Enercon owner Wobben hands ownership to foundation

ENERCON founder and owner Dr Aloys Wobben is going to transfer his shares of the company to the Aloys Wobben Foundation. This step is intended to preserve both the lifetime achievement of a trailblazer in the wind energy sector and the independence of the leading German wind power manufacturer in the long term. ENERCON made an according statement at its Aurich headquarters on Thursday, 26 April 2012. As a result, ENERCON’s corporate strategy will be permanently focussed on sustainability and a future-oriented outlook.

When asked for the reasons for establishing a foundation, which is set to take place in the near future, Dr Aloys Wobben stated that, “Securing the future of my company and its employees is something that is very near and dear to me.” This foundation will be the basis for a transition, at the same time maintaining ENERCON’s stability and keeping the continuity of its corporate strategy.

ENERCON is one of the world’s leading wind turbines manufacturers. With its market share of about 60 per cent based on installed power, ENERCON holds the top spot in Germany by a wide margin. Internationally, ENERCON is one of the five biggest players in the industry.

For almost 30 years ENERCON has been setting technological benchmarks in the wind energy sector. ENERCON was the first manufacturer to develop a gearless drive design, which today is the distinguishing feature of all ENERCON wind energy converters. Whether in rotor blade construction, open and closed loop control or grid management technologies, ENERCON leads the field with innovative solutions. Continuous research and development, a degree of vertical integration that is unparalleled in the industry, high quality standards, reliability and easy maintenance of its products, and customer-oriented service guarantee the company’s continued