We were founded in 1968 and have been providing composite wind blades since 2001. Our knowledge and experience of composite materials and manufacturing originates with our predecessor company, Tillotson Pearson Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance sail and powerboats along with a wide range of composite structures used in other industrial applications.
We are a leading wind-blade manufacturer and the only independent wind blade manufacturer with a global footprint. We accounted for approximately 32% of all sold onshore wind blades on a MW-basis globally excluding China in 2021. We reached a record high this year with more than $1.7 billion in net sales and produced more than 9,700 wind blades. We are enabling many of the industry’s leading wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to outsource the manufacturing of a larger portion of their wind blades, thus expanding their global wind blade capacity. We manufacture advanced composite products to our customers’ exact specifications in facilities designed, built, and strategically located either near our customers’ target markets or in low-cost, world-class locations, to minimize total delivered cost. In addition, we provide global field service maintenance and repairs for wind turbine OEMs and asset owners by leveraging our global footprint and approximately 14,100 capable associates. We are building a growing global team of experienced technicians to provide best-in-class wind blade service capabilities. We also apply our advanced composite technology and innovation to supply unique, high-strength, lightweight and durable composite product solutions for transportation markets, including passenger automotive, bus, truck, and delivery vehicle applications.
We are headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we have expanded our global footprint to include domestic facilities in Newton, Iowa; Warren, Rhode Island; and Santa Teresa, New Mexico and international facilities in Taicang Port, China; Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China; Kolding, Denmark; Chennai, India; Juarez, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Izmir, Turkey.
The wind blades we manufacture support the decarbonization of energy production, provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help mitigate climate change. The wind blades that we produced from 2017 to 2021 have the potential to reduce more than 1.5 billion metric tons of CO2 over their average 20-year life span1. This is equivalent to the use of more than 250 million homes’ electricity use for one year in the U.S.2
We deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to decarbonize and electrify the world by expanding the adoption of renewable energy while providing exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders. We accomplish this by cultivating an inclusive culture that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional talent.
To lead the energy transition through advanced technology and innovative solutions.
TPI’s Core Values
1 Formula = TPI Produced Estimated MWs x 1000 x Total Lifetime Hours x Estimated Turbine Capacity Factor (DOE/IRENA) x IEA emissions factor of 475 g CO2/kWh
2 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2021). GHG Equivalencies Calculator