Press Release

August 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, August 2, 2019

Global Welding Technologies Group Pty. Ltd. acquires Welding Equipment Sales and Service (W.E.S.S) in Adelaide, South Australia.

The newly formed Australian company: Global Welding Technologies Group Pty. Ltd., with its strategic investors, acquires W.E.S.S and is poised for future growth and expansion.

Global Welding Technologies Group, a consortium of leading welding industry professionals and strategic investors including Allweld Services Pty Ltd, Global Welding Supplies and Australian Welding Solutions, announced today that it has acquired Welding Equipment Sales and Service (W.E.S.S), an independent welding distribution business located in Adelaide, South Australia.

Established in 1982, W.E.S.S is an icon in the South Australia welding market offering an extensive range of services including sales, technical service and rental hire.

“The team at W.E.S.S is first class with extensive product and industry knowledge. Combining this with the leadership and experience of the new ownership will bring cutting-edge technologies and leading industry 4.0 solutions to the South Australian market,” stated David Wilton, chairman and managing director of Global Welding Technologies Group Pty. Ltd.

“The acquisition by Global Welding Technologies Group is perfect for us. They are a highly talented group of executives and industry leaders with a wealth of global welding industry knowledge and experience, many of them I have known for years. With my continuing support, they will take the company to new heights and continue advancing W.E.S.S as the market leading, full-service provider to the welding industry in South Australia,” said Peter Pisters, founder and owner of W.E.S.S

About W.E.S.S

W.E.S.S is South Australia’s largest independent dedicated supplier of welding products and services. The one-stop welding shop for sales, service and rental hire. A 100% South Australian, family owned and operated business that has provided welding supplies and solutions to the SA welding community for over 35 years. W.E.S.S supplies all the major welding brands with full technical backup and support.

About Global Welding Technologies Group

Global Welding Technologies Group, now trading as Welding Equipment Sales & Service is part of a leading consortium of welding industry professionals including Allweld Services Pty Ltd, Global Welding Supplies and Australian Welding Solutions that form the Pacific Welding Alliance, partnering and piloting leading global technologies and industry best practices for the Australian welding industry