Profile: Woodward Inc (WWD.OQ)
7 Mar 2014
Woodward, Inc., incorporated on November 11, 1976, is a designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy controls and optimization solutions. The Company has production and assembly facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia, and promotes its products and services through its worldwide locations. The Company's is engaged in providing energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. The Company focuses primarily on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and equipment packagers, partnering with them to bring component and system solutions to their demanding applications. The Company operates in two segments: Aerospace and Energy. The Company also provides aftermarket repair, replacement and other service support for its installed products.
The Company's Aerospace segment designs, produces and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion. These products include include main fuel pumps, metering units, actuators, air valves, specialty valves, fuel nozzles, and thrust reverser actuation systems for turbine engines and nacelles; as well as flight deck controls, actuators, servocontrols, motors and sensors for aircraft. These products are used on commercial and defense fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, as well as in weapons and defense systems. The Company has content on a range of commercial aircraft, rotorcraft and business jet platforms, including the Airbus A320, Boeing 787, Bell 429 and Gulfstream G650, and the Company has content on military applications, such as the Blackhawk helicopter, F-35 fighter jet, M1A1 Abrams Tank and guided tactical weapons, such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).
The Company competes with UTC Aerospace Systems, Honeywell, Moog and Parker Hannifin.
The Energy segment designs, produces and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, electricity and motion. These products include power converters, actuators, valves, pumps, injectors, solenoids, ignition systems, governors, electronics and devices that measure, communicate and protect low and medium voltage electrical distribution systems. The Company's products are used on industrial gas turbines, aeroderivative turbines, reciprocating engines, electrical grids, wind turbines and compressors. The equipment on which the Company's products are found is used to extract and distribute fossil and renewable fuels, generate, distribute or store electricity, and to convert fuel to work in marine, mobile, and industrial equipment applications.
The Company competes with Heinzmann GmbH & Co., Robert Bosch AG, L'Orange GmbH, Hoerbiger, GE Multilin, ABB, Siemens, Schweitzer Electric, Areva, Ingeteam, General Electric, Caterpillar, Wartsila and Cummins.
1000 East Drake Road
FORT COLLINS CO 80525