Welcome to Worldwide Electric
WorldWide Electric is a leading manufacturer of quality, affordable electric motors, motor controls, and gear reducers. We are also an exclusive master distributor of Hyundai Electric’s low-voltage electric motors and drives, and following our acquisition of Louis Allis in March 2020, we now proudly offer custom specialty motors and factory re-certified motors too. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, we’ve been passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience since our inception in 1998. Our objective is and always has been to exceed our customers’ expectations when it comes to product availability, value, and the speed & quality of service.
Exceptional Customer Support
Your highly available, dedicated sales team is committed to going above and beyond to exceed your expectations when it comes to speed and quality of service.
In addition to our standard customer service hours of 8AM to 7PM Eastern Time, we are also available to assist you with after-hours emergency orders. Call us any time at 800-808-2131.
Same Day Shipping Available
Most orders placed before 2PM local warehouse time are eligible for same day shipping! We stock over $30 million in inventory across our 6 regional warehouses to ensure that we have what you need, when you need it.
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Worldwide Electric Corporation History
Founded at the Dining Room Table
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 motor programs at both Ajax and WEG. Shortly after WEG purchased Ajax, Rick and Fred decided to take their expertise in sales and motor sourcing to build their own company, and WorldWide Electric Corporation was born at Rick Simmonds’ dining room table.
The Addition of Gear Reducers
In early 2005, WorldWide Electric added gear reducer product lines with the launch of WorldWide Electric gear reducer brands. Today, WorldWide Electric offers a more extensive selection of gear reducers including shaft mount reducers, worm gear reducers, helical-inline gear reducers, and helical-bevel gear reducers.
A Partnership with Hyundai Electric
In 2010, WorldWide Electric added Hyundai’s internationally recognized motor line. Working together, WorldWide Electric and Hyundai further developed the Hyundai Crown Triton TEFC and explosion proof lines in addition to IEEE-841 motors. Today, WorldWide Electric continues to partner with Hyundai Electric as the exclusive master distributor of Hyundai Crown Triton motors in the United States.
Expansion into Hyundai Drives
In 2013, WorldWide Electric partnered with Hyundai to offer a line of Hyundai Electric low-voltage variable frequency drives to the US market. Today, WorldWide Electric continues to offer Hyundai N700E variable frequency drives on their own and in enclosed drive packages.
Acquisition of Louis Allis
In March 2020, WorldWide Electric acquired Louis Allis, a specialty motor company based outside of Birmingham, Alabama. The combination of the two companies established WorldWide Electric Corporation as a single source for a full range of reliable standard off-the-shelf products, modified standard products, and full custom specialty products.
Continuing to Put Customers First
Today, WorldWide Electric Corporation offers a full line of top-quality, affordable motors, motor controls, and gear reducers from the WorldWide Electric and Hyundai Electric brands. The company continues to live by Rick Simmonds’ customer-centric philosophy, providing a large selection of in-stock inventory and fast shipping, all backed by exceptional customer support.
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.