Aksa Power Generation Europe invests in Dordrecht to lead European operations from the Netherlands
Aksa Power Generation B.V., a global leader in power generation installations with headquarters in Turkey, has established operations in Dordrecht. This location, from which the company will serve the European market, will house production, marketing and sales activities. Aksa has been active in Europe for over 30 years and was leading its European operations from their facilities in the UK. With the impact of Brexit and the Netherlands’ increasing influence as a global genset trading hub, Aksa decided to move their European activities to the Netherlands. Aksa Power Generation Europe was assisted with its relocation by InnovationQuarter, Deal Drecht Cities and Netherlands Foreign Investments Agency.
World-leading provider of power generators
Aksa Power Generation was founded in 1968 as an electrical motor factory. The company manufactured its first generator in 1984 and became an expert in machinery and hardware for electrical energy supply in a short amount of time. Aksa has been a leading company in the power generation market for a long time and is among Turkey’s 200 largest industrial companies and exporters. With customers in 173 countries, and 19 offices and 4 representatives located in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the company is among the top five global firms in the sector.
Aksa Power Generation manufactures gasoline, diesel, natural gas and marine generating sets, with ranges between 1 kVA and 3125 kVA as well as lighting towers and generator hardware. The equipment is manufactured in its facilities in Istanbul (Turkey), Changzhou (China) and Louisiana (U.S.A.), and has established as a pioneer within the sector. The facility in the Netherlands, which has been in operation since September 2020, will focus on both existing diesel gensets and hybrid generator production. The latter of which will have heightened attention as it stands out to be an economic, efficient and environmentally friendly technology that runs on renewable energy sources.
Leading into a sustainable future
Being among the first manufacturers of natural gas generator sets of the world, Aksa Generators withholds undisputed supremacy with respect to synchronized sets. Aksa Generators continuously increases its investments in technology to remain at the forefront of innovation in the industry with a focus on more soundproof, environmentally friendly generators with lower fuel consumption. Aksa Power Generation aims to rank among the top three global manufacturers by 2025.
Country Director Barkin Dizdaroglu: “Working on hybrid solutions will not only contribute to our revenues in being one of the top 3 power generator manufacturers in the world, but also will help to save our planet and turn our world into a better place”.
Chris van Voorden, Director of Foreign Investment at InnovationQuarter: “The investment of Aksa Power Generation in Dordrecht is a great example of our collaboration agreement with Deal Drecht Cities. We will keep elaborating with Aksa on the future possibilities to further innovate and connect them with knowledge institution and fieldlabs in our region”.
Maarten Burggraaf, Alderman of economy and finance for the municipality of Dordrecht: “We are happy with the arrival of Aksa Power Generation to Dordrecht. It is a great addition to the smart industry cluster in Drecht Cities.”