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WEG announces acquisition of North American Bluffton Motor Works

Jaragua do Sul, March 28, 2016 – WEG S.A. (Bovespa: WEGE3 / OTC: WEGZY) announced the acquisition of Bluffton Motor Works, LLC. (“Bluffton”), an electric motor manufacturer with headquarters in Bluffton, Indiana, USA.

Founded in 1944, Bluffton specializes in manufacturing fractional electric motors up to 5 HP, offering a wide range of customized products to customers in the United States. Market segments served include food & beverage processing, industrial and commercial equipment manufacturing, pumping and ventilation, among others. Bluffton headquarters occupies approximately 400,000 square feet, and the company employs over 400 people.

According to Mr. Luis Alberto Tiefensee, WEG’s Motors Managing Director, Bluffton is recognized for excellence in engineering and manufacturing of fractional motors for custom applications, which is aligned with WEG’s focus for the US market.

“This acquisition is strategic to expand and to provide greater flexibility to WEG’s capabilities in the world’s largest market for fractional electric motors. It also brings major product line expansion, which complements our current product portfolio for North America”, Tiefensee explains.

For more information, contact us:

Investor Relations
Luis Fernando Oliveira
(47) 3276-6367
Twitter: @weg_ir

Corporate Communications
Andressa Cristina Pereira
(47) 3276-4295
Twitter: @weg_wr

About WEG – Founded in 1961, WEG operates mainly in the sector of capital goods and is one of the largest world manufacturers of electric-electronic equipment, having five main businesses: Motors, Energy, Transmission and Distribution, Automation and Coatings. WEG has manufacturing units in 11 countries and is present in more than 100 countries, servicing all industrial segments, including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, steel, pulp and paper, renewable energy, among many others. With over 31 thousand employees, WEG”s Net Revenues reached R$ 9.8 billion in 2015.

Bluffton Motor Works Announces Launch of Swimming Pool Motor Line

Bluffton, IN October 28, 2014– Bluffton Motor Works will launch its new AmeriBlue line of Pool Motors at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Orlando, FL November 5th-7th. Durably constructed using the highest quality components, these motors are Made in the USA. Designed as a direct motor replacement for all of the leading pool pumps in the industry, the AmeriBlue motor will provide an instant quality upgrade over the standard product offerings being used in the market today.

According to Bluffton Motors Works President & CEO, David Nussear, “We are very excited to bring the AmeriBlue product line to the marketplace. Our experience with pumping applications and the synergies of this product to our other lines make this a perfect and natural extension of our product group. Customers have asked us to bring product into this market, and we really felt that the time was right to offer a high quality, durable pool motor to the US consumer that is actually made in the United States. There is definitely a renewed interest in the market for purchasing American made products, and the AmeriBlue motor line offers consumers that very option.”

AmeriBlue offers a wide range of motor ratings in standard NEMA C-Face and Square Flange mounting options. Power ratings begin at ½hp and continue through 3hp, with models available in both standard and high efficiency designs. Several custom features that make these motors unique have been incorporated into the product design. These features ensure durability and increased longevity for the swimming pool environment.

EY announces Bluffton Motor Works, President & CEO David Nussear is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in the Midwest!

Bluffton, Indiana, May 12, 2014 – EY today announced that David Nussear, President and CEO of Bluffton Motor Works, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr Nussear was selected as a finalist from nearly 80 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 18 at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Upon notification of his nomination, Mr. Nussear was quoted as saying “I am very appreciative and humbled to have been nominated as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the year. This is quite an honor, and I share this recognition with the team we have put together at Bluffton Motor Works, for it is truly through their dedication to our customers that has made us so successful.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

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For more information please contact:

Phil Nussear, Marketing Manager
Bluffton Motor Works
410 E. Spring Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Office: (260)-827-2378

DC Products Group, an affiliate of Bluffton Motor Works LLC announces acquisition of RAE Corporation

DC Products Group, an affiliate of Bluffton Motor Works LLC is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of RAE Corporation, an Illinois-based manufacturer of permanent magnet brush type fractional horsepower DC motors, gear motors, wound field motors, and controls.

Founded in 1946, RAE Corporation has been providing high quality motion control products to a wide variety of industries throughout the United States. RAE’s ability to offer custom design solutions to the toughest applications is what sets them apart from most other DC motor manufacturers. We expect the acquisition of RAE Corporation to greatly strengthen our position in the fractional brushed DC motor market by providing custom design capabilities, as well as a line of stock motor products and controls.


To learn more about this acquisition, our expanded product line or our new control capabilities, please contact:

Phil Nussear, Marketing Manager
Bluffton Motor Works
410 E. Spring Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Office: (260)-827-2378

Bluffton Motor Works Acquires Electric Motors North.

Bluffton Motor Works has recently acquired Electric Motors North, a manufacturer of DC armatures and fractional Universal and DC brushed motors. Offering motor HP ranges from 1/20-1HP. Located in Tipp City, Ohio, they have a proven quality record of 99.8%. The combined management experience is over 75 years in motor manufacturing. Bluffton Tipp City can supply products for the following industry applications: medical equipment, pumps, turntables, textile machinery, reeling equipment, and many more.

Bluffton Tipp City offers full engineering and machining services that can accommodate your particular application.

Contact information

Bluffton Motor Works- Tipp City
319 South First Street, Tipp City, OH 45371
Phone: 937-667-2200
Fax: 937-667-2200

Bluffton Motor Works Acquires Toledo Gearmotor Company, Inc.

Bluffton Motor Works has recently acquired Toledo Gearmotor Company, a manufacturer of right angle worm gear reducers and inline parallel shaft gear reducers. Located in Sylvania, Ohio, the company has been producing quality gearmotors and gear reducers at competitive prices since 1948. They supply products for the following industry applications: turf and garden, wire winding and stripping, egg tables, mixers, overhead doors, gate operators, curtains, conveyors, winches, packaging machinery, and car wash equipment.

Select from their product line or request a customized unit to fit your exact specifications. Toledo Gearmotor Company offers full engineering and machining services that can accommodate your particular application.

Contact information

Toledo Gearmotor Company, Inc.
5439 Roan Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560
Toll Free: 800-488-7072
Phone: 419-885-3769

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