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About ESAB

As a logical step following his invention of the covered welding electrode back in 1904, Oscar Kjellberg founded ESAB.

Since then, the company has constantly improved on existing methods and materials. At the same time, ESAB has developed new methods to meet the challenge presented by technological progress.


Today the company produces consumables and equipment for virtually every welding and cutting process and application. More than 100 years of continuous research, development and manufacture have made ESAB the world leader in welding and cutting and also an international supplier of products, know-how and services that none can match. ESAB's subsidiaries and distributors worldwide are ready to handle your requirements – large and small alike.

The ESAB North America operating companies are The ESAB Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Alcotec Wire Corporation, ESAB Group Canada, Inc. and ESAB Mexico, S.A. de C.V. The ESAB Group, Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Colfax Corporation.