WEG announced in June the acquisition of Instrutech Ltda., manufacturer of electronic sensors for industrial and commercial automation and for human protection.

It is the only Brazilian company that produces this type of equipment and solutions which are widely used while operating machinery in extreme working conditions. Such applications include power tools, plastic injection, wood cutting tables, packaging, conveyors, etc.

Instrutech is a family controlled company founded in 1985 and is headquartered in the capital of the state of São Paulo. In 2009, Instrutech’s total gross revenue was around $5.8 million US dollars.

The acquisition will complement WEG’s line of products with increased added value solutions, which were previously not offered. “This acquisition is aligned with our business strategy,“ says Mr. Harry Schmelzer Jr., WEG President and CEO. “Instrutech’s high quality products will strengthen our position in the market of automation integrated systems and enable us to continue growing in this segment“.

WEG has a wide range of automation products: LV and MV drives, soft-starters, relays, circuit breakers, contactors, pushbuttons, timers, and is also a supplier of complete panel solutions that are engineered and assembled at WEG’s facility in Duluth, GA.

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