Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced that it has completed the training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the industry.
APQP4Wind is a new wind industry standard designed to enable wind energy OEMs and component manufacturers to strengthen their cooperation with regards to quality assurance processes. It is also instrumental in establishing the common mindset and terminology needed in the industry to work collaboratively on these issues.
As an excellence-driven converter manufacturer, Ingeteam voluntarily sought compliance with the demanding, requirements and welcomes the quality standardization for the wind sector. Fulfilling the requirements of APQP4Wind implies that the standards will be fully complied with throughout the designing and manufacturing processes, so this is well aligned with Ingeteam and its partners’ processes.
“Innovation is no longer just about technology. It is also about continuously finding new, more effective processes to deliver higher quality and increased customer satisfaction,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “It is no accident that Ingeteam adopted APQP4Wind without actually being required to do so. Our company culture is innovative by design, which is why we have always been able to anticipate on our customers’ needs.”
The APQP4Wind project was initiated in 2016 by the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA), after the trade body recognized the importance of establishing quality processes standards for the wind industry. DWIA enlisted the support of key OEMs like Vestas and Siemens Gamesa to contribute to the development of these new quality standards. The training program that Ingeteam just completed has been developed in cooperation with DNV GL and Bureau Veritas, who have both been certified as official APQP4Wind training providers.
“The APQP4Wind program will be instrumental in bringing diverse quality processes across the wind industry much closer to one another,” said Jens Peter Høiseth, Regional Director, DNV GL Business Assurance. “It is great to see that leading component manufacturers like Ingeteam have quickly recognized the importance of this endeavor. We hope that they will inspire many other wind businesses within the supply chain to follow their example.”
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