Austrian geared motor manufacturer becomes WEG Gear Systems
Posted to News on 14th May 2024, 12:05

Austrian geared motor manufacturer becomes WEG Gear Systems

Austrian manufacturer of geared motors and drive solutions, Watt Drive Antriebstechnik is taking on a central role in the WEG Group - of which it has been part since 2011, and will now be known as WEG Gear Systems.

Austrian geared motor manufacturer becomes WEG Gear Systems

Under the new name WEG Gear Systems, the company's site will be upgraded to a competence centre for gear technology and will be responsible for the Group's global business for gears and geared motors with immediate effect.

"The new company name expresses the affiliation to our parent company WEG even more clearly and further increases awareness of the WEG brand in Austria as well," explains Klaus Sirrenberg, managing director at WEG Gear Systems. "In this way, we can make even better use of the global presence and leading market position of our parent company to further expand our position as a provider of drive solutions and specialist in gear technology worldwide."

The company was founded in 1972 as an engineering office for drive technology by engineer Hans Wustinger. This was followed by expansion with its own assembly plant and production machines for small series production. In 1990, the company was given the name Watt Drive Antriebstechnik and the location in Markt Piesting in southern Lower Austria, including its own production department for gear components and the assembly plant.

This was followed by the establishment of branches in Germany and South East Asia. The takeover by the WEG Group took place in 2011 and the gradual integration into the Group began with major investments in the conversion and renovation of the production halls and warehouses. Now Watt Drive Antriebstechnik has officially become WEG Gear Systems.


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UNITED KINGDOM

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