Vestas among top R&D firms in Europe

EUROPE: Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has been ranked in the top 100 companies investing in industrial research and development during 2010.

Vestas...research investment rose 50% year on year
Vestas...research investment rose 50% year on year
The company gained 62nd spot in the list, released by the European Commission, after investing €358 million during the year.?

Vestas’ figure was up 49.8 per cent on the previous year, the fourth highest increase of the top 100 companies.?

A further two wind companies appeared in the top 400 firms.?

LM Wind Power appeared at 377 in the list, with an investment of €34.6 million, up 30.7 per cent on 2009.?

German firm Nordex came in at 394, after increasing investment by 13.4 per cent to €31.93 million.?

Wind turbine gearbox manufacturer Hansen Transmissions International appeared at 655 on the list, after investing 12.9 million during the year.

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