Partner & Alliances

Research & Development

Center for Wind Power Drives

The 4 MW system test rig in the “Center for Wind Power Drives” of RWTH Aachen enables original size wind turbines and components to be tested in the laboratory under practical conditions.
This new functionality of the test rig holds substantial potential for accelerating and improving the development processes for future wind turbines. As a longstanding partner of RWTH Aachen, Plarad supports the CWD with technology and know-how covering every aspect of the topic of bolting technology.

Drehmoment Service Dr. Peschel

Torque Service Dr. Peschel is a calibration lab that operates under the roof of the German Calibration Service (DKD). The laboratory has been accredited by the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS)).


The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Physical-Technical Federal Institute) in Braunschweig and Berlin is the nation's metrology authority and renders both scientific and technical services. Their measurements are of the utmost precision and reliability – metrology is their core competence.


The Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (Hamburg University of Technology) conducts joint research with both leading, large-size industrial corporation operating world-wide and small and medium-size companies. Frequently teaming up with its affiliate TuTech Innovation GmbH, the TUHH provides for an effective and efficient transfer of technology and expertise that forms the basis for continuous product and process innovation. The TUHH also cooperates with a great number of national and international universities as well as with the research facilities of the Helmholtz Society and other non-university research institutions.


The German employers’ liability insurance association responsible for health and safety in the raw materials and chemical industry(“Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie - BG RCI) was created by the fusion of the associations for the mining, chemical, leather industry, papermakers, quarrying and sugar. It started its work on 1 January 2010. Around 36,000 companies with almost 1.3 million insured persons are members of this new association.


DEKRA is one of the leading organisation of experts in the world. The company is operating in more than 50 countries today. Employing a staff of more than 28,000, the organisation provides safety, quality and environmental protection in a sustainable manner. The services DEKRA renders epitomise expertise and innovation when it comes to vehicle inspections, appraisals, used car management, international claims adjustment, consulting, industrial testing services, product testing, certifications, environmental protection, training and temporary employment as well as out-placement and new-placement.

Falck Safety Services

Falck Safety Services stands for expertise in the areas of preventing as well as overcoming and learning from critical situations/incidents. They achieve these objectives by training and consulting. Boasting more than 40 years of experience in the oil and maritime industry, Falck Safety Services can offer a comprehensive set of skills that are in great demand both nationally and internationally.

PSA Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Our wind power and offshore competence teams are equipped by PSA Sicherheitstechnik GmbH (PSA safety engineering) and participate in specialised training courses.

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland AG (Technical Control Board Rhineland) is a leading international technical service provider. Ever since its formation in 1872, TÜV Rheinland has exemplified safety, quality, and efficiency. The organisation performs specification tests, inspections, certifications, consultations and training courses.
Trade Fairs & Network

bauforumstahl e. V.

bauforumstahl (BFS) promotes construction with steel and a forum covering all aspects of architecture, resource-efficient and economic planning, design and construction and standards. It represents around 500 members along the entire process chain: Steel producers, steel traders, steel construction firms, suppliers, hot-dip galvanising companies, raw material suppliers and manufacturers of fireproof coatings, planners, design engineers and representatives of science.

Deutsche Messe AG

Organising the largest industrial trade show in the world, Deutsche Messe Hanover takes the top spot as the world's leading trade fair organisations. For the first time, Maschinenfabrik Wagner/Plarad joined forces with Deutsche Messe AG (German exhibition corporation) in hosting the WKZF - Windkranft Zulieferer Forum (Forum for Wind Power Generation Suppliers) at the 2013 Hanover Fair. The initial success of this cooperation encouraged both parties to continue working together on future projects.


Acting on the authority of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, the EnergieAgentur.NRW (Energy Agency North Rhine-Westphalia) works as an operative platform in the energy sector and has been equipped with far-reaching authorities. Our cooperation with the EnergyAgency.NRW has , among other things, lead to our first WKZF - Windkranft Zulieferer Forum (Forum for Wind Power Generation Suppliers) in 2012, where the agency acted as patron.

Messe Husum & Congress

Messe Husum & Congress GmbH & Co. KG has a long-standing worldwide reputation in the renewable energy industry. For more than 25 years the leading German trade fair for the wind energy, HUSUM Wind, internationally established in the wind industry, has been organised by Messe Husum & Congress.
The HUSUM Wind Congress which will be held along with the show is an important source of information for all challenges the industry is facing. It will present important innovations and developments in the onshore and offshore sector. From 2015 HUSUM Wind will take place every two years alternating with the WindEnergy Hamburg.
At the end of 2014 we were glad to welcome Messe Husum & Congress as new cooperation partner to our network. Within the scope of this new partnership Plarad will organise the first Wind Energy Suppliers Forum at the Husum Congress Center on September 16, 2015. Messe Husum and Plarad will provide a further platform for manufacturers and suppliers to expand and intensify their mutual exchange.

Messe München/bauma 2016

With around 40 trade fairs for investment and consumer goods and new technologies, Messe München International is one of the worldwide leading trade fair companies, currently with 14 leading international trade fairs, including the worldwide largest trade fair, the bauma!
On 14.4.2016, in cooperation with Messe München and the VDMA, we will be holding the first “Construction & Mining Machinery Supply Chain Forum” at the fair; i.e. a supplier forum for the construction and mining machinery sector.


Representing over 3,100 mainly medium-size member companies in the engineering industry, the VDMA – Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (German Engineering Association) is one of the key association service providers in Europe and offers the largest engineering industry network in Europe.

bfw Bremerhaven

Operating as a provider of education and consulting services, bfw, a company promoting education, has been a successful player in the marketplace for decades for arranging regional and central long-lasting cooperations and partnerships.

edwin acadamy

Following the motto "qualification of the industry for the industry," the partners in the firms of "Bildung und Beratung" (education and consulting), "Deutsche Windtechnik AG" and "SSC Wind" founded the edwin Academy (education in wind technology) in Bremen.
Offering a wide range of educational and advanced training chances, the edwin Academy makes a valuable contribution to satisfying the need for trained specialists. The majority of its graduates will find a permanent position in the wind power industry and work both on onshore and offshore projects.