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Moventas outsources its pre-machining unit to Komas Oy

Wind and industrial gear manufacturer and service provider Moventas has signed an agreement with Komas Oy concerning the sale of its separate pre-machining unit in Jyväskylä.

Moventas outsources its wind gear business related pre-machining unit. The Jyväskylä-based operations, separate from the company's wind gear factories, has today been sold entirely to a engineering industry system supplier, Komas Oy, in Jyväskylä. 

The pre-machining unit staff, included in the Moventas cooperation negotiations that ended on October 13,  2010, will transfer to Komas as continuing employees as part of the sale. The tooling unit employs 22 people.

In the future, Moventas will maintain the main functions of wind gear production in Jyväskylä: R&D, key component manufacturing for the global manufacturing network and gear manufacturing for the European market as a whole. Moventas has strongly invested in these functions in the recent years, and the Jyväskylä factories are very competitive.

Additionally, assembly and testing will be started in North America and Asia, where long term estimates predict the strongest growth of wind power production. Moventas recently announced that it will open a wind gear assembly line in Portland, USA.

Further information:

Jukka Jäämaa, Moventas Oy, tel. + 358 50 526 7665 / jukka.jaamaa@moventas.com / Jukka-Pekka Nikula, Komas Oy, tel. +358 50 539 9378 / jukka-pekka.nikula@komas.fi.

About Moventas

Moventas is a wind gearbox technology expert and service provider. Moventas’ technology strives for lowering the cost of energy across the lifecycle of wind energy generation, from superior gearbox design and manufacture to extensive multi-brand service for 20 different turbine brands' gearboxes globally.