APQP4Wind is a non-profit organization founded by world-leading Wind Turbine Manufacturers and Suppliers.
The background for APQP4Wind is the continuous quality improvement that is needed to keep pace with the ongoing trend towards decreases in the Levelized Cost of Energy within the wind industry.
APQP is a well-known concept within the automotive industry and has been the backbone for maturing quality performance at Manufacturers and Suppliers for decades. In the context of APQP4Wind, the concept of APQP is adapted to the business areas and special conditions differentiating wind from automotive.
APQP4Wind aims to make the process of product quality assurance demands (APQP) as well as the product release process (PPAP) as clear as possible.
The standards made available in APQ4Wind have been created to substitute company-specific procedures and set aligned methods and procedures for all Suppliers and Sub Suppliers nationally and internationally. The APQP4Wind Manual and corresponding Toolbox defines the framework for quality requirements and provides recommended formats and templates.