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Switching on frequently 04/2019: Turning toward 2020

Dear friends,

As we pause to spend time with our friends and family during the holidays, I wish you many warm regards. And I hope you, too, have a chance to recharge your batteries for an electrifying new year and exciting decade ahead!

President and CEO 

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Powering superyachts at the “speed of light”

What if it were possible to have all the comforts of power on a superyacht while going green?

It’s a challenging endeavor, yet one that’s more and more feasible these days.

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PM machines – new technology for a conservative industry

For us, the marine business is more conservative and complex than the wind industry where we started. Convincing the historically conventional stakeholders of the superiority of PM technology is challenging.

Yet still, the progress we’he made is great.

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Vision becomes reality with testing facility to enable new age of renewable energy

Lappeenranta, December 17, 2019 – The Switch is putting the finishing touches to a unique facility in Lappeenranta, Finland, enabling the testing and serial production of a new breed of large multi-megawatt-class drives for customers in the wind, marine and turbo industries.

“With this facility, we can make possible ever-bigger wind turbines, save energy for the ships of the world, save fuel and reduce emissions.”
‒ Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, CEO, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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Gift of giving

This year’s employee holiday present is the gift of giving. Each employee in Finland got to choose whether to donate his or her share to The Finnish Association for Nature or Hope ry.

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Consolidating relationship with Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

Finland, November 18, 2019 ‒ The Switch and LUT have signed a Key Account agreement to strengthen cooperation and formalize the partnership the two organizations have enjoyed for nearly two decades.

“We have shared several common research projects over the years. The latest agreement is by far the largest individual university-company contract in our history.”
‒ Professor Olli Pyrhönen, LUT University.

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