October 13, Moscow. On October 12, the 20th Weldex exhibition started, where ESAB will present its new products for welding and cutting equipment, consumables and welding materials, as well as personal protective equipment.
As part of the first day, the company's stand hosted an event dedicated to local production and cooperation with Russian suppliers of raw materials, including NLMK Group.
The Ural enterprises of the company supply to ESAB plants in St. Petersburg and Tyumen raw materials in the form of wire rod and wire for the production of welding electrodes and commercial welding wire. This year, to demonstrate ESAB equipment at Weldex, NLMK Group provided samples of wear-resistant steel grades Quard 400 and 450. This steel is produced at NLMK Clabecq, the Belgian site of NLMK Group. The mechanical properties of steel sheets facilitate cutting, bending and welding processes. All conventional welding methods are applicable to the Quard brand due to its low carbon equivalent.
“Our local products are more competitive and affordable for customers, since the time and costs for transportation are minimal. In addition, production in Russia makes it possible to quickly respond to new market needs, conduct research, and modify products for specific projects. Cooperation with NLMK Group gives us ample opportunities to improve both our technologies and approaches, and the development of local suppliers of raw materials, ”said Alexei Belikov, Regional Director of ESAB Welding Materials.
ESAB is a global manufacturer of welding equipment and materials, which imposes a special responsibility on the supplier of raw materials. NLMK Group provides the welding leader not only with high-quality products, but also provides a high level of service. Thanks to this, ESAB minimizes its warehouse balances, frozen capital and receives raw materials on time.
“Our company is represented in Europe, America, Asia-Pacific region, India and, of course, Russia. Today, our Russian factories produce products that are made mainly from local raw materials. We treat the choice of a supplier with special responsibility, since our reputation and the right to the status of an industry leader depend on it. We have been working with NLMK for 10 years, and during this time we have jointly worked out a number of technologies that allow our products to provide a high level of welding work in key industries, ”stressed Alexey Nuzhny, General and Financial Director of ESAB in Russia and the CIS.
ESAB is one of the world leaders in the production of equipment and consumables for welding and cutting metals.
Today ESAB manufactures equipment for manual welding and cutting, automated welding and mechanical cutting systems, as well as welding consumables and personal protective equipment.
ESAB sales and technical support offices operate in 145 countries. The company has over 35 manufacturing plants and over 10,000 employees. The company's main technology center is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, where welding consumables are developed.
In Russia and the CIS, ESAB is the largest full-cycle welding company that has been a market leader for many years. The company has a wide network of distributors represented in all federal districts. In 8 regions of the Russian Federation, in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, ESAB LLC has opened 10 branches, as well as 2 factories for the production of welding materials - in St. Petersburg and Tyumen.
In 2016 in Russia, in the city of Krasnogorsk, Moscow region, the ESAB technology center was opened. Its tasks include technology development, training and equipment demonstration.