ZF Friedrichshafen AG has expanded its wind power services by becoming an authorized repair center for all legacy models of Hansen Transmissions in wind turbines. To support OEM and owner-operator turbine service across North America, the repair facility, in Vernon Hills, Ill., has received approval to expand wind services, including load testing, material handling, and manpower. In June, 2011 the State of Illinois awarded ZF Services $1.6 million to support the expansion.
“The Hansen line is a great opportunity to better serve customers with more flexibility,” said Scott Gardiner, Director of Wind Services NA, ZF. “With the addition of Hansen, ZF can now serve all major global markets in North America, Europe, and Asia with a product range that covers the entire megawatt spectrum.”
ZF completed the acquisition of all remaining shares of Hansen Transmissions International in November 2011. In 2010, the Group achieved a sales figure of €12.9 billion with about 70,000 employees. To continue success, the company annually invests about 5% of its sales (2010: € 646 million) in R&D
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