WEG just announced the acquisition of Stardur Tintas Especiais Ltda., a company specialized in the production and sales of industrial paints.
Located in Indaiatuba, state of São Paulo (Brazil), Stardur has 250 employees, with manufacturing facilities of 10,000 square meters and net revenues of approximately US$ 40 million in 2011.

The portfolio of Stardur products includes paints with low and high content solids, paints for engineered plastics, water-soluble paints, coil coating and paints for the automotive repainting segment.

"Besides allowing WEG to enter the automotive industrial segment, this acquisition strengthens our expertise in offering high technology products for a wide variety of applications in the main global market segments such as oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical, shipbuilding and offshore, appliances and others", says Reinaldo Richter, WEG Tintas Managing Director.

Leader in the Brazilian powder coatings market, this WEG Group company - WEG Tintas - also manufactures and sells liquid, anti-corrosive and marine application paints for different market segments. Headquartered in the town of Guaramirim (SC), WEG Tintas was founded in 1983 and has manufacturing units in Mauá (Brazil), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), and has more than 600 employees.