The wind energy industry is one of Gurit`s long-standing, strategic target markets. Gurit serves wind turbine blade manufacturers with a complete offering—from Tooling (i.e. the design, production and supply of wind turbine blade moulds and related equipment), the development, production and supply of advanced Composite Materials to Technical Support and solutions for the repair of installed wind blades and Core Kitting Services.
Composite materials developed by Gurit for manufacturers of wind turbine blades have continuously contributed to the increasing efficiency of wind power installations worldwide. New advanced composite materials solutions were developed with the aim to keep the weight of the wind turbine blades as light as possible, yet maximising their strength, stiffness and durability. At the same time, Gurit has contributed to making wind energy a technical and also a commercial success story by helping to decrease manufacturing costs of wind turbine blades and enhancing the efficiency of wind power installations.
Gurit`s broad range of award-winning products and solutions is unique in covering a range of core materials and adhesives for building a composite blade.
Gurit is the largest independent, fully integrated and highly specialised mould maker worldwide. The comprehensive offering comprises development and production of master plugs (i.e. a three-dimensional model of the final part), moulds (i.e. the forms used to actually manufacture a final part) to related products and services such as wind blade mould heating systems, wind blade mould automation systems, as well as installation services and transport systems for wind turbine blades and tower elements.
With over 500 skilled employees dedicated to the design, engineering, manufacture and service of composite Tooling, purpose-built state-of-the-art production halls suitable to build moulds of 80 meters in length and more, and ideally located for easy access to the ports of the greater Shanghai area, Gurit Tooling is globally a prime engineering and sourcing partner for quality moulds delivered to customer specification in short lead times and at very competitive prices – worldwide.
Our Kitting business unit delivers customized core kits to the global wind power industry. We provide an agile service, enabling our clients a wide range of choices regarding sub-suppliers, their selection of core materials. Our engineers are ready to go through the iterations of prototyping and testing necessary to deliver a quality kit meeting the exact specifications and requirements of our customers. For more than 30 years our Kitting business has been supplying core kits to the industry. With decades of experience we have effectively adapted every single part of the involved processes to maximize the output.
To maximize customer benefits, Gurit has adopted a strategy of positioning the production of core materials at the same location as a kitting facilities. This saves transportation cost and related emissions and allows the recycling of core materials from the kitting process and reutilise them for the production of new material.