Leading Denmark-based supplier of composite parts for the wind power sector is doubling its site capacity in Poland to meet rising industry demand for more and ever bigger turbines.
Jupiter Bach of Køge has started expanding its Polish plant, strategically located at Police, in the far north west of the country, by 6,000m2. A new production hall began taking shape this summer on site and the extension is set to be complete in early November this year.
The firm, formed by a recent merger of two Danish wind energy firms, Jupiter and Bach, is now a world leader in the design and manufacture of wind turbine nacelle and spinner covers.
Jupiter Bach intends to serve its growing on and offshore wind power customer base in Europe from its enlarged base in Poland. It has already begun taking new orders for the Police facility for 2018, it said.
The merged company, now with 90,000m2 of manufacturing and assembly space worldwide, operates a total of 10 production plants in Lithuania, Poland, Spain, China and the US as well as in Denmark. It now employs a 1,200 strong workforce worldwide.
The merger of the Danish businesses, Jupiter Group and BACH Composite Industry, completed early this year, was led by investment Verdane Capital Advisors who acquired Jupiter Group in May 2016. The BACH Composite majority shareholder, BWB Partners has remained a minority shareholder in the merged group.
Union of the renewable energy part makers has provided the combined business with volume leading to valuable economies of scale, according to Jupiter Bach.
It described early group results in 2017 as “stunning” following the merger with 6,500 MW of nacelle units produced and sold in the first half of this year. The overall picture is said to be bright with new projects in Asia “coming on strong”, according to Jupiter Bach.