ESAB is a Swedish industrial welding supplies company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Oscar Kjellberg founded them and soon after in 1904 and he developed the manual metal arc welding electrode. Lightly coated electrodes had been tried before, some of which allowed faster welding. However none enhanced the weld metal properties and Kjellberg was the first to realise the opportunities of a heavy flux coating.
Today ESAB is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of welding equipment and consumables. For over 100 years ESAB has continued to seek new and improved ways of serving their customers. This has helped to make them a world leader in welding supplies and highly developed cutting systems.
ESAB’s product support has been recognized in over 80 countries with 26 manufacturing factories stretching over 4 continents. Their employment reach extends to almost every nation in the world, with well over 8,700 employees. ESAB is dedicated to defending and enriching the safety of those who use their products and the environments in which they work.
In 2012 the Colfax Corporation, one of the world’s foremost industrial manufacturing companies, purchased ESAB to further their prominence in the welding field. Colfax, like ESAB, is a solidly customer-focused company that puts stalwart emphasis on relentless innovation of their welding supplies.
Here at WIRS we offer an extensive range of ESAB products, such as the Warrior Tech SH9-13 Helmet and the Complete Air Fed System. For more information on any ESAB welding supplies please contact WIRS today at any one of our three West Midlands based branches!