WEG SA engages in the production and trade of capital goods such as electric motors, generators and transformers, gear units, and geared motors. It operates through the Brazil and Foreign segments. The Brazil segment covers industry and energy operations which include distribution of single phase and triple phase motors, equipment and services for industrial automation, paints, and varnishes. The Foreign segment offers operations carried out by subsidiaries. The company was founded by Eggon João da Silva, Werner Ricardo Voigt, and Geraldo Werninghaus on June 9, 1961 and is headquartered in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.