ENERCON began its road to economical/ecological success when graduate engineer Aloys Wobben founded the company in 1984. A small team of engineers developed the first E-15/16 wind turbine with a rated power of 55 kW. In the beginning ENERCON systems still featured gearboxes. The changeover to gearless technology was made in 1992 with the first ENERCON E-40/500 kW. The innovative drive system with few rotating components enables almost frictionfree energy flow. The performance and reliability of this system is exemplary. Mechanical stress, operating costs and maintenance costs are reduced, and the service life of the systems is increased.
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'Energy for the world'
Inspired by the guiding principle of company founder Aloys Wobben, this vision shapes ENERCON’s development and the way the company thinks and acts to this day. We assume responsibility for creating sustainable, pioneering and future-proof renewable energy generation and supply concepts. Our aim is that our sustainable solutions will make a significant contribution to the growing global energy demand.
We embrace our responsibility – within the company and in shaping a sustainable (energy) future.
The medium-sized business founded over 30 years ago has grown to become an internationally operating technology company. We are aware of the responsibility we have for our employees, and thanks to our long-term company development we can provide a stable working environment and offer the divisions and the respective employees a high degree of personal responsibility.
Our managerial staff also live up to their responsibility and support their employees in their personal and professional further development. Flat hierarchies and a quick, decentralised decision-making process encourage creativity and initiative. We have a strong focus on results, not only to develop new, innovative technologies but also to fulfil our responsibilities to our customers in the best way possible.
In the future we will continue to take responsibility and play a decisive part in ensuring the success of the energy transition in Germany and around the world with our products and services.
We are and will remain independent
The Aloys Wobben Stiftung foundation established in 2012 ensures that the lifetime achievement of company founder Dr Aloys Wobben will be preserved. The Aloys Wobben Stiftung gives us the necessary level of independence to continue our success in developing sustainable concepts for renewable energy generation and supply, and secures the future of the company at the same time.
Our exclusive suppliers have a fundamental role in ensuring this independence, as they enable us to react to customer requests and internal challenges flexibly and quickly. Furthermore, we do not depend on outside investors and are able to cover short-term market “distortions” with the strength we have accumulated.
We are a company characterised by its owner, and our roots are in the small and medium-sized business sector. We grow independently, under our own steam and at a speed suitable for us.
Our growth is stable and intended for the long term.
Content and well-qualified employees are essential for long-term success. That is why we make huge investments in training and advanced training, measures to promote a healthy lifestyle and modern workplaces. The successful further development of our high-tech products relies on us working together.
In addition, we also focus on ensuring close proximity to our customers and markets. However, potential expansion areas must offer a stable environment which would allow us to set up a highly efficient Service together with our exclusive partners. We will continue to stand by this philosophy in future.
In order to avoid economic risks, we limit our activities to onshore operations and repowering of wind energy converters in existing markets and secure new markets.
With our technologically advanced products and services we create structures to develop renewable energy generation and supply further in the long term, thereby providing a stable environment for our employees.
We advocate relationships based on respect and fairness. We prioritise mutual trust where our customers, business partners and employees are concerned.
We are pioneers in generating and supplying energy from renewables
More than 30 years ago, company founder Dr Aloys Wobben created a unique technology patent in the form of gearless WEC technology. Ever since then, our engineers and specialists have been working continuously to further develop the products and manufacturing processes. We guarantee our customers maximum agility and excellent solutions which make good economic sense and comply with market requirements.
Innovations are fundamental to success here. We want to be the first to establish new ideas on the market and new standards in the industry. The expertise of our employees and their interdisciplinary working partnerships form the essence of our technological excellence.
Every day we work to live up to our claim to perform as technology leader. We are leading the way in developing new technologies and taking an active and responsible role in shaping the future of energy generation and supply from renewables.
We are the leader when it comes to quality and supply first-class quality at a good price
We aim to develop and produce the highest-quality wind energy converter on the market. We do not define ourselves primarily in terms of the purchase price, but instead offer turbines with the lowest running costs per unit generated. The guaranteed WEC availability of 97 percent we offer as part of our ENERCON PartnerKonzept (EPK) contract ensures this quality standard is upheld in the long term. Together with our exclusive partners, we provide an effective global service network with more than 6,000 employees to meet this purpose.
Over 20,000 ENERCON employees across all company divisions and at our exclusive supplier plants work to ensure this premium ENERCON quality is provided. We are proud of our employees. Only with their hard work can we offer our customers a sophisticated and high-quality product.
We think and act according to our claim to quality leadership, so that we can deliver the best possible result together.