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The Switch, a Finnish supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, has announced a new partnership that the company claims will eventually result in "bigger and better wind turbines."

The Switch will enter into a strategic cooperation agreement with YASKAWA Electric Corp., a Japan-based manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters and industrial robots. By combining forces, the two companies plan to leverage each other’s technology experience, expand their product range 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 Jukka-Pekka Makinen, president and CEO of The Switch.




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