On August 29th, Danish company, Niebuhr Gears, opened its China factory in Wuqing Development Area, Tianjin.
Niebuhr Gears was founded in 1972 by Frank Niebuhr, and for more than 30 years the company has been supplying gear wheels, especially yaw rings, to the wind energy industry. Niebuhr is official supplier to wind turbine manufacturers Vestas and Siemens Wind Power. Today, Niebuhr is run by the founder’s two sons, Rasmus Niebuhr and Søren Niebuhr. The company’s headquarters are located in Ikast, Denmark, and employs roughly 100 people.
Niebuhr Gears made the decision to come to China in 2009. After one year’s preparation and with financial support from IFU (the Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries), Niebuhr Gears (Tianjin) is now ready to produce and supply their customers in China.
The Deputy Head of Mission at the Danish Embassy in China, Søren Jacobsen, participated in the opening ceremony in Tianjin this Sunday. “Denmark is a world leader within wind industry – for on shore turbines, but maybe even more within off shore turbines, which is about to take off here in China. I am very delighted to see that Danish companies understand how to be a part of the impressive development of China,” Mr. Jacobsen said in his opening speech.
The guests at the ceremony also included the Mayor of Wuqing District, management from Wuqing Development Area, Chief representative of IFU Beijing, representatives from Vestas and other Danish wind companies as well as representatives from Chinese wind turbine manufactures. H.R.H. Prince Consort Henrik sent a personal message by a video clip congratulating Niebuhr Gears on the factory opening in China.