate out of both its Dorset factory and also the former Westwind works in Antrim with minimal changes to staff.

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


2 May 2015
Territory Manager - Dairy and Beverage
Your tasks will include supporting existing and gaining new business sales in the Dairy and Beverage markets....

5 May 2015
GENERAL MANAGER
Develop your skills by preparing and serving a great range of delicious grills, spit roasts, farm assured chicken and fish......

7 May 2015
Herdsperson, Narberth, Wales
Accommodation off the farm is offered to go along with a competitive salary and every other weekend off. The farm runs to 650...

5 May 2015
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - Aberdeen, UK
This Electrical Technician role will involve servicing and maintenance of Turbines in Wind Farms around the Aberdeen, UK. Abo...

4 May 2015
Project Engineer
Due to recent contract awards they are now in the market for a number of Project Engineers to help deliver a number of high p...



Top stories you may have missed
15 May 2015 | Arable

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead is calling on the Europ...


15 May 2015 | Finance

As the country settles down following the turmoil of the general election, ...


14 May 2015 | Animal Health

New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that ...


13 May 2015 | Animal Health

A new publication to help farmers prevent sheep lameness and offer advice o...


12 May 2015 | Agri Safety

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is putting the spotlight on Liver fluke at next...


5 May 2015 | News

The UK is now third in the global rankings for utility-scale solar energy a...


29 April 2015 | Agri Safety

A recent Rural Watch demonstration and information event gave Farmers’ Unio...


24 April 2015 | Meat Processing

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season,...


15 April 2015 | Meat Processing

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders ...


9 April 2015 | Finance

The time has come for landlords to expect to see reductions in farm rents, ...