Global presence and local excellence with a global technology partner
The outlook for wind power is strong, despite the pressures facing the industry right now. The global wind industry has passed the landmark figure of one terawatt (TW) of global installed capacity. It has taken more than 40 years to reach this milestone, but data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) indicate that with the wind industry continually gaining momentum, the next TW will take less than 7 years to install.
Inflationary pressures and rising costs have tempered instincts to invest in new manufacturing without certainty and visibility around future wind volumes. This has led turbine manufacturers (OEMs) to increase their reliance on supply chain partners with global footprints, including servicing operations.
They also require component suppliers to work with them to come up with products and innovations that address challenges to deliver the energy transition.
Ingeteam believes this can be achieved through customer engagement to establish long-term partnerships with OEMs, using its technological expertise to deliver high-quality products and also supporting them closely in their key markets with regional after-sales services.
Technological innovation to enable the energy transition
Technological innovation is a key factor in Ingeteam’s operations and is the driving force behind its growth, development and leadership. Its products and solutions are as custom-made as needed. Its global presence provides its customers the flexibility of sourcing components and building products locally, or rapidly shifting production to other locations as demand or regulations change.
The company is a complete solutions provider, adding value at every stage. Being the #1 independent supplier of wind power converters and a world-leading wind generator partner, Ingeteam can help manage the full product life cycle and is committed to providing high-quality and reliable products and solutions for wind turbines up to 18 MW for onshore and offshore applications.
With its services and aftermarket solutions, it can also help improve wind turbine performance, reduce O&M costs and extend the fleet’s lifetime.
Lean manufacturing practices to help reduce costs
The company is headquartered in Spain and operates from 5 state-of-the-art manufacturing locations on 4 continents with a global workforce of approximately 5,000. Its footprint runs from Europe to Asia and North and South America, offering both local and global capabilities, and delivering reliable and flexible solutions and services while scaling as efficiently and sustainably as possible.
At its sites, the company prioritizes continuous improvement and regulatory compliance. It uses top-notch advanced manufacturing tools, processes, and methodologies. Moreover, a multi-product manufacturing process and the Zero Defects Methodology, supported by the APQP4Wind methodology boost efficiency, agility, and time-to-market.
Its products and solutions are custom-made to enhance reliability, both technically and from a manufacturing standpoint. This guarantees the most optimized LCoE throughout the product’s lifecycle.
Ingeteam is also committed to minimizing any negative impact that its operations could cause on the environment because ensuring sustainability is at the core of its DNA. Its contribution to the decarbonization of society and energy transformation towards an increasingly electrified society is the basis of the company.
As markets continue to evolve, the need for global services and aftermarket solutions is more important than ever. Ingeteam partners with customers to create a competitive and sustainable advantage by optimizing the product value chain and lifecycle.
Meeting customers’ needs to ensure their success
Ingeteam actively listens to its customers to deeply understand their needs and deliver the unique solutions that ensure their success.
The company is flexible in designs and R&D solutions, operations, different business models or additional value-added services.
With 25 years in the industry, Ingeteam has established close relationships with customers, often participating in the early-stage development of new designs and using its experience to give feedback to customers on products, topologies and market requirements.
An advantage of maintaining a diversified product portfolio is that the company can support its customers’ more complex requirements. As renewable growth continues, hybridizing different technologies and resources is becoming more common. This is done to maximize grid connection capacities, optimize battery storage solutions, harness the complementary profiles of wind and solar for integrating more renewable output into grids, and increasingly, to use renewable electricity for hydrogen production.
Investing in R&D and nurturing innovative thinking to stay ahead
Research, development and innovation play a fundamental role in the company and that’s why more than 400 people are dedicated to R&D. The economic investment that the company allocates to this area exceeds 5% of annual turnover.
Ingeteam has a business unit and a technology centre dedicated to long-term research, with a team that explores new applications and new markets for Ingeteam technology from a cross-sectoral perspective.
Additionally, the company currently has 7 testing laboratories to test all new developments for its subsequent application in the various sectors in which it operates.
Ingeteam also has a pioneering laboratory, a benchmark in the wind industry, which combines large electrical machines with converters. The company continues to invest heavily in R&D, and will soon begin the construction of a new, high-power laboratory to accommodate future new developments.
All of this makes it today the world’s number one independent supplier for the wind industry, standing out for its industrial capacity strategically distributed in different countries globally to provide service to multiple projects. With a firm commitment to sustainability and innovation, Ingeteam continues to pioneer the development of technology to generate clean and renewable energy.
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With over 78 GW of installed wind energy capacity worldwide, Ingeteam is a world-leading independent solution provider for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), utilities and asset owners in the wind energy sector. Its products and solutions are as custom-made as you need them to be. Each helps to enable the fast-moving clean energy sector.
Ingeteam is committed to providing high-quality and reliable power converters, Indar generators, control cabinets, SCADA systems, overhaul projects, Ingeteam spare parts, repairs and technical support, as well as multibrand repair and refurbishment services for onshore and offshore wind turbines up to 18 MW.
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