The South Korean government, through KEMCO, has just awarded WEG low voltage W21 motors with the local Energy Efficiency Grade Label – MEPS. The supply for South Korea will be made by the WEG Nantong plant in China.

The recently accredited WEG Singapore sales distributors are already working to sell the equipment in the country. With this, WEG enters a market estimated in US$ 200 million where the government prioritizes sustainable energy solutions.

South Korea was the first country in the region to introduce the regulation of minimum efficiency for low voltage three-phase motors of 0.75kW to 200kW in January of 2010. “This certification is aligned with WEG’s strategy of supplying reliable high efficiency motors and with this expand its participation in a market concerned with the quality of its products”, explains Djalma Luis Wolf, Director for WEG Singapore and responsible for the commercial sales strategy for Southeast Asia.

Inspection and approval

The preparation of the projects and development of the products with the specifications required by the government of South Korea began in July of 2009 and the process was concluded in February this year with the visit of South Korean inspectors. Researcher Moon Jae Won and engineer Jun Hee Deuk, both from the KETI laboratory, accredited by KEMCO, accompanied by WEG Singapore Sales Executive, Lee Joohyung, were in Brazil to audit the final tests at WEG Motores. The certification was granted in March of this year.

The team of WEG professionals who work in the plant laboratories did an outstanding job. In less than one month, over 60 tests were made to ensure the efficiency level required by the South Korean government.