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December 17 2019 0Comment

The Welding Industry and Its Future

The arc welding segment of the industry seems to be growing the fastest with recent years showing maximum growth. The growth of the welding industry has been approximately 6% per year. Conventional electric arc welding equipment and filler metals represent over two-thirds of this total. Welding is now the universally accepted method of permanently joining […]

October 10 2019 0Comment

General Welding on MIG Welding

Today is one of the most exciting times to be in the welding industry. As technology continues to become more complex, welders are needed to put the pieces together. MIG welding also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a […]

February 14 2019 0Comment

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fumes

In light of new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, verifying links between welding fumes and cancer, make sure that you are protecting your workforce and meeting the new standards. As an authorised Optrel supplier, General Welding offer the Optrel welding helmets with PAPR range, which meets the new HSE enforcement […]

January 16 2019 0Comment

General Welding Now Stocking Optrel Crystal 2.0

General Welding are pleased to announce they are now stocking the new Optrel Crystal 2.0. For the first time, welders can have a virtually unclouded and clear view of their working environment. With light transmission of 31% in bright conditions (protection level 2!), the Optrel Crystal 2.0 goes above and beyond the industry standard of […]

November 23 2018 0Comment

GWS Support The Wellspring’s Rucksack Project

General Welding Supplies are proud to support The Wellspring’s Rucksack Project with one of their major clients, by donating hats, gloves and coats for those most in need this winter. The Stockport homeless charity provides referrals into housing, free food and drinks, educational courses, health services, computer courses, hot showers, clean clothing, art classes, as […]

November 15 2018 0Comment

General Welding Partnership with Jasic

General Welding Supplies is delighted to have recently set up a partnership with Jasic and is proud to be offering their product range. The international developer, manufacturer and supplier of welding inverters and integrated welding solutions prides itself on value, reliability, durability and innovation. Jasic Welding Inverters are fully supported in the UK and Ireland with a […]

October 24 2018 0Comment

GWS Support Racing Welfare

General Welding Supplies (NW) Ltd. are proud to support Racing Welfare, a charity supporting racings’ workforce, whose mission is to enhance the wellbeing of people from the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, by providing enabling and proactive support throughout and after their working lives. The 15th annual Racing Welfare Charity Raceday, held at Haydock Park […]

August 09 2018 0Comment

GWS Sponsor Bloodwise Charity Event

GWS are proud to sponsor the 2018 Gemma Holland and Matthew Mullins – 17th Bloodwise Charity Golf Day at Garon Park Golf Complex. Valerie Allen, Commercial Director, said ‘This has become an annual event that we are proud to sponsor, the charity funds research to change the lives of people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma […]

July 11 2018 0Comment

Optrel Gold Partner Award

GWS are proud to announce that they have recently been awarded ‘Gold Partner’ status by Optrel. The company’s Commercial Director, Valerie Allen, went out to see Optrel’s operation in Wattwil, Switzerland, along with other top distributors from around the world. Valerie stated: ‘We are very proud to have been given this award and, as Gold […]

April 17 2018 0Comment

Welding World Award 2018 Winners!

General Welding Supplies are extremely proud to announce they have won Best Welding Distributor at the 2018 Welding World Awards! Commenting after the announcement, Valerie Allen, Commercial Director at General Welding said: “We are delighted to have won Best Welding Distributor at the prestigious Welding World Awards. We take a lot of pride in what […]

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