Alstom Wind is the company with the most European patents originating in Spain
According to the report "The patent system 2013", published by the OBS (Online Business School), Alstom Wind is the company that has introduced more European patents originating from Spain during 2012.
With more than 200 engineers and technicians dedicated to developing new technologies, the Alstom Wind global R&D centre, located in Barcelona, presented last year (April 2012-March 2013) a total of 48 European and international patents originating in Spain, 30% more than the year before.
The OBS study, which collects data from the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, reveals that in 2012, Spain requested 1,548 EPO patents (European Patent Office). Private companies were the main European patent applicants, in a ranking led by Alstom Wind, Airbus Operations and Telefonica, in that order.
“The development of new technologies in wind energy is a strategic pillar for Alstom. Research will enable us to deliver solutions helping our customers to propose efficient, reliable and sustainable energy,” said Miquel Cabre, strategy and business development director at Alstom Wind.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.