At the beginning of 2014, Wind Denmark (formerly known as the Danish Wind Industry Association) started a network group consisting of Suppliers with an interest in quality assurance. To strengthen the network, wind turbine manufacturers and utility companies were invited to participate on equal footing with the Suppliers.
In February 2014, the first meeting in Wind Denmark’s Quality Assurance (QA) network took place. This marked the very beginning of quality assurance cooperation between wind turbine manufacturers, utility companies and Suppliers within the Danish wind industry, and subsequently the idea of APQP4Wind was born.
With facilitation from Wind Denmark and support from the Danish Industry Foundation, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Vestas Wind Systems shared leadership of the APQP4Wind project running from 2015 to 2018 in cooperation with KK Wind Solutions and LM Wind Power.
In August 2018, APQP4Wind was established as an independent organization with global reach and a board of directors representing GE Renewable Energy, KK Wind Solutions, LM Wind Power, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Vestas Wind Systems, and Wind Denmark.