Within the Energy segment we mainly supply parts to the wind turbine industry. We supply directly to a number of global wind turbine manufacturers and to “Tier 1” suppliers to the industry.
There is some overlap between the energy and hydraulic segments, since we deliver a large amount of manifolds and housings to the “Tier 1” suppliers of hydraulic systems for wind turbines.
For the energy business, our ability to purchase on a global scale and to offer highly efficient manufacturing systems for these semi-complex parts is our significant competitive advantage.
Our ability to handle many different processes for medium sized series at a high-tech level contributes to this. Even in a very competitive segment like this, KP is able to compete with suppliers from traditional “low cost” countries.