Ampair, the Dorset-based wind turbine manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Westwind, the Belfast-based wind turbine manufacturer. Ampair, with over 40-years’ experience, is the UK’s oldest manufacturer of wind turbines. Westwind relocated from Australia to the UK several years ago and now offers the widest range of MCS certified turbines of any manufacturer.
Ampair’s managing director David Sharman said “this acquisition immediately enables us to offer a wind turbine solution from 100W through to 20kW, which is a unique position and which will be to the benefit of our worldwide client base. Ampair’s smaller turbines and Westwind’s larger MCS-certified turbines neatly span the full range”. Andrew Graham, managing director of Westwind said “This is an important step for both companies. We have long been impressed by Ampair and it became clear that they were the natural partner for us with their strong engineering and worldwide sales”.
Staff of both companies have been kept informed and operations will continue at both sites. This announcement is being made so that suppliers and customers can be kept informed. With immediate effect Ampair/Westwind turbines are available; from the smallest 100W-600W units for powering scientific equipment and yachts, through 5kW and 10kW turbines for householders, to the larger 20kW turbines of interest to farmers, small businesses, telecoms applications and off-grid communities.