The grand opening of this facility, designed to be one of the most important in Latin America, is a huge milestone in the history of the electric industry. Décio da Silva, president of the WEG Board of Directors, Sérgio Schwartz, WEG Vice Executive President and Eufemio Jiménez, President of Voltran, together cut the ceremonial ribbon at the inauguration. Special guest Carolina Monroy Del Mazo, Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Mexico, also graced the ceremony.
WEG Transformadores de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. is a joint investment between the WEG headquarters in Brazil and the WEG branch in Mexico. The total area equals 78.8 thousand square meters of which 10.5 thousand square meters is constructed area. The new plant is designed to produce 22 power transformers every month. Such manufacturing capacity is only possible with state-of-the-art equipment for the winding and drying processes of the coils. There is also a modern laboratory that performs tests on transformers up to 300 MVA with voltages of up to 525 KV.
The construction of this plant started in March of 2008 and the first transformer was manufactured in 2009. The creation of this unit is the result of the expansion of the market and the demand for transformers in North America.
With this plant, WEG consolidates its presence worldwide. Besides this new plant, WEG also has a unit in Mexico which manufactures low and medium voltage motors, generators and control panels for automation.
WEG is currently spread all over the world with manufacturing sites in Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Argentina, China and India and also 22 branches on 5 continents.