About

We are Baettr

We are Baettr

We work every day to make wind energy the most widely available and preferred source of energy in the world. Baettr is a statement of our continued commitment to achieve this goal.

What we accomplished as Global Castings, we will build on as Baettr. We cooperate with international OEM’s operating in the wind industry, adding tangible value to our partners’ value chain and business by reducing complexity and driving down costs. Always while focusing on continuously improving processes and being easy to work with, as we apply our expertise within our full spectrum of component design, casting, machining, surface treatment and assembly services.

We believe in people and collaboration. Positive change can only be brought about through collaborative effort and by imagining what we can do better. All for the ultimate beneficiaries – the people themselves.

We are a global company. And we stand accountable for our way of doing business, our impact on people’s lives and our global, environmental footprint.

We honour this responsibility with a deep sense of respect for our human and material resources. Because we believe that passing on a better place for future generations is not only profitable – it is truly enriching.

Baettr - Engineering the Foundation for Future Generations.

Track record

€200 mio.
annual turnover
1,100+
employees
5
facilities worldwide
OEM
development partner
Full-spectrum
component solutions
6,000+
components shipped annually

Management

Baettr is led by an Executive Board with headquarters in Stade, Germany.
Stefan Brandt
CEO
Ina Hannen
CFO
Peter Pallishøj
COO

Clients

Making wind power the preferred energy source across the globe is no small task. We are proud to be a preferred supplier and close partner to the most relevant wind turbine OEM’s in the world.

History

2019
We are Baettr
In 2019 the new brand, Baettr, is launched as a celebration of our commitment to making wind energy available to all parts of the world.
2014
New facility in Stade, Germany
Global Castings enters a joint venture with Norderland/Etanax Group. The facility, with its 25,000 ton capacity, handles casting and machining of elements up to 80 tons, the incorporation is a strategic move in bringing our partners into the future of turbine manufacturing.
2013
Global Castings is founded
The German industrial holding company VTC Partners GmbH enters a strategic deal with Vestas. Two machining units, four casting units and 1,000+ employees across Norway, Sweden, Germany, China and Denmark is purchased, and Global Castings is born.
2006-2009
Rapid global expansion
Global turbine development is growing. To maintain strategically advantageous proximity to emerging markets, Vestas establishes several new facilities. New facilities include the Chinese casting plant and machining facility in Xuzhou and Tianjin, respectively.
2002
Purchase of Windcast Group
Windcast and their four iron foundries across Norway, Germany and Sweden is purchased by Vestas. The purchase marks the completion of Vestas insourcing the entire turbine design and manufacturing value chain.
1985
Machine shop in Lem established
Vestas predicts the growth of the wind energy industry. To prepare, a brand new machine shop is built in Lem, Denmark. The 30,000m2 facility supports Vestas machining of nacelles and turbine blades. Modernized many times, the Lem facility continues to serve as our head quarter.
1979
The birth of the wind energy industry
Originally a manufacturer of agricultural engineering equipment, Vestas begins to research how to utilize wind for producing energy, in response to the oil crisis of the ‘70s. In 1979 Vestas delivers the first turbines, marking the start of the global journey of pioneering the spread of renewable energy.

HSEQ

At Baettr we all stand accountable for HSEQ, and are thereby committed to:
  • Provide a workplace that keeps everyone safe and free from risk of incidents and illness
  • Minimize our impact on the environment
  • Ensure robust production processes, leading to process and product conformity
  • Fulfil legal and relevant stakeholder requirements
  • Be respectful and take ownership of the HSEQ Culture by involving and encouraging our colleagues


We aim to imagine better, and to continuously improve by creating solutions that are:
  • Safer
  • Healthier
  • Sustainable
  • Leading to zero defects
  • Baettr than yesterday


We are engineering the foundation for future generations.