Avanti Wind Systems, a producer of work cages, service lifts, ladder systems and other personal safety systems for wind turbine towers, is starting production of ladder systems for wind turbine towers in the U.S.
Avanti has completed construction on a factory that will be utilized for manufacturing aluminum ladders at the company's North American headquarters in New Berlin, Wis. Until now, the company has manufactured its ladder systems in China and Germany; these factories will continue manufacturing.
‘The factory in Wisconsin will enable us to move employment to the USA, while also allowing us to give faster and better service to our customers throughout North America,’ says Kent Pedersen, general manager for Avanti Wind Systems in the U.S.
The shorter transport times will reduce the amount of damage caused during the transport and handling of the aluminum ladders, according to the company. The new Wisconsin factory will manufacture ladder sections of up to six meters in length. The sections are subsequently assembled when they are installed in the towers.
Besides the factory and the North American headquarters in Wisconsin, Avanti Wind Systems has a team of technicians stationed permanently in Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma.
SOURCE: Avanti Wind Systems Inc.