WEG

WEG Electric Corporation

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WEG engages in the production, industrialization, trade, export, and import of industrial motors and other products in Brazil. Its product portfolio includes industrial, electro-mechanical, and electronic systems; rotating electric machines; machinery and equipment in general; devices for the production, distribution, and conversion of electric power; electric materials; programmable controllers; machines parts and components, apparatus and equipment in general. The company also produces products from vegetal and chemical origin for industrial and scientific use.


WEG History


The entrepreneurial success of Werner Ricardo Voigt, Eggon Joao da Silva and Geraldo Werninghaus began on September 16th., 1961, when the three decided to found Eletromotores Jaragua. Years later, the company created by an electrician, a manager and a mechanic would change its name to Eletromotores WEG SA. The name is made of the initials of the three founders.



Success has always been a part of the company's history. As Latin America's largest electric motor manufacturer and one of the world's largest, WEG specializes in branches such as command and protection, speed variation, industrial process automation, power generation and distribution and industrial paints and varnishes.



In Brazil WEG is headquartered and has its main manufacturing units in Jaraguá do Sul, state of Santa Catarina. In the same state are located several other production sites, in Blumenau, Itajaí, Guaramirim e Joaçaba. Other plants in Brazil are located in the states of Rio Grande do Sul (Gravatai), Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Sao Bernardo do Campo and Hortolandia), Espírito Santo (Linhares) and Amazonas (Manaus). Outside Brazil WEG has manufacturing units in Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Portugal, China and India, and distribution & commercialization units in the USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Germany, England, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Singapore, India, Russia and UAE.



Initially manufacturing electric motors, WEG started to diversify during the 80's with the production of electronic components, industrial automation products, power and distribution transformers, liquid and powdered paints and insulating varnishes. More and more, the company is consolidating herself not only as a electric motor manufacturer, but also as a supplier of complete industrial electrical systems.


Manufacturing Capabilities


WEG is an independent international company exporting to more than 100 countries, employing above 22000 people, manufacturing in 5 production units around the world with an annual group sales of 2.3 billion Dollars.



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WEG Electric Corp., currently located in Duluth, Georgia, was incorporated in September 1991 to service the U.S. Market. However, WEG has been selling in the United States since 1977. WEG imports product from WEG plants in Brazil and Mexico for sale throughout the United States. Panels and medium voltage drives are assembled in Duluth, Georgia.



WEG Electric Corp. employs 200+ people in the United Sales with sales exceeding $200M. WEG Electric Corp. is active in the community, is a Chairman’s Club Member of the Gwinnet Chamber of Commerce, and is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. WEG Electric Corp. Employees also participate in many fundraising activities through the year



WEG supports Green Initiatives such as the implementation of a company-wide recycling program, the use of green chemicals for office cleaning, the elimination of Styrofoam cups, and installation of HVAC economizers on rooftop units and an energy management system to enhance overall energy efficiency.



WEG supports Green Initiatives such as the implementation of a company-wide recycling program, the use of green chemicals for office cleaning, the elimination of Styrofoam cups, and installation of HVAC economizers on rooftop units and an energy management system to enhance overall energy efficiency.



Global Presence


WEG is known for its global sales and service capabilities which allow us to provide custom solutions all over the world. With a full range of IEC/NEMA Global Certifications and a full-line of low, medium, and high voltage motors, WEG can supply the right motor for your needs anywhere in the world.