TPI Composites have announced plans to expand its composite tooling production capabilities to its facility in Taicang Port, Jiangsu, China.
Over the last decade, TPI has produced hundreds of wind blade moulds, ranging from 30 to 60 metres in length, to support its global operations from its Tooling Technology Centre in Warren, Rhode Island. The company will continue to support the North American market from Rhode Island while also providing cost-effective tooling solutions for the rest of the world from China.
Steve Lockard, President & CEO of TPI Composites said;
We have learned how critically important it is to our wind blade operations to have high performing moulds and assembly systems that are both dimensionally accurate and reliable over time
The company’s precision tooling systems have been used to build tens of thousands of wind blades in the U.S., Mexico, China and Turkey. TPI’s Tooling Technology Centre will transfer the best of TPI’s state of the art technology to the China operation to produce tooling to international requirements and demanding specifications.