Wurth Service Supply is the latest wind-energy industry supplier to open a business in the Wichita area.
The German company is opening a logistics and distribution center in 25,000 square feet at 3002 W. Pawnee. It will create 10 new jobs.
Wurth supplies fasteners and fastener systems to Siemens Energy in Hutchinson, but it also supplies Coleman and Agco.
"Wichita provides us with an excellent location to support our wind energy, agricultural and regional industrial customer base," John Fuerst, president and CEO, Wurth Service Supply, said in a news release.
The company received training incentives and tax credits from the state, but no local incentives.
Wurth adds to Kansas' growing cluster of wind energy businesses, along with AH Industries, Prysmian/Draka, Jupiter Group and Tindall Corp.
"In today's economy any deal is a big deal," said Debra Teufel, a managing director of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.
David Bossemeyer, a managing director at the GWEDC, said the area is in the running for a number of other wind-related businesses, some small and some quite large.
"As more companies come here, I think we are getting a harder look," he said.
Bradley Tidemann at J.P. Weigand & Sons assisted with the deal.