Founded in 1961, WEG operates mainly in
the sector of capital goods and is one of the largest world manufacturer
of electric-electronic equipment, with five main product lines: Motors,
Power, Transmission and Distribution, Automation and Coatings. With
over 24 thousand employees, it had a net revenues of R$ 5.2 billion in
2011. The Company headquarters and main manufacturing facilities are
located in Jaraguá do Sul, state of Santa Catarina. Additional plants in
Brazil are located in the states of Rio Grande do Sul (Gravataí), Santa
Catarina (Blumenau, Guaramirim, Itajaí, Joaçaba and São José), São
Paulo (São Paulo, São Bernardo do Campo and Mauá), Amazonas (Manaus),
Espírito Santo (Linhares) and Pernanbuco (Cabo de Santo Agostinho).
Overseas, WEG has manufacturing units in Argentina, México, Portugal,
South Africa, China, India, United States and Austria as well as
distribution and trading centers in the USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile,
Germany, England, Belgium, France Spain, Italy, Sweden, Australia,
Japan, Singapore, India, Russia and United Arab Emirates.