Welcome to General Welding Supplies

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GWS provide a total welding support service to clients ranging from FT100 corporate companies through to small local business owners.

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Magnatech was founded in 1946 to serve the aerospace industries’ needs manufacturing components such as circular seals to aerospace standards. The seals were designed to withstand extreme temperature and pressure in the development of the then newly developed gas turbine engine. The company was very successful, and was purchased in 1964 by the current owners, the Emmerson family, and it has remained a family-owned business ever since. At the time of the acquisition, Magnatech was relocated to its current facility adjacent to Bradley Airport in Hartford, Connecticut. This proved to be the ideal location to serve the region’s booming aerospace industry.

During the early development of nuclear power generation, Magnatech designed and manufactured specialized circular seals which are used to seal the reactor vessel.  This specialised tubular metal seal design required a GTAW (TIG) weld to be made to complete the component.

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This process required extremely skilled manual welders that at the time were in great demand and in short supply. This drove the development, in 1969, of the industry’s first autogenous (fusion) tube welder. This innovative new machine allowed an employee with no welding expertise to carry out defect free, perfect, repeatable welds...read more

Total Support

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In addition to selling a comprehensive range of welding machines and fume extraction equipment from the leading manufacturers, GWS are a key partner in welding projects. We provide everything from a consultancy service and training through to the hire and service and repair of all welding related machinery. Add to this our express delivery of consumable items from our massive stock lines and you will see why we have developed longstanding customer relationships in industries where high quality and keeping to project timescales is vitally important.

Specialists in Key Business Sectors

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Here at GWS we support clients operating in key business sectors where reliable proactive suppliers are important in achieving bottom line profit and minimising business risk. We have an in-depth knowledge and operational experience of all aspect of welding in the oil and gas, nuclear, civil engineering, rail and heavy fabrication industries. Demolition and nuclear decommissioning are activities where we are active partners to main and sub-contract firms.

Systems and Processes

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Our business has been built around supporting your engineering requirements in the field. In addition to our network of area representatives our Widnes based staff will ensure that we deliver what you need when you need it. We operate a corporate account process which fully meets the requirements of private industry and government departments in the UK and across Europe.

A Partner You Can Rely On

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At General Welding Supplies our focus is on providing an excellent service to our Clients. We have since 1982 developed our business in order to give comprehensive support to our Clients in all welding related matters. We deliver informed solutions to all welding issues. Contact GWS today to discuss your upcoming projects or to obtain a competitive quotation.

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Call us on 0151 420 6900

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