SSB Service Becomes Availon

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SSB Service, Inc., is now Availon, Inc., following changes in the parent company, Availon GmbH. The new name derives itself from “availability” and “on,” reflecting the company’s commitment to being available for its customers and keeping their turbines available.

“As a global market leader, our promise of availability demands that we are always poised for response,” according to CEO Ulrich Schomakers. “That means faster turnaround times, more maintenance services, greater availability of spare parts and components, more secure investments, and new turbine upgrades. Our goal as a global service provider is to be more available to our clients in every way which, in turn, improves their wind turbine productivity.”

Availon remains a primary supplier of SSB Wind Systems and SSB Duradrive parts. However, the renaming denotes a clear separation from these companies. SSB Wind Systems provides electrical systems for wind turbines, and SSB Duradrive manufactures specific drive solutions. “Our new name provides better emphasis on our core offering, which is independent wind turbine maintenance services for the international market,” says Schomakers.

Availon specializes in parts and services for GE and Vestas turbines, but can often service other turbine types. In addition to being a primary supplier for SSB and Duradrive parts, Availon is also an exclusive vendor for Bachmann, Leonard+Bauer, and Convertech parts. The Availon global portfolio includes spare parts supply and management, end of warranty inspections, individual turbine optimization, turbine upgrades, field services, remote monitoring, and operations and maintenance.

“Broadening the types of turbines we’re able to service is one more way we can help customers,” Schomakers says. “With a more expansive network, we can continue to reduce response and traveling time. We can use worldwide synergies and resources for further rapid development, while maintaining a high level of customer service. Since our formation in 2007 we have grown rapidly, but thoughtfully. Our customers appreciate our commitment, our competence and, just as importantly, our independence.”

Availon, Inc., is a part of the Availon GmbH family, which has more than 170 employees worldwide with business units in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy. Currently Availon operates throughout North America and Europe, but is expanding into other regions as well. Visit online at www.availon.com.