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 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 Kolding, Denmark; Chennai, India; Juarez, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Izmir, Turkey.
We are a global company focused on innovative and sustainable solutions to decarbonize and electrify the world. We accounted for approximately 38% of all onshore wind blades on a MW-basis globally, excluding China, in 2022.1 We reached a record high this year with more than $1.76 billion in net sales including discontinued operations and produced more than 8,800 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. We have leveraged our global footprint and thousands of capable associates to build a growing global team of experienced technicians to provide best-in-class wind blade service capabilities including preventative services, inspections, repairs, and improvements. We also apply our advanced composite technology and innovation to supply unique, high-strength, lightweight, and durable composite product solutions for automotive markets, including passenger automotive, bus, truck, and delivery vehicle applications.
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 2018 to 2022 have the potential to reduce more than 1.7 billion metric tons of CO2 over their average 20-year life span.3 This is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 330 million homes in the U.S. for one year.4
To deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to decarbonize and electrify the world by expanding the adoption of renewable energy. 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
- Operational Excellence
1 2022 estimated megawatts relative to onshore global megawatts, excluding China, from BloombergNEF and includes TPI’s discontinued operations
2 TPI ceased production operations at our China facilities at the end of 2022, which comprised the entirety of our Asia reporting segment
3 TPI Produced Estimated MWs x 1000 1 Total Lifetime Hours x Estimated Turbine Capacity Factor (DOE/IRENA) x IEA emissions factor of 475 CO2/kW
4 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2022) GHG Equivalencies Calculator