Founded in 1961, WEG operates mainly in the sector of capital goods and is one of the largest world manufacturers of electric-electronic equipment, having five main businesses: Motors, Energy, Transmission and Distribution, Automation and Coatings. With over 29 thousand employees, it had net revenue of R$ 6.8 billion in 2013.
In Brazil, the group’s headquarters and main industrial plants are located in Jaraguá do Sul/SC. Other plants are spread over Rio Grande do Sul (Gravataí), Santa Catarina (Blumenau, Guaramirim, Itajaí and Joaçaba), São Paulo (São Paulo, São Bernardo do Campo), Amazonas (Manaus), Espírito Santo (Linhares). Overseas, WEG has manufacturing units in Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, China, India, USA, Austria and Germany, besides distribution and trading centers in the USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Singapore, India, Russia and United Arab Emirates