The story of ESAB is the story of welding. When our founder Oscar Kjellberg developed the world's first welding electrode in 1904, he launched a company whose innovation and uncompromising standards have helped create the history of welding itself.
For more than 100 years, ESAB has been powered by the will to continuously seek new and improved ways of serving our customers. This has made ESAB a world leader in welding products and advanced cutting systems.
In 2012, ESAB was acquired by Colfax Corporation, one of the world's leading diversified industrial manufacturing companies. Colfax, like ESAB, is a solidly customer-focused company that places strong emphasis on constant innovation and improvement.
ESAB is a world leader in the production of welding and cutting equipment and consumables. Our innovative, world-renowned equipment and solutions are developed with input from our customers and built with the expertise and heritage of a global manufacturing leader.
The ESAB brand is synonymous with world leading expertise in the following key areas:
Manual welding and cutting equipment
Mechanized cutting systems
For each discipline, continuous development of methods, materials and know-how is being directed to meet the challenges posed by the diversity of industry sectors we serve. ESAB is organized to deliver efficient, high-productivity solutions to meet customer requirements in a manner that exceeds their expectations no matter the market segment.
ESAB offers a world of products and solutions for virtually every welding and cutting process and application. We serve industries that serve the world, including:
General fabrication & civil construction
Repair & maintenance
Shipbuilding & offshore
Transport & mobile machinery
The ESAB group is owned by Colfax Corporation.
Over 100 years after the company was founded, ESAB serves a global market. The group is organized in the regions Europe, North America, South America, Asia/Pacific and India.
ESAB is represented in almost every country by subsidiaries or agents. Sales and support is established in 80 countries and there are 26 manufacturing plants across four continents.
Visit the web site of your nearest ESAB office to find out more.