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The Switch and Yaskawa form to expand product range

The Switch, a supplier of permanent magnet generator and full-power converters for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, have entered into a strategic cooperation to expand their product ranges covering motors, generators and converters.

The companies also plan to leverage each other’s technology expertise and strengthen their market positions in Europe and Japan. 

“With strong expertise in medium voltage technology, Yaskawa is an ideal partner for The Switch to complement our present product offering. This cooperation will provide us with a solid foundation to serve our old and new customers in wind power and other applications, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Japan,” says president and CEO of The Switch, Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen.

“The Switch‘s proven capability in megawatt-class power generation in the European wind market and its wide product portfolio will greatly benefit Yaskawa in our commitment to develop our product range, to expand our existing customer base in Japan and to win more market share in Europe,” adds Hiroyuki Ougi, Corporate Senior Vice President of Yaskawa.


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