Successful exit in the wind energy sector: Munich-based fos4X finds new home with Danish PolyTech to enable better optimization and protection of wind turbine blades
Wind turbine rotor blades play a key role in the pursuit of a lower cost of wind energy. In recent years, wind turbine producers have achieved immense progress in innovative blade design, crafting blades that are longer, stronger and able to harvest more wind energy than ever before.
As a specialist in fiber-optic sensor technology and data analysis, Munich-based fos4X supports its customers in optimizing rotor blades. fos4X is known throughout the industry for the added value that can be achieved from smart rotor blade data.
Now the technology innovator has been acquired by the Danish wind technology company PolyTech, which has an impressive track record as a global provider of solutions for the wind industry. The addition of fos4X strengthens PolyTech’s global organization with 100 dedicated and experienced individuals and a wide range of reliably proven technology to supplement PolyTech’s existing foundation.
“With the additional resources from fos4X, we are better prepared than ever before to co-design new turbine blade optimization and protection solutions with our customers to fit their specific needs – all the way from design to production and installation. It allows us to join forces with our customers as an experienced, trustworthy and reliable partner to push the boundaries of wind energy production even further, ultimately accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy”, says Mads Kirkegaard, CEO of PolyTech.
“As a founder, I could not wish for a better match. As part of PolyTech, our intelligent sensor and software solutions will be further developed and the fos4X vision of abundant clean energy will be driven even more strongly than before”, says Lars Hoffman, founder of fos4X.