Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for more than 40 years.

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for more than 40 years.

Its in-depth understanding of operating conditions, applications and years of experience on the African continent has ensured that the Zest WEG service offering is fit-for-purpose. By leveraging best practice engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Zest WEG is able to offer a range of standard off-the-shelf products as well as end-to-end energy solutions.

From single product installations to individually customised solutions, which are application specific, the latest technology is used to ensure optimum performance and reliability, whilst enhancing energy efficiency. Zest WEG’s product line-up includes low, medium and high voltage electric motors, vibrator motors, variable speed drives, soft starters, switchgear, power and distribution transformers, MCC’s, containerised and mobile substations, mini substations, diesel generator sets, and co-generation and energy solutions as well as electrical and instrumentation engineering construction and project management services in Africa. All products are engineered to facilitate a safe and reliable environment with operational stability and the highest possible production levels as an objective. Reduced maintenance, increased or improved energy efficiency and ease of serviceability assist in lowering the total cost of ownership.

Zest WEG operates local manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The two transformer manufacturing facilities position them as one of the largest manufacturers of mini substations and transformers. Zest WEG’s genset manufacturing facility in Cape Town supplies standard off-the-shelf generator sets as well as custom built application specific units. The electrical enclosure manufacturing facility in Johannesburg focuses on world class electrical instrumentation and control solutions including custom built E-houses.

Supporting customers is key and Zest WEG is constantly reviewing its sales and support network to ensure that customers across the region have access to the highest levels of technical support as well as easy access to products and parts.

Beyond the head office based in Johannesburg, Zest WEG has 8 branches in strategic industrial locations; Cape Town, Durban, Middelburg, Gheberha, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Trichardt and Accra, Ghana. A further 13 distributors ensure the full support of its client base within South Africa. 30 Distributors and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) represent Zest WEG and its products in over 20 African countries, such as Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Globally WEG is doing business in over 135 countries, and have commercial operations in 36 countries. WEG has 45 manufacturing sites in 12 countries, of which 4 are in South Africa.


Our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) approach is aligned with the organisation’s values, policies and strategy.

Zest WEG strives to be responsive to the needs of our communities in which we operate, live and have influence, where we strive to ensure that our ideas, people and resources make a lasting difference. We have taken it upon ourselves to leave a legacy by playing a significant role in shaping t…

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

Zest WEG is committed to ongoing transformation within South Africa and fully supports Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Through its strategic transformation and BBBEE objectives, Zest WEG is able to demonstrate its commitment to uplifting previously disadvantaged individuals.

Zest WEG is focused on creating and maintaining the principle of equal opportunity, and applies the appropriate mix of resources and mindset to underpin this aim. This policy extends to Zest WEG employees, suppliers, business partners and the wider community…


Zest WEG, through its concern for the environment and the planet as whole, is committed to promoting and maintaining a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility through sound strategic business and manufacturing practices.

Zest WEG as part of the global WEG organisation, follows and promotes best practice sustainability methodologies. These are integral to its business operations with the overall aim of reducing the environmental impact of all activities. Zest WEG’s level of commitment extends beyond its own p…


In conjunction with our customer’s need for an ISO 9001 certified supplier and since WEG acquired Zest WEG Group (process began in June 2010) we have implemented a Quality Management System relative to our business. Zest’s system was audited and we were certified as ISO 9001 compliant on the 8th August 2011.

We are audited by BVQI (Brazilian branch) annually to ensure the system is continually improving and that we are still meeting the standard’s requirements. Regulatory, legislative and continuous improvement initiatives ensure that certification programs meet all international and local requirements.