WEG acquires Bluffton Motor Works
March 31, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 31, 2016 – WEG S.A. announced the acquisition of Bluffton Motor Works, an electric motor manufacturer with headquarters in Indiana.
Founded in 1944, Bluffton specializes in manufacturing fractional electric motors up to 5 HP, offering a range of customized products. Market segments served include food and beverage processing, industrial and commercial equipment manufacturing, pumping and ventilation, among others. The company headquarters occupies about 400,000 square feet.
According to 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 U.S. 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 says.