Zest was founded in 1980 by James T. Blakemore and has been the leading supplier of Electric motors and Automation for more than 35 years in South Africa. Through the years Zest embarked on an acquisition trail in order to formulate a full electrical service offering to our market.
In June 2010, the WEG Group of Brazil purchased a controlling equity share in South Africa’s home grown Zest Group and In 2013 Zest became a wholly owned subsidiary of WEG.
Zest WEG Electric is the South African arm of the Zest WEG Group. As the Zest WEG Group, we distribute, manufacture and support a diverse electrical offering, encompassing: Electric Motors, Automation, Transmission and Distribution, Power Generation and Electrical Construction. Our focus lies in serving key areas of South and Sub-Saharan Africa’s mining, manufacturing and municipal sectors.