WEG celebrated its 50th birthday on 16th September. In five decades the company has evolved from a proprietary supplier of electric motors to become a major global solutions provider of power supply, power distribution, power transmission and turnkey automation systems.

Its global sales now exceed the US$3-billion mark, representing increasing success across a wide range of product groups, including the latest generation of transformers and generators, LV control gear, inverter drive systems, soft starters, LV and HV motors, ATEX- compliant explosion proof motors, smoke extraction motors and full turnkey systems. In addition, WEG has recently made a significant strategic expansion of its product portfolio, and achieved synergies for its automation and control products through the creation of a joint venture for the manufacture of wind turbines with Spanish company M Torres Olvega Industrial (MTOI).

WEG’s global growth is underpinned by 16 modern manufacturing plants worldwide.