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Top 10 Welding Equipment Manufacturers in the World 2018

Illinois Tool Works

Founded: 1912

Headquarters: Glenview, Illinois, United States


Illinois Tool Works is a Fortune 200 company and supplies welding equipment and consumables under the brand name ITW Welding. It is one of the largest arc welding equipment manufacturers of the world. Miller is a subsidiary of ITW Welding, that manufactures various welding equipment such as stick (SMAW) power sources, MIG power sources, multi-process welders, automated manufacturing systems, and wire feeders. ITW Welding also supplies Miller auto darkening helmets which uses replaceable battery/solar-assist lens technology thereby enabling it to operate in demanding work environments without the need for recharging. ITW Welding also offers a wide range of innovative products, systems, solutions and services that boost productivity of high-volume manufacturers.

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Lincoln Electric

Founded: 1895

Headquarters: Euclid, Ohio


Lincoln Electric ranks among the top 10 welding equipment manufacturers of the world. The welding equipment produced by this company includes stick, TIG, MIG, multi-process, advanced process, and multi-operator welders, engine drives, submerged arc equipment, and wire feeders. Lincoln Electric also designs and develops highly effective vacuum systems that remove and filter welding fumes in confined spaces. The automation division of this company incorporates robotic arc welding equipment and automated welding systems into production processes. This helps in decreasing manufacturing costs and improving weld quality and productivity for several end-user industries including heavy fabrication, automotive/transportation, pipeline, maintenance and repair and offshore industries.


Founded: 1927

Headquarters: Illinois, United States


Grainger is among the largest welding safety equipment manufacturers in the world. The company boasts of a world class supply chain network across the US and offers same day pickup and next day delivery options. It has about 250 branches in the US that provide a wide range of 1.5 million products from 5,000 manufacturers. Grainger stresses on the importance of workplace safety and endeavors to deliver industrial grade supplies and safety products. The welding safety equipment delivered by this company includes welding blankets, screens, and curtains, jackets and coats, helmets, sleeves, helmet accessories, aprons, and gloves.

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Founded: 1949

Headquarters: Lahti, Finland


Kemppi is an important player in the global welding equipment supplier market. It is known for the development of welding solutions such as intelligent welding equipment and welding management software for demanding industrial applications. Kemppi WiseRoot+ is an advanced root pass welding process developed by Kemppi, that does not require backing material, which enables easily controllable high-quality welds, and improvement in productivity by reducing welding time. This process is ideal for onshore and offshore welding applications in oil and gas pipelines. Kemppi also offers welding management software solution, named WeldEye that gives a 360-degree view of the welding. The company intends to lead the welding revolution by developing welding equipment compatible with IoT services.


Founded: 1961

Headquarters: Nantes, France


Polysoude builds custom automated welding equipment and systems that are capable of handling complex welding applications such as heavy wall narrow groove welding and for welding difficult materials like titanium, duplex, zirconium, and aluminum. It also designs and manufactures arc welding equipment for orbital welding, automated welding and weld overlay/cladding. The company developed the TIGer technology, a variant of hot wire TIG welding that combines two TIG arcs into a single arc to provide high welding performance in surfacing applications. The welding systems designed by the company can be used to produce high quality welds under demanding workplace conditions.

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Founded: 1947

Headquarters: Ohio, United States


Swagelok have a global presence in 70 countries with 225 sales and service centers. The welding equipment supplied by Swagelok are reliable and cost-effective. The Swagelok orbital welding system is used for precise and gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW) in tubes and pipes. This system comes with a touchscreen which allows the user to easily monitor and control the welds. The company also offers portable, lightweight welding power supply and a wide range of weld heads, tools, and accessories.

ARCO Welding Supply

Founded: 1950

Headquarters: Massachusetts, United States


ARCO welding supply is one of the leading welding equipment and supplies distributors. It also offers on-site and in-house repair service and welding equipment rentals at affordable prices. The company supplies welding and safety equipment of leading welding equipment manufacturers. The welding equipment and safety supplies provided by the company includes welders, torches, plasma cutters, helmets, gloves, and welding gases.


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