WEG invests £213m to expand business in China and Mexico

WEG, a manufacturer of drive technology, automation equipment, power generation/distribution solutions and electric motors, is investing £213m over the next five years to expand motor production in Mexico and China.

In Mexico, investments will expand local production capacity, making it similar to WEG’s largest industrial plant in Jaraguá do Sul (SC), Brazil. The project includes the construction of an iron foundry that will supply all the needs for machined cast components for all industrial electric motors frame sizes manufactured in Mexico.  The planned investments are £130m over the next five years.

In China, investments of £83m are planned until 2020 for the construction of a new industrial motor manufacturing plant in Rugao, a technological and industrial development zone 40 miles away from Nantong and 110 miles from Shanghai. The investments are in addition to the existing developments at WEG’s Nantong operation.