Nidec Global Appliance, Austria, acquired Embraco, a Brazil-based manufacturer of refrigeration solutions. This transaction amplifies Nidec Global Appliance’s worldwide capillarity and innovation capabilities, and sets up a solid base in the United States.

Nidec Global Appliance’s footprint now encompasses a pool of 11 manufacturing plants, six research and development centers, three sales offices and one global business support center, distributed throughout eight countries, including Brazil, United States, Mexico, Slovakia, China, Russia, Romania, and Italy, and sustained by a workforce of 14,000 people. The annual production volume of motors and compressors combined is around 60 million, commercialized in over 80 countries across the globe.

“The attributes of Nidec Global Appliance brands results in a complete and high-quality portfolio of solutions for household and commercial appliances, thus improving a customer-centric approach and market presence, while leveraging productivity through synergies and exchange of good practices among the factories,” says Valter Taranzano, chief executive officer of Nidec Global Appliance.