A full line manufacturer of liquid filled, encapsulated and ventilated electrical transformers for utility, industrial and commercial applications, today announced it has completed the purchase of certain assets of AAER Inc. (“AAER”), a technologically advanced, megawatt-sized wind turbine manufacturer based in Quebec, Canada. Pioneer previously announced its intent to acquire these assets on June 3, 2010.
Under terms of the purchase agreement, Pioneer acquired most of the inventory, capital assets, intangible assets and intellectual property of AAER through Pioneer Wind Energy Systems, Inc. (“Pioneer Wind”), a newly formed subsidiary, for CDN $450,000 (approximately US $431,500) in cash.
Pioneer Wind intends to build upon AAER’s achievements and will start by fulfilling $15 million in outstanding orders for six turbines to be delivered to U.S. customers in the next six months. Longer-term, Pioneer Wind intends to manufacture increasingly advanced wind turbines that produce clean, efficient and renewable energy, while providing superior service focused on customers in the community wind and industrial market segments.
Nathan Mazurek, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer, commented, “This acquisition is a significant evolutionary step for Pioneer that not only diversifies our capabilities but is expected to enhance our electrical transformer business as well. Specifically, we have developed an equipment configuration that combines our turbines with our transformers, yielding potentially significant capital savings to our customers for certain wind projects. We think there is a large market opportunity for this innovation and intend to market and support it heavily with additional services and resources.”
About Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. Pioneer is a manufacturer of electrical equipment with particular emphasis on the North American electric utility, industrial, commercial and wind energy markets. Through its subsidiaries, Pioneer has been in the electrical transformer business for over 90 years, manufacturing a full line of liquid filled, encapsulated and ventilated transformers. Pioneer’s wind energy business manufactures megawatt-sized turbines primarily for community wind projects and industrial customers. Pioneer is headquartered in Fort Lee, NJ and operates from six manufacturing, distribution and marketing locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about Pioneer, please visit our website at www.pioneerpowersolutions.com.
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