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Moventas to establish a subsidiary in Australia

Finland-based wind turbine gear and industrial gear manufacturer Moventas establishes a subsidiary in Australia. Australia has an impressive footprint in heavy industries. Mining and minerals processing, fiber & paper, sugar and coal industries are all globally important. Also the demand for wind power is in rapid growth.

- Moventas has a large installed base and long lasting customer relations especially on the industrial gear side in Australia. This step gives us capability to locally support our customers both technically and commercially and provides good opportunity for us to expand our service business network. The outlook for wind power is good as well, which makes the country even more attractive to us, says Olli Välimäki , Senior Vice President for Moventas service division.

The new company in Australia, Moventas Australia Pty Ltd, will serve as a sales contact for both service and capital sales customers. At the moment Moventas is exploring alternatives to manage comprehensive gear service.

Olli Välimäki estimates that the Australian office will be in operation in the fall 2010.

- The outlook in Australia is promising and the local presence will help us in realizing it. Taking service close to our customers is a logical move. For Moventas it is also a strategic investment in enhancing capital sales to local customer base.

More information:

Olli Välimäki , Moventas Oy, Senior Vice President, Service
+358 40 755 5229, olli.valimaki@moventas.com

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.