April 27, 2017
Technical Cooperation Award: Goldwind honors EPCOS in China
TDK Corporation announces that EPCOS Sales China has received the 2016 Technical Cooperation Award from the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind Science and Technology for the company's dedicated and excellent technical and after-sales support. Goldwind is one of the world’s largest wind power companies and the leading wind turbine manufacturer in China. TDK supplies Goldwind with EPCOS 3-line power EMC filters and aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which are manufactured in China by the plants in Hongqi and Xiamen, respectively. These components are installed in Goldwind turbines in wind farms located around the world and throughout China – especially in the remote desert regions of the north.
EPCOS China's sales staff and field application engineers support Goldwind with a wide range of services. These services are provided in cooperation with the local distribution partner, Yuan Liu Electronics and include initial design-in activities, simulation models, field testing of turbines under desert conditions, trial runs, production of customized products, and comprehensive after-sales service. The field tests are especially challenging, as they usually take place in the winter, when the temperature often falls to below -20 °C.
About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency products, and piezo and protection components, as well as sensors and sensor systems and power supplies. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. In addition TDK offers magnetic application products, energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2016, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.2 billion and employed about 92,000 people worldwide.