The Switch in Yaskawa pact

Finnish wind-power technology specialist The Switch will enter a co-operation agreement with Japan’s Yaskawa Electric.

The Switch said the two will work together in the areas of high-power motors, generators and converters.

Yaskawa is a global supplier of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots.

The deal will help the two partners to expand their product ranges and strengthen their market positions in Europe and Japan, eventually facilitating “bigger and better wind turbines”.

The Switch CEO Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen said: “With strong expertise in medium voltage technology, Yaskawa is an ideal partner for The Switch to complement our present product offering.”