Teco Westinghouse shares one of the world’s most prolific and successful engineering histories — emanating from George Westinghouse’s acquisition of patents from Nikola Tesla in 1888, for a polyphase AC system and an induction motor.
Now, with over 100 years of experience in motor design and application, Teco Westinghouse proudly continues this tradion of engineering excellence into the 21st century as a premier supplier of AC and DC motors and generators. Ranging from fractional hp ratings to 100,000 hp, these high-quality machines are used to drive pumps, fans, compressors, rolling mills, grinders, crushers, and a variety of other rugged applications. Teco Westinghouse motors and generators are utilized in petroleum, chemical, pulp, paper, mining, marine propulsion, steel, electric utility and other industries throughout the world.
The Westinghouse Motor Company (WMC) was established in 1988 as a joint venture between Westinghouse Electric and TECO Electric and Machinery Co., Ltd. Under this arrangement, WMC designed and manufactured large, custom AC and DC products at our Texas facility, whereas, less custom products were manufactured by TECO’s modern manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and Malaysia with WMC providing design, drafting, final assembly, and testing for such products. WMC marketed, sold, and distributed these products throughout the North American market under the Westinghouse Motor Company name.
In 1995, TECO’s role changed from investor/ supplier to owner/ supplier with the acquisition of all Westinghouse Electric Corporation shares in the joint venture. At this point in time, TECO made a decision to manufacture more standardized products in Round Rock in order to reduce lead-time to support the local market. This resulted in a significant investment in the Round Rock facility by the parent company.
In 1997 the decision was made to change the company name from Westinghouse Motor Company to TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company (TWMC) in order to start promoting the TECO name in the North American market. Concurrent with the name change, TWMC made a long-term commitment to provide service on TWMC and other manufacturer’s motor and motor related products. The TWMC Service Division was created to focus on sales, customer service, product re-design, engineering and problem solving.
In 1998, TECO American was acquired by TWMC and all TECO motor operations in the USA were consolidated into TWMC with the resultant expansion of the product lines to include purchase/ resale of NEMA T-frame motors and TECO Designed motors. This gave TWMC responsibility for sales, marketing, and distribution for TECO products in the USA.
In 1999, TWMC opened a Controls Division in Round Rock to assemble Variable Frequency Drive products and distribute motor soft-start control products under the TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company name.
Today, TWMC is in a unique position of being able to provide quality motors, generators, drives, and power solutions, all from our headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. This capability, combined with our global manufacturing resources, uniquely position the TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company to serve all our customer needs and realize a healthy return on investment to our parent company.
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