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Wellington Motors First to be Awarded Energy Efficiency Label

Wellington Drive Technologies Limited, (“Wellington”) the developer and manufacturer of energy efficient motors and FIDE, the Mexican energy efficiency labelling program, have announced that Wellington's motors have been awarded FIDE's energy efficiency label.

Wellington's ECR 90, 92 and 82 motors are the first motors to be awarded the label in the fractional and sub-fractional horsepower motor category.

David McShane, President of Wellington (Americas) said: “A new standard is in place that will allow consumers to clearly differentiate between our energy saving motors and traditional inefficient products. We expect FIDE's label to have a strong impact in the energy saving motors industry, just as it did in the appliance and refrigeration sectors.”

Ing. Eugenio Almanza, FIDE, said: “Wellington's motors save over fifty percent of the energy used by traditional products and with millions of small motors running everyday in Mexico, have excellent energy saving potential for our country. FIDE is always looking for new energy efficient technologies, and we are pleased to have established a new technical specification for this important category of products.”

Fractional and sub-fractional horsepower motors are used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration. Fractional and sub-fractional horsepower motors (less than one horsepower = 746W) are used mainly in domestic and commercial applications, while motors over one horsepower are used mainly in industrial applications.

Wellington designs and manufactures energy saving motors used in commercial and residential appliances such as supermarket refrigerators, bottle coolers, vending machines, washing machines and ventilation units. Last year, the company announced its partnership with Vendo de Mexico, the manufacturer of bottle coolers, refrigerated display cases, vending machines and freezers, to supply 400,000 of its energy saving electronically commutated refrigeration motors.

Wellington's electronically commutated (ECM) motors have a much higher efficiency and a lower environmental impact than traditional motors. In terms of cost savings, a traditional motor costs an estimated $60 to power per annum, while a comparable Wellington motor would cost an average of $17 to power per annum, making Wellington's motors a very cost effective solution.

Dr Ross Green, Wellington's CEO said: “the FIDE certification confirms Wellington as the market leader in our industry and, like the ENERGY STAR® partnership established last year, fits perfectly with the company's commitment to bring energy saving, sustainable products into the mainstream.”

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