The Delomatic 3 was conceived as the backbone for a new flexible generation of generator controls. Before long, systems were sold to 25 percent of all new decentralised combined heat and power plants in Denmark. The success provided DEIF with the sustenance to continue the development of the system.
DEIF was serious about supplying energy solutions. As a consequence, the next strategic step was self-evident: To enter into the market for renewable energy. However, many factors had to be considered before attempting to develop a wind turbine genset controller. Indeed, the best solution seemed to be simply to acquire a company with the necessary expertise.
In 2004, Toke Foss came into contact with a small manufacturer of systems for wind turbines: West Control. The company was on the look-out for a bigger partner, who was able to offer both capital and knowledge. The timing was perfect.
DEIF took over West Control’s activities and moved them to Skive. Soon, renewable energy had become DEIF’s new product line.
Technologically, the acquisition of West Control provided important input in the development phase of Delomatic’s fourth generation. Thus, the Delomatic 4 became a shared platform for traditional genset controls and controls for wind and hydro generators. In 2006, the Delomatic 4 was introduced as DEIF’s solution for controlling the environmentally friendly energy sources of the future.