Gaia expands into US and European markets
Gaia-Wind Ltd, the UK leading small wind turbine manufacturer based in Glasgow, yesterday set out an international expansion programme including:
- A record export order to supply TALCO Electronics in the US with up to 50 of the unique large bladed Gaia-Wind 133-11 kW turbines
- Opening an office in Milan and the appointment of two dealers for Italy
- The erection of the first Gaia-Wind turbine in France and the appointment of two French distribution partners
- Strengthening of the established Denmark office with the appointment of a European Operations Manager
The US order is worth almost £1.5m and comes after the turbines helped Gaia-Wind sweep the board in the annual survey of US small wind turbine industry professionals. The company beat off opposition from the States as well as further afield to win the order which will more than double their sales in this market.
TALCO Electronics is the leader in the US distributed wind industry. The US-based company has substantially increased their footprint in the US small wind arena, nearly doubling their distribution facility and increasing their workforce to accommodate the higher volume brought on by an increased demand for distributed wind.