WEG is planning to install a new low voltage electric motor plant in Hosur, India. With investments of approximately US$ 20 million, the plant will contain 13,000 square meters of built area with the capacity to produce up to 250,000 electric motors per year, reaching powers of up to 355 kW.
In addition to the production of low voltage electric motors, the unit will also have product development and application engineering services, sales and technical assistance to serve customers in this market.
According to Luis Alberto Tiefensee, WEG Motors Managing Director, the new unit will facilitate the company's penetration of the low-voltage motor market in India and expand its participation in the local market with new opportunities. “In addition to increasing our production portfolio located in India and strengthening distribution capacity, we will be able to enter a very promising market by maintaining our quality standard in both products and service. We are increasingly strengthening our presence as a Global Player in low voltage electric motors”, explains.
The new unit, expected to start operating in 2021, will be built in the same place where WEG already has a factory for medium and high voltage induction motors and synchronous and asynchronous generators, and will employ approximately 320 new employees.
WEG started its activities in India in 2011, with a factory with 32,000 square meters built on an area of 170,000 square meters. The unit serves Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania, and employs 800 people in the country.