Ever since the founders of our company developed one of world’s first control systems for a wind turbine in the 1970s, we have been dedicated to delivering innovative and reliable solutions for wind turbine controls. We take pride in building on our pioneering role in developing tailored, well-proven solutions for the wind industry.
Milestones in the history of KK Wind Solutions
The company founders, Kai F. Pedersen and Knud V. Jensen, built one of the world’s first electrical control systems for a wind turbine, the Riisager 22kW turbine.
kk-electronic is established and a factory is built in Herning, Denmark.
The company founders sell their shares to PKA, one of Denmark’s largest pension fund companies. Three decades on, PKA still owns shares in KK Wind Solutions.
We develop one of the world’s first electronic control system for a wind turbine. It is installed in a 50kW Windmatic.
Pioneering yet another area in turbine control and surveillance, we launch the industry’s first SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system for turbine monitoring, improving access to data on turbine condition and performance.
We partner with Bonus Energy (later to become Siemens Wind Power), becoming its sole supplier of control systems.
The first offshore wind farm in the world is built at Vindeby, Denmark, equipped with our control and surveillance systems. Today, more than 65% of the world’s installed offshore wind capacity operates using our control system solutions.
A new control system for wind turbines, WTC3, is launched and becomes our key product in the following years.
We establish production in Szczecin, Poland – a facility which is later been extended several times to match growing demand. Our lean production facilities in Szczecin currently employ approx. 450 people.
Siemens takes over the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Bonus Energy, establishing Siemens Wind Power
New headquarters and production facilities are inaugurated in Ikast, Denmark.
We introduce the KK-PILOT, a new advanced SCADA system for wind turbines.
We expand our presence to the growing Asian market by establishing a sales office in Korea. Another sales office in the region is opened the following year – this time in China.
Our global footprint is extended further with the establishment of a sales office in Germany.
An office and distribution center is opened in Kansas, USA, allowing us to better serve our North American customers and focus on further expansion.
To better represent the range of competencies and services offered to customers, while remaining faithful to our heritage, kk-electronic is renamed KK Wind Solutions.
KK Wind Solutions Service A/S is established to better address customers’ needs in the service area.