juwi GmbH (juwi) has updated on its performance for 2008 and a projection for 2009. juwi expects its current staff base to expand by 250 in 2009 and to reach 1,000 by 2011. Sales close to EUR700 million is expected in the year 2009 and EUR1 million by 2011. In 2008, sales were doubled to EUR400 million; the workforce increased by around 180 to well in excess of 400 employees, more than 300 of whom are at the company headquarters in Worrstadt.
“Despite all the world economic turbulences, renewable energies remain a growth branch, and juwi is growing more strongly than the market,” juwi Co-Chief Executive Officer Fred Jung, said.
“Construction work is to start shortly; we want to move into the new part of the building by the middle of the year,” juwi Co-Chief Executive Officer Matthias Willenbacher, said.
In 2008, juwi was awarded the German Climate Protection Prize for the new company headquarters in Worrstadt, regarded as the world’s most energy-efficient office building.
At the same time the company is breaking through with great enthusiasm into new fields of business. Apart from wind, solar and bio energy, juwi will also carry out geothermal and hydroelectric power projects in the future. In addition, heat supply and electrical mobility will play an important role in the future. juwi will thus become one of the few full-line providers worldwide in the field of renewable energies.
“We are convinced that in a few years the electricity supply can be changed over completely to renewable energies. In order to reach 100 percent, the regenerative energy carriers have to be massively expanded – all of them. We want to set a good example here,” Willenbacher, said.