With a legacy dating back to George Westinghouse, TECO-Westinghouse is a longstanding world leader in manufacturing electric motors from fractional 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. Our motors and generators are utilized in petroleum, chemical, pulp, paper, mining, marine propulsion, steel, electric utility and other industries throughout the world.
Westinghouse Gas Turbine Systems Division (1971-1974)
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Gas Turbine Systems Division out of Lester, Pennsylvania formed a task force in 1969 to initiate construction of a new turbine manufacturing factory and the city of Round Rock, Texas was selected as the site for the new facility. Ground was broken in late 1971, with some manufacturing operations commencing in September 1972, and final construction completing late 1973. A total of 26 – 501AA Gas Turbines were produced before operations were terminated in January 1975 due to the energy crisis and drastic drop in demand for new turbines.
Westinghouse Heavy Industrial Motor Division (HIMD) (1975-1988)
In January 1975, a task force was formed by Westinghouse Large Rotating Apparatus Division of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to transition much of their large motor manufacturing to the Round Rock facility. HIMD was chartered on July 1, 1975, and the plant was re-configured and re-tooled to suit the change in product. New motors began shipping in December 1976, with the shipment of the first DC excavator motor, followed by the first AC induction motor in June 1977, and the first synchronous motor later in 1978.
Westinghouse Motor Company (WMC) (1988-1997)
In 1988, Westinghouse Motor Company was established 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 acquired all Westinghouse Electric Corporation shares in the joint venture and made a decision to manufacture more standardized products in Round Rock in order to reduce lead-time and better support the local market. This resulted in a significant investment in the Round Rock facility by the parent company.
TECO-Westinghouse (TECO-Westinghouse) (1997-Present)
In 1997, the decision was made to change the company name from Westinghouse Motor Company to TECO-Westinghouse (TECO-Westinghouse) in order to start promoting the TECO name in the North American market. Concurrent with the name change, TECO-Westinghouse made a long-term commitment to provide aftermarket service on its and other manufacturer’s motors and motor-related products. The TECO-Westinghouse Service Division was thus created to focus on sales, customer service, product re-design, engineering and problem solving.
In 1998, TECO American, TECO’s Houston based cast frame motor distribution business, was acquired by TECO-Westinghouse and all TECO motor operations in the USA were consolidated into TECO-Westinghouse with the resultant expansion of the product lines to include purchase/resale of NEMA T-Frame motors and TECO Designed motors. This gave TECO-Westinghouse responsibility for sales, marketing, and distribution for TECO products in the USA.
In 1999, TECO-Westinghouse started a Controls Division in Round Rock to assemble and distribute low voltage variable frequency Drive products and distribute motor soft-start control products under the TECO-Westinghouse name.
In 2007, TECO-Westinghouse, under contract with DeWind Company, began assembling wind turbines. The project ceased in 2013.
In 2009, TECO-Westinghouse began development of a medium voltage variable frequency drive, and in 2014, shipped its first VersaBridge™ Medium Voltage Drive.
Today, TECO-Westinghouse is in the unique position of being able to provide quality motors, generators, drives, and complete power solutions, all from our headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. This capability, combined with our global manufacturing resources, uniquely position the TECO-Westinghouse to serve all of our customer needs and realize a healthy return on investment to our parent company.