Complex name game in industry shake-out

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Following Lagerwey's recent takeover of bankrupt Windmaster and NEG Micon's subsequent takeover of NedWind, the face of the Dutch wind industry is undergoing some major cosmetic surgery. Lagerwey BV will now be known as Lagerwey the Windmaster BV, while NedWind is to lose its separate identity and will be trading under the name NEG Micon Holland BV as of July 1 this year. Former managing director of NedWind, Luc JC Schürmann has resigned his position and the management of the company will be taken over by Tim Rishøj, a Danish national but resident in the Netherlands for a number of years. For Lagerwey the name change signals a shift to a "virtual organisation model" in which the company will no longer manufacture turbines, but supervise product development, marketing, sales, production, installation and after sales service. Actual production of Lagerwey plant will be undertaken by a number of partners who will be contracted to manufacture the modular sections of the Lagerwey range, which now extends from turbines of just 80 kW rated capacity to 800 kW machines.

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