PlantaRAFAELA motores s.a. is a company specialized in designing and manufacturing vacuum pumps for cars and light commercial vehicles. In this field, it is the most important of all America for its range of products.

The Engineering Dept. have highly specialized personnel for developing revolving, piston and diaphragm type of automotive vacuum pumps and a complete validation test laboratory.

The manufacturing plant is equipped with CNC, machinery center and automatic tool machinery to produce the main components. A pressurized essay room includes fully automatic and computerized test benches for complete traceability of products manufactured.

Main customers

We are suppliers to the following O.E.M and engines manufacturers and aftermarket:

VW: Argentina / Brazil / Germany / Czech Republic (Approved by V.W. Germany)
FORD: Argentina / Brazil (own design)
FIAT ARGENTINA: Argentina (own design)
MWM INTERNATIONAL ENGINES: Argentina / Brazil (own design)
DEUTZ: Argentina (own design)
MSI-PIERBURG: Germany (own design)
FERDINAND BILSTEIN GmbH: Germany (own design)


For aftermarket we produce vacuum pumps applicable to the following engines, which are commercialised in the Argentinian market as well as in MERCOSUR region, European Union, NAFTA region and some countries of Africa.

  • VOLKSWAGEN: 1.6; 1.9
  • FIAT: 1.3; 1.7; 1.9
  • NAVISTAR: V8 7.3 (FORD F250)
  • RENAULT: 2.1
  • FORD: YORK 2.5 (for alternators)
  • PERKINS: 4.203; 4.236; 6.354; 6.305
  • MWM: 4.229; X10; SPRINT
  • VM: 4.92
  • GM: V8 6.5

International Patent

We have registered a new design of the coaxial coupling to solve the problem of premature wear of the FIAT camshaft end groove, where vacuum pump is coupled.

Commercial net

We have an important net of distributors in all the MERCOSUR region and the European Union.


Certificate of Quality System according to ISO 9002 standard by TÜV Rheinland in May 1997. Certificate according to ISO 9001:2000 in September 2003, last validation in December 2008. Certificate according to ISO 9001:2008 in June 2010.

Certificate of Quality System according to ISO/TS 16949:2002 in March 2008, not only for manufacturing vacuum pumps but also for development / design of them. Certificate according to ISO/TS 16949:2009 in June 2010.


2.800 sq, meter-covered areas over a total land of 10.000 sq. meters

Main awards:

Carlos Pellegrini 1997: By UIA (Argentina Industrial Association)
Industrial Merit 1998 / 2001 / 2003 and 2006: By the FISFE (Industrial Federation of Santa Fe).
Industrial Merit 1998: By CCIDC (Centro Comercial e Industrial de Rafaela del Departamento Castellanos)


Our products are exhibited assiduously at the following shows:

  • EQUIP AUTO in Paris – France
  • EQUIP AUTO in Argel – Argelia
  • AUTOMECHANIKA in Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • AUTOMECHANIKA in Frankfurt – Germany
  • AUTOMECHANIKA in Istanbul – Turkey
  • AUTOMECHANIKA in Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • AUTOMECHANIKA in Shangai – China
  • AUTOMEC in Sao Paulo - Brazil
  • AAPEX SHOW in Las Vegas - USA
  • MOTORTEC In Madrid – Spain

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Location: Rafaela - Santa Fe - Argentina
Phone: +54-3492-440004
Fax: +54-3492-440210