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23.04.2020 Passion for turbine service brings people together - Deutsche Windtechnik acquires 100 per cent of GFW

The name Fuhrländer is well known in the wind industry. Before Jürgen Fuhrländer switched to the service sector as managing director of GFW Gesellschaft für Windenergieanlagen, he and his brother Joachim had built up the Fuhrländer Company to manufacture wind turbines, and he was the head of engineering there for a long time. On 01.01.2020, GFW became a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik.

Mr Fuhrländer, why did you sell your company? Isn’t it best to be your own boss?

If you are used to building up, managing and watching a company grow, you are of course always your own boss. But there is always more to it than that, and you have to be able to find new ways to improve and deliver your services. In Deutsche Windtechnik I have found a partner that is still very customer-oriented, despite its considerable size. The company understands the requirements for employees and knows that good service must be backep up by people with many years of experience. I feel very comfortable with my new position and the company situation!   

In which areas will there be particularly close cooperation?

GFW’s main focus is on standard turbine service, repair orders and expert services with our own engineering office. But troubleshooting, sales of parts and innovative engineering are also part of our work. Our technological focus on Fuhrländer, Senvion and Nordex optimally complements the portfolio and multi-brand expertise of Deutsche Windtechnik. This will enable us to combine our capacities and bolster ourselves for international growth.   

Will there be changes for GFW’s customers?

The name GFW will be retained for the time being and existing contracts will continue to run normally. In terms of service quality, we expect many positive effects for both sides. GFW now has access to many new resources, but it will also do its part, for example in the areas of spare parts management, engineering or the expansion of the service network. Overall, a win-win situation for all parties involved.