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WEG announces acquisition of North American Bluffton Motor Works

March 28, 2016

Jaraguá 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.

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Bluffton Motor Works Announces Launch of Swimming Pool Motor Line

October 29, 2014

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.

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EY announces Bluffton Motor Works, President & CEO David Nussear of Bluffton Motor Works, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest.

 June 04, 2014

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.

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

November 04, 2013

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.

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