We are excited to announce the successful investment to Bladefence by EAB Private Equity, a part of Evli Group. After the investment EAB Private Equity becomes a significant minority owner of Bladefence. The founders of Bladefence, Janneniska Oy and the key personnel, will remain owners of the company.
An important and growing part of the renewable energy value chain, Bladefence has always been a trailblazer in wind turbine rotor blade services. We have been developing ways to serve the industry for over 10 years and have positioned ourselves as a valued partner for our customers. The growth of renewables and especially wind power generation in our main market, the Nordic Countries and North America, has been very strong and lately we have seen a step change to even more rapid development.
EAB Private Equity’s investment allows us to diversify our offering to match the growing customer demand. Our new strategy brings the knowledge we have gained throughout the years to benefit our customers in form of Blade Advisory services. Utilizing data will be in the core of our service offering and we will invest in innovative technology that will bring more safety, efficiency, and reliability as an added value to our customers. In coming years, we will continue to invest in our people and fleet of equipment and get closer to customers by opening new service hubs.
Strongly supported by our new owner, we will focus on sustainability efforts also including the reduction of our own environmental footprint. In 2023, we aim to complement our current ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified management system with the addition of ISO 14001 environmental management system certificate.
The Bladefence team wants to thank all its employees, customers, and other stakeholders for the support and good cooperations this year. We look forward to the 2023 season to be the busiest in our history. Do not hesitate to contact our sales teams for any of your blade maintenance needs or for advice in your upcoming wind development project. We are also recruiting a record number of technicians, so check out the Careers section on our website for more info.