Winergy: the market leader right from the start

Our company developed out of the successful wind-energy business unit of A. Fried. Flender AG. In 2001, Winergy was established to satisfy the booming global demand for wind-turbine drive systems, and we have been a key global player ever since.

Milestones in the Winergy story

1981
Beginning of the development of gearboxes for wind turbines

1984
Beginning of the serial delivery of approximately 5,000 gearboxes for U.S. wind-farm projects

1991
Delivery of the first gearbox with a power rating of one megawatt
Launch of the first offshore wind farm with Winergy components

2000
Commissioning of the new assembly plant in Voerde-Friedrichsfeld

2001
Foundation of Winergy AG
Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Corp. in Elgin, Illinois, and startup of production in the U.S.

2003
First five-megawatt prototype
Commissioning of six-megawatt test bench
Implementation of test laboratory -40/+40 C

2004
Commissioning of the 7.5-megawatt test bench

2005
Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Ltd. in Chennai, India: production begins in India Commissioning of five-megawatt generator test bench

2006
Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Ltd. in Tianjin, China, and startup of production in China
Commissioning of two 3.5-megawatt test benches, one each in Elgin and Tianjin

2007
Commissioning of most powerful test bench worldwide with a power capacity of 14 megawatts

2008
Significant extension of global assembly capacities
6.5-megawatt gearbox prototype
Foundation of Winergy's R&D Center in Aachen

2009
First installation of Condition Diagnostics System
Commissioning of new plant in Elgin, Illinois
50 gigawatt installed base worldwide

2010
Introduction of Multi Duored gearbox

2011 
Introduction of Hybrid Drive

2012
70,000 gear boxes globlally installed