WEG has announced the construction of a new electric motor factory in Santo Tirso, Portugal. The company intends to invest 23.5 million euros to build 22.600 m² of manufacturing facilities on the same area where WEG already has a 16,300 m² low voltage industrial motor factory. This investment will allow a strategic production capacity increase for the European market.
WEG´s plan with the new unit is to expand the production of large electric motors and transfer its factory located in Maia to Santo Tirso, centralizing all operations in a single manufacturing site.
Alberto Kuba
, Managing Director of WEG Motors – Industrial Business Unit, said: «We are not only making investments to increase production capacity, but also improving our operations in Portugal. In addition to moving the production of medium and high voltage, explosion-proof motors, electrical panels, automation solutions and service support to Santo Tirso, we are also planning to increase electrical motors range for larger sizes in the country».
The new factory in Santo Tirso should start operating in the first quarter of 2024 and will allow creation of around 100 new jobs.