Since its foundation in 1972 as one of Japan’s leading heavy haulage companies, Denzai has now become a comprehensive platform provider for wind power plants.
The move towards renewable energy is undeniably gathering pace, but the practicalities of harnessing the power of nature represent a challenge as well as an opportunity. The sight of wind turbines has become increasingly normal for many of us, but the construction and deployment of these huge structures requires expert knowledge.
Japanese crane specialists Denzai Holdings is one of the companies enabling the green revolution through its expertise in transporting and mounting wind farms. For 50 years the company has understood the value of adding value to its primary business of heavy lifting cranes, providing specialized solutions for each client’s specific needs.
A good example of this is Denzai’s recent work on an onshore wind power generation plant in Japan's Aomori prefecture, where the height of the site was too much for any crane. The company’s innovative solution was to raise the ground level of the site on an egg-shaped steel stand. As company president Masato Uemura says: “We succeeded where many others would fail.”
Denzai’s work is not limited to erecting wind farms, with its Data Care system providing an all-in-one wind power monitoring system. Developed in South Korea, the system provides data on temperature, vibration levels and noise to ensure windmills are continually working optimally and to minimize costs. Mr. Uemura explains: “If a manufacturing company constructs a wind turbine, and there is no wind, the profitability of that project is zero. We can also preempt issues with this data and prepare any prospective parts for repairs."
The company has recently completed several domestic and international M&As as it expands its presence in Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan and India, among others. Indeed, Denzai was the first Japanese company to do offshore wind farm construction in Taiwan and has its sights set on more offshore installation in Vietnam. Through its spirit of early adoption of new types of machinery and constant pursuit of new fields to work in, Denzai Holdings hopes to continue this trend of expansion through M&As as the world continues its shift towards renewable energy.