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About WorldWide Electric

Headquartered in Rochester NY, WorldWide Electric is the largest independent manufacturer / importer of industrial electric motors in the United States. In 2010, we became the exclusive master distributor and representative for Hyundai Electric’s electric motors for North America.

We pride ourselves on our leading edge technology, incomparable customer service, and product availability. When you contact us, you will always speak with a live person who can answer your questions and fulfill the specific needs of your order. We even provide 24/7 service for any emergency and have five warehouses with $25 million worth of readily available inventory that can be shipped to meet your needs.

WorldWide provides customers with the best products, competitive prices, and superior customer service.

Our low voltage product line includes both single phase (⅓-10 HP) & three phase (⅓-600 HP) motors from 1/3 horsepower through 600 horsepower. Worldwide Electric also manufactures a line of shaft mount reducers and right angle worm gear reducers, a complete line of motor controls, soft starts, variable frequency drives, and enclosed drives. Through Hyundai, we offer general purpose TEFC, IEEE-841, UL explosion proof, Marine Duty and ABS Type Approval (so motors can be selected by ship designers, builders, owners to be placed aboard an ABS-classed vessel). All of our motors are specifically designed to meet the requirements to domestic and international standards for use in chemical, mining, power generation, steel plants, municipal water, and oil and gas applications.

Same Day & Next Day Shipment Options Available

We stock over $25 million worth of products in five regionally located warehouses: Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles.

Top Industries Served:

Whether your industry includes agriculture, oil & gas, aggregate, water, or hydraulics, we’ll help you find an affordable, high quality, and energy efficient solution that best suits your application.

WorldWide Electric Corporation History


WorldWide Electric Corporation was founded by Mr. Rick Simmonds and Mr. Fred Rosen in 1998. As former managers in the Ajax Motor Corporation from 1980 to 1997, Rick and Fred managed both AJAX and WEG motor programs until such time that WEG purchased Ajax. Remaining through the acquisition for only a short period of time, Rick and Fred decided to take their expertise in both sales and motor sourcing to build their own company, and WorldWide Electric Corporation (WWE) was born from the dining room table of Mr. Rick Simmonds.

Stemming from their motor program management days at Ajax, Rick and Fred both had developed extensive knowledge of Brazil and Asia, and in particular China. Through regular visits to these countries, they became intimately familiar with each country’s manufacturing capabilities. Using this knowledge, they selected Beijing Electric as their primary source for WorldWide Electric branded motors. Beijing Electric was already well known for its production for Westinghouse, TECO Westinghouse, and Ajax Motor Corporation. The new WorldWide Electric brand of Beijing motors flourished, allowing WWE to expand quickly into complimentary product lines such as motor controls and gearing. In that same era, WWE became a National distributor for Siemens brand motor control products for select market segments and products.


In early 2005, product line additions were made in gearing with the launch of WWE reducer brands from both China and Taiwan.


In 2010, as WWE Corporation continued to expand its presence in the US marketplace, it soon added the internationally recognized motor line from Hyundai Electric. Hyundai’s path to the United States had previously included a contract with General Electric Company as the X$D premier motor line. As that relationship dissolved, WWE would step in to provide U.S. market leadership and guidance to Hyundai. Working together, WWE would help HHI further develop its Crown TritonTEFC and explosion proof lines in addition to IEEE-841 motors, all inverter duty rated.


In 2013, the two firms would work together again to offer a Hyundai Electric variable frequency drives line in low voltage.


Today, WorldWide Electric Corporation presents a full line of motors, motor controls and gearing sourced from the United States, China, Korea and Taiwan. All of which carry the finest certifications available in today’s marketplace including, but not limited to, UL, UR, CSA, CE and ISO. With almost 40 years of experience, the management and ownership of WorldWide Electric makes available one of the most quality tested/assured and diverse lines of electrical-mechanical products in the industry today.

Interested in a Career at WorldWide Electric?

If you are looking for an environment that is fast-paced, sales focused, and customer oriented, we may have an opportunity for you. Follow the link below to submit your resume for consideration.

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