BayWa r.e. partner with SunGift
BayWa r.e. has today announced a strategic partnership with the Exeter based solar PV company SunGift Trade Ltd. The two companies are co-operating to extend the offering to the customers of SunGift Trade, the distribution arm of the pioneering and award winning renewable energy installer SunGift Solar Ltd.
SunGift and BayWa r.e. have entered into partnership to strengthen their position on the UK solar PV market. BayWa r.e. as a natural choice will support the trade customer base by supplying high quality products from leading manufacturers whilst SunGift Solar focus on the installation and consultancy activities of the business.
Located in Exeter, Devon, Sungift Trade are based within the ‘Solar Powerhouse’ that the South West of England represents, enjoying the highest irradiation and concentration of PV installations. This is also an area that holds great potential for BayWa r.e. as they look to supply a customer base who are keen to develop new offerings to domestic and commercial end users of PV.
With solar PV becoming increasingly established as an essential part of the UK’s energy mix, the long term future for the sector is bright.
Ian Draisey, Managing Director of BayWa r.e.’s PV trade business in the UK, says: “I am simply delighted that we are able to work with SunGift in this way. They are so well respected for the things we see as our core values: quality products, technical capability and customer focus. We see this as a very positive step for all concerned. I am confident that we will be ideally positioned to carry on and advance the support and service that SunGift Trade has provided over the years to their customers”.
Gabriel Wondrausch, Managing Director of SunGift Solar adds: “With SunGift’s unique experience within the renewable energy sector we have decided now is the right time to separate the two different areas of the business. We feel our distribution customers can be best served by a business dedicated to serving their requirements. SunGift is going to put its full resources behind the design and installation business serving domestic and commercial customers that has enjoyed so much success over the years and allow the specialist Baywa r.e. to serve the SunGift Trade side of the business. We feel this is an extremely good partnership due to the shared ethos of the two businesses and the complementary product lines that will be beneficial to SunGift Trade customers”.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BayWa AG and combines the activities of the solar, wind, bio- and geothermal energy business sectors. BayWa r.e.’s core markets are Europe and the USA. The German based company is a "full-service-partner", employing around 870 and drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the market. Today, BayWa r.e. develops, realises, consults on and supports renewable energy projects. In addition, the company operates and maintains renewable energy plants. Further business activities include wholesaling PV components, as well as purchasing and trading in green energy.
BayWa r.e.’s UK subsidiaries are active in the solar, wind and bioenergy markets of the UK and Ireland. They focus on projects and O&M business and the distribution of PV components.
BayWa r.e.’s parent company, BayWa AG, is an international trading and service enterprise with core areas of business in the agriculture, energy and construction sectors.
SunGift Energy is a renewable energy specialist that offers a personal design service and tailored systems to meet its customers’ exact requirements. It fits a whole range of sustainable energy technologies but specialises in solar for domestic and commercial customers.
Formed in 2005 by owner Gabriel Wondrausch, the Exeter-based company was one of the first installers in Devon to be accredited to the government’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). SunGift has completed more than 4,000 renewable energy projects and is acclaimed by the industry, winning the Solar Power Portal UK Installer of the Year in 2014; being named the South West Green Energy Award for Renewable Energy Installer or Supplier of the Year in 2011, 2009 and 2015, and finishing runner up in the same category in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. SunGift is also the top ranked installer in the UK on the independent website www.yougen.co.uk, which ranks companies based on customer feedback.
Using the highest-quality systems is an important part of SunGift Energy philosophy, and it constantly strives to use the latest, cutting-edge equipment, combined with the highest standards of workmanship.