The world’s leading producer of safety equipment for service technicians in wind turbine towers, the Danish company Avanti Wind Systems, is opening a sales office and centres for installation, service, maintenance and training in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia.
John Chinn, 43, has been hired as general manager of Avanti Australia. He has been involved in the wind energy industry
since the first turbines were installed in South Australia in 2002, with 23 turbine towers at the Starfish Hill Wind Farm. As National Marketing Manager at Bailey Ladders and Alquip Scaffolding, John Chinn imported Avanti ladders for the towers.
Avanti has supplied ladders, lifts and Climb Assistance to the Australian wind energy industry. Hill Industries has, up until now, been a distributor of Avanti Wind Systems products.
“The wind industry is rapidly growing in Australia, and Avanti will stick close to our customers, so we can give them excellent service. The Australian government has just established a Renewable Energy Target that will further accelerate the pace of wind energy development. With its own business unit, Avanti Wind Systems is even better equipped to meet market demands and requirements”, says John Chinn.
Avanti Wind Systems was founded in Denmark in 1885 and was originally a ladder factory. The company still produces ladders, but is now focusing on developing and producing safety equipment for the service technicians working in wind turbine towers. Avanti has developed a complete range of safety products for moving up and down in wind turbine towers. Avanti Wind System products, such as service lifts, ladders with built-in fall safety rail and climbing assistance, have been approved in accordance with official standards in Australia, the United States and the European Union.
Avanti Wind Systems’ headquarters is in Denmark, it has offices, training centres and factories in the United States, Spain, China, Germany, Great Britain, India – and now in Australia.
Contacts and more information:
Avanti Wind Systems Australia Pty Ltd
General Manager John Chinn
Mobile: +61 (0) 438 797 106