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WEG Electric Corp. Overview

Duluth, GA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
WEG Electric manufactures and distributes industrial and HVAC electric motors and drives to customers worldwide through manufacturing facilities in Latin America and distributing centers in the US. The company is a subsidiary of Brazil's WEG ... Read more

Mission: Continuous and sustainable growth while maintaining simplicity.

WEG wishes to continue growing fast in a sustainable way. The objective is to keep a simple business structure, providing flexibility for our actions. We want to offer the best of both worlds ... Read more

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WEG Electric Corp. – Why Work With Us?

Join the WEG Team!

WEG grows each day and opens new opportunities for innovative and creative people that seek development to grow with the company. If you are one of those people e want to build your career on a solid company with global presence, this is the place for you.


Participation in the results, private pension, health and dental plan, subsidized food, internal ambulatory, school aid / languages, pharmacy card, professional qualification courses, day care, influenza vaccination, work gymnastics, internal library and recreational association.

Experience and determination that turn into accomplishments

Boldness, enthusiasm and commitment are characteristics common to the three men who decided to join experiences in the search for success. Werner Ricardo Voigt, Eggon João da Silva and Geraldo Werninghaus shared a dream that, with a lot of passion and work, has come true.

On September 16th 1961, in the city of Jaraguá do Sul (State of Santa Catarina), an electrician, an administrator and a mechanic combined their knowledge and skills and founded Eletromotores Jaraguá. From the courage of these visionary entrepreneurs the company grew and after some time, the company name changed to WEG, in reference to the initials of the founders. A name that is recognized today as one of the largest manufacturers of electric equipment in the world.

WEG initially produced electric motors, in the 1980s it started to expand its activities, making electrical and electronic parts, products for industrial automation, power and distribution transformers, liquid and powder coatings and electrical insulating varnishes. The company consolidated its position not only as a manufacturer of motors, but also as a supplier of complete industrial electrical systems.

The track record of the organization, conceived by Werner, Eggon and Geraldo, is marked by success. The set of values, beliefs and ideals supported by the founders is deeply rooted in the organization and establishes the winning paths the company has followed along its history. A fearless, dynamic and grand essence is the driving force that keeps WEG working towards success.

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. With over 30 thousand employees, it had net revenue of R$ 11.9 billion in 2018.

In Brazil, the group’s headquarters and main industrial plants are located in Jaraguá do Sul/SC. Other plants are spread over Rio Grande do Sul (Gravataí), Santa Catarina (Blumenau, Guaramirim, Itajaí and Joaçaba), São Paulo (São Paulo, São Bernardo do Campo), Amazonas (Manaus), Espírito Santo (Linhares) and Pernambuco (Jaboatão dos Guararapes).

Overseas, WEG has manufacturing units in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, China, India, USA, Austria and Germany, besides distribution and trading centers in the USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Singapore, India, Russia and United Arab Emirates.


Be a global benchmark for electrical machines with a wide range of product lines, providing full and efficient solutions.

This is our direction: to be recognized globally as a benchmark brand for electrical machines. We will achieve this by supplying efficient, complete solutions and by building strong relationships with our customers.


Human Company, Team Work, Efficiency, Flexibility, Innovation and Leadership. Know more about WEG's values below.

Human Company

We value each individual contribution to our success, and we motivate people by means of integrity, ethics and constant support to personal development.

In 2015 we had over 90 thousand participants in the study courses and scholarships offered by the company, generating more than 2.6 million hours of training.

Team Work

Working as a team, we gather the best knowledge, intelligence and skill to constantly improve our work and benefit our customers.

At WEG, the customer is also part of the team. Working together we can develop the best solutions.


Every day we work to make things better. All products, processes and developments are driven by the desire to increase efficiency.

There are many approaches to efficiency at WEG. Whether it be energy saving, to reduce costs or increase productivity, we work to fulfill the needs of our customers.


We will always develop new efficient ways to respond to the changing needs of the customer.

The history of our company has taught us how to face challenges. Today we control our entire production process. What started as a necessity became the full mastery of the construction technology.


New ideas and technologies ensure the future of the company. That is why we encourage and support an atmosphere of innovation and future development.

We never stop because a product works well. We always look for a way to make it work even better. This constant search for improvement has led to the creation of some of the most efficient products in energy saving available on the market.


Set the benchmark in our relationship with customers.

Our unique way of dealing with people, anticipating their needs and creating bonds is a valued characteristic making our presence remarkable in any market.

“The tripod of sustainability is something that WEG understands, respects and has sought since its foundation; something that is in the DNA of the company, coming directly from the personal convictions of the founders”.

-Harry Schmelzer Jr. , CEO

Environment Management

At WEG, respect for the environment, it is incorporated into our internal management and our relationship with our stakeholders.

Our environmental management is based on preventive measures to environmental challenges, aiming at protecting the environment, where we invest in technologies and in constant improvements of processes through the establishment of environmental goals and targets.

Relations with the Community

Promoting social development is a commitment that we have with the communities of our industrial operations. They are social initiatives of free initiative, in the search to improve the quality of life of the communities.

SDG – Sustainable Development Goals

WEG, as a way of reaffirming its commitment to sustainability, has become a signatory of the Sustainable Development Goals.

WEG Electric Corp. Reviews

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    I have been working at WEG Electric Corp. full-time (More than a year)


    The environment is great and they treat all employees with kindness and respect.


    The only con for me was that I moved and I need to find something closer to where I live now.

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WEG Electric Corp. Photos

WEG Electric Corp. photo of: WEG Transformers USA LLC
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WEG Electric Corp. Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at WEG Electric Corp..


    Pleasant, but not in depth interview. The problem is they never contacted me to let me know if they have made a decision despite my reaching out to them by phone and email. The lack of feedback is not pleasant.

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WEG Electric Corp. Awards & Accolades

  • Quality Award, Eletricidade Moderna, 2019
  • Bronze Prize for Operational Excellence, Atlas Copco, 2018
  • Company Leader of Brazil 2018 in Machinery and Equipment, Business Leaders Group - LIDE, 2018
  • Corporate Sustainability Index Portfolio / Machinery and Equipment Segment, Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3 ), 2018
  • Época Negócios 360º,, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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