New Report Analyzes Worldwide Markets for Welding Machinery

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Welding Machinery - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Welding Machinery in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Arc Welding Machinery, Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery, Resistance Welding Machinery, Laser Welding Machinery, Ultrasonic Welding Machinery, Other Welding Machinery, and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles 279 companies including many key and niche players such as Acro Automation Systems, Inc., ARCON Welding LLC, Banner Welder, Inc., Boehler Thyssen Welding USA, Inc., British Federal Ltd, Carl Cloos Welding Engineering GmbH, Daihen Corporation, Datalogic Automation S.r.l, Denyo Co. Ltd., Dukane Corporation, ESAB Holdings Ltd., ESAB India Limited, Fronius International GmbH, GSI Group, Inc., Gf Welding S.p.A, Ideal-Werk C+E Jungeblodt GmbH & Co. KG, IGM Robotersysteme AG, Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Bernard, Hobart Brothers Company, plus many more.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Definition of Product Segments I-4
  • Arc Welding Machinery I-4
  • Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery I-4
  • Resistance Welding Machinery I-4
  • Laser Welding Machinery I-4
  • Ultrasonic Welding Machinery I-4
  • Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories I-4

II. Executive Summary


  • Prelude II-1
  • Growing Demand for Welding Equipment and Consumables Market from Pipeline Industry II-1
  • Recession Related Trends in the Welding Machinery Market II-2
  • Economic Crisis Leads to Decline in Sales II-2
  • Demand for Laser Welding Machinery Plummets During Recession II-2
  • Maintenance & Repair and Energy Sectors Emerge as Robust End-use Segments II-2
  • Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-2
  • Maintenance and Repair Needs of End-Use Sectors: Growth Prospects for Welding Machinery Market II-2
  • Innovations Lead the Industry II-3
  • User Friendly Equipment: Order of the Day II-3
  • Rising Demand for Aluminum Welding Equipment II-3
  • Increasing Preference for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process II-4
  • Plastic Welding Sidelines Metal Welding II-4
  • New Techniques Transform Welding Process II-4
  • Automation of Welding Equipment Growing Popular II-5
  • Adhesives Reduce Need for Welding II-5
  • Impact of Quality Control II-5
  • South African Welding Machinery Market: An Insight II-5
  • Competitive Landscape II-6


  • An Introduction to Welding II-7
  • Bonding Through Welding: A Permanent and Laborious Process II-7
  • Welding Machinery Industry: A Categorization II-7
  • Types of Welding II-8
  • A. Solid State Welding II-8
  • Inertia Welding II-8
  • Ultrasonic Welding II-8
  • The Process II-9
  • Advantages of Ultrasonic Bonding II-9
  • Overview of Advanced Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Machines II-9
  • B. Fusion Welding II-9
  • Arc Welding II-10
  • Types of Arc Welding II-10
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II-10
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding II-10
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding II-10
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II-10
  • Submerged Arc Welding II-10
  • Plasma Arc Welding II-11
  • Percussive Arc Welding II-11
  • Tungsten Inert Gas Vs Metal Inert Gas - A Comparison II-11
  • Gas Welding and Cutting Machinery II-11
  • Resistance Welding Machinery II-11
  • C. Specialty Welding II-11
  • Power Beam Welding II-11
  • Electron Beam Welding II-12
  • Laser Beam Welding II-12
  • Flash-Butt Welding II-12
  • Electroslag Welding II-12
  • Explosion Welding II-12
  • Hot Plate Welding II-13
  • Vibration Welding II-13
  • Stud Welding II-13
  • Spin Welding II-14
  • Spinning the Magic: Advantages of Spin Welding II-14
  • Induction Welding II-14
  • Dielectric Welding II-14
  • Robotic Welding II-14
  • A Step Towards Automation II-14
  • Robotic Arc Welding: Still in its Infancy II-15
  • Robotic Spot Welding: Taking Over Rapidly II-15
  • Robotic Welding Sensors II-15
  • Booming Demand for Welding Robots II-15
  • Laser Welding II-16
  • An Insight II-16
  • Laser Welding Vs Other Welding Techniques II-16
  • Yttrium Aluminum Garnet and Carbon Dioxide Laser Welding II-16
  • High Power Laser Welding II-17
  • Laser Spot Welding II-17
  • Robotic Laser Seam Welding II-17
  • Blank Welding II-17
  • Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories II-17
  • Welding Hazards: Environmental Issues II-17


  • Arc Welding Machinery Market II-18
  • Manufacturers Lay Emphasis on R&D II-19
  • Arc Welding Equipment: Impact of Modern Electronics II-19
  • Competitive Landscape II-19
  • Gas Welding and Cutting Machinery II-20
  • Resistance Welding Machinery II-21
  • Laser Welding Machinery II-21
  • Ultrasonic Welding II-22
  • Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories II-23


  • End-Use Market Trends Affecting Fortunes of the Welding Industry II-24
  • Automotive: The Key Growth Driver Industry II-24
  • Welding in Nuclear Plant Maintenance II-25
  • Welding in the Pipe Industry II-25
  • New Prospects for Railways II-25
  • Energy Sector: A Major End-use Segment II-25


  • Installation of Computer Controlled Lasers II-27
  • Emergence of Droplet Welding II-27
  • Technology to Seam Weld Aluminum Sheets II-27
  • Cerasolzer to Substitute Complex Bonding Methods II-27
  • Lincoln Develops Tandem MIG Welding Process II-27
  • New Technology Developed by Sumitomo Metal Industries II-28
  • Berkeley Process Develops Sealing Process for Nuclear Fuel Canisters II-28
  • Toyota Develops New Technology for Resin Welding II-28
  • Aichi Sangyo Develops New Welding Machine II-28


  • Wuhan Kaiqi Special Welding Equipment Unveils 5kW Fiber Laser Seam Welding Machine II-29
  • Multiplaz North America Unveils Multiplaz 3500 Welding Machine II-29
  • Lincoln Electric Unveils Pipeliner® 81M Wire II-29
  • Lincoln Electric Introduces Arc Tracker™ Portable Weld Performance Monitoring Module II-29
  • Oerlikon Welding Launches CITORCH T NG Line of Welding Torches II-30
  • CRC-Evans Automatic Welding Unveils New Vision Welding System II-30
  • Nippon Avionics Launches NRW-PS300 Battery Tab Welding Machine II-30
  • Oerlikon Welding Unveils CITOTIG 240 AC/DC Welding Machine II-30
  • Lincoln Electric Launches Statiflex® and Mobiflex® High Efficiency Systems II-31
  • Migatronic Introduces New Omega 400 Model II-31
  • Migatronic Introduces Pi 350 DC Machines in Water-Cooled and Air-Cooled Versions II-31
  • Lincoln Electric Unveils Square Wave™ TIG 175 Welder II-32
  • Motoman Robotics Unveils MA1650T Master Arc Inverted Welding Robot II-32
  • Motoman Robotics Develops MS120 Master Spot Welding Robot II-32
  • Motoman Robotics Introduces MA3100 Master Arc Welding Robot II-33
  • Sonics Unveils New Ultrasonic Metal Welding Systems II-33
  • Migatronic Unveils Pi 350 DC Welding Machines II-34
  • CRC-Evans Introduces P600 External Welder II-34
  • Afrox Unveils MMA160 and MMA 140 Welding Machines II-34
  • Miyanchi Unitek Launches Advanced Data Analysis Monitor II-34
  • Thompson Friction and Moog Develop E100 Linear Friction Welding Machine II-35


  • Kemppi Launches FitWeld 300 MIG/MAG Welder II-36
  • Migatronic Introduces Two New Delta Welding Machines II-36
  • Miller to Launch New Plasma Cutting and Welding Solutions II-36
  • Hobart Brothers Adds Two Latest Welding Wires to McKay® Brand II-37
  • Hobart Brothers Launches Fabshield XLR-8™ - Self-Shielded Flux-cored Wire II-37
  • Hobart Brothers Develops Hobart® Boilermaker™ Stick Electrodes Range II-37
  • Lincoln Adds Three New Electrodes to Low Hydrogen Electrodes Range II-38
  • Hobart Brothers Launches Two Metal-Cored Welding Wires II-38
  • Motoman Launches ArcWorld V-1000 - Robotic Arc Welding Machine II-38
  • Northwest RF Launches Weldpro 4.0-RF Plastics Welding Systems II-39
  • Capability Resources to Launch zRID Welding Safety System II-39
  • TRUMPF Unveils TruLaser Station 5004 Laser Welding Systems II-39
  • ESAB Introduces Origo Mig 4001i Welding System II-39
  • ESAB Rolls Out MTS 3500i Multipurpose Welder II-40
  • ESAB Launches Multiple Option Welding Machine Line II-40
  • Miller Electric Unveils Water-cooled TIG Welding Systems II-40
  • Lincoln Electric Rolls Out Magnum®PRO Semi-automatic Welding Guns II-41
  • Miller Electric Launches AlumaFeed Synergic - Aluminum Welding System II-41
  • Laserdyne Introduces LASERDYNE 795 Laser Welding System II-41
  • Lincoln Electric Rolls Out VRTEX™ 360 Welding Simulator II-41
  • Miller Electric Unveils PipeWorx™ Welding System II-42
  • bielomatik Launches New Welding Unit II-42
  • GYS Unveils Gysmi 196 FV and Gysmi 146 DV Welding Machines II-42
  • ESAB Unveils Caddy™ Arc 201i and 151i Welding Power Supplies II-43
  • BOC Launches Smootharc DC 185 TIG Welding Machine II-43
  • Rofin-Baasel Launches Laser Welding-Wires Range II-43
  • BOC Introduces MIG 170P Portable Welding Unit II-43
  • Jackson Introduces Three New Electrode Holders II-44
  • Kuka Robotics Launches Three New Welding Products II-44
  • GSI Lasers Introduces New Laser Scanning Systems II-44
  • Hobart Brothers Launches Hobart® Fabshield X80 Welding Wire II-44
  • Hobart Brothers Introduces Hobart® Fabshield® 23 Welding Wire II-45
  • Hobart Brothers Introduces Hobart® Deckmaster™ 1139 Stick Electrode II-45
  • Hobart Brothers Launches Hobart®419 Stick Electrode II-45
  • Hobart Brothers Unveils X-Pak for Metal-cored Welding Wires II-45
  • PRIMA INDUSTRIE Launches OPTIMO-Vivida - 3D Machine II-46
  • Sonics Unveils Handheld Ultrasonic Welding Systems II-46
  • Sonics Launches Ultrasonic Welding System II-46
  • Kemppi Launches MasterTig MLS™ 3000/3003- ACDC Welding Solutions II-47
  • Motoman Introduces ArcWorld C-50 Series Welding Solutions II-47
  • Hobart Brothers Launches Advanced Fabshield XLR-8 Wire II-47
  • GSI Group to Introduce Fiber Laser Collection II-47
  • Hobart Brothers Introduces Advanced Mild Steel Rocket 7024 Stick Electrode II-48
  • Hobart Brothers Introduces Hobart Fabshield 21B II-48
  • Hobart Brothers Introduces Metalloy Vantage D2 II-48
  • Kemppi Introduces Latest MSF 57 and MF 29 Wire Feed Units II-49
  • Air Liquide Welding and OTC-Daihen Introduces Power Source Welding II-49
  • Miller Electric Introduces New Syncrowave 250 DX and 350 LX Welders II-49
  • Miller Electric Launches Millermatics MIG Welders II-49
  • Miller Electric Introduces Pipe Pro 304 with Weather Proofing Option II-50
  • Miller Electric Unveils Weather Proofing Option for Miller PRO 300 II-50
  • Miller Electric Launches New Maxstar 350 II-50
  • Miller Electric Introduces New Dynasty 350 AC/DC TIG Inverter II-51
  • Miller Electric Launches Millermatic 180 with Smooth-Start Technology II-51
  • FANUC Robotics Launches ARC Mate 100iC Robot II-51
  • Butters AMT Launches Multi-Process Fusor Welding Machines II-52
  • Kemppi Australia Introduces DC TIG Portable Welders II-52
  • Kemppi Introduces Heavy Industrial Welding Machine II-52
  • ESAB Welding & Cutting Launches HLx Range of Laser-Welding Controls II-52
  • LASAG Introduces SLS 200 CL8 Welding Laser System II-52
  • ROFIN-SINAR Introduces New DQ Series of Lasers II-53
  • Kemppi Launches KempGouge™ ARC 800 Power Source II-53
  • ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Launches GT-510 Toolbox Outfits II-53


  • Colfax Takes Over ESAB II-54
  • Climax Portable Machine Tools Establishes New Depot in South Manchester II-54
  • Air Liquide Welding Sets Up Online Learning Platform II-54
  • NIMAK Receives Order from Daimler for Resistance Welding Machines II-54
  • West Coast Customs Selects Welding Equipment of Lincoln Electric II-54
  • Panasonic to Construct New Plant in India II-55
  • Rofin-Sinar Takes Over LASAG II-55
  • IPG Photonics Snaps Up Cosytronic II-55
  • Motoman Merges with Yaskawa Electric America II-55
  • Alanod-Solar Establishes Laser Welding Centre in US II-56
  • Audi Selects Migatronic's Welding Machines II-56
  • TPSNL to Build New Welding Plant II-56


  • Lincoln Electric Holdings Acquires Jinzhou Jin Tai Welding and Metal II-57
  • Antec Takes Over Epitech Products Stud Welding Business Operation II-57
  • Kimberly-Clark Takes Over Jackson Products II-57
  • Airgas Snaps Up Great Lakes Oxygen II-57
  • Praxair Distribution Takes Over Three Gas Manufacturing Companies II-58
  • The Lincoln Electric Inks Agreement to Acquire Jinzhou Jin Tai II-58
  • Matheson Tri-Gas to Acquire Valley National Gases II-58
  • BTH Tech GmbH Merges with AS Schöler + Bolte GmbH II-59
  • Yamabiko to Merge Subsidiaries Kioritz with Shindaiwa II-59
  • Lincoln Electric Opens New Welding Equipment Facility in India II-59
  • Lincoln Electric Inks Lease Agreement for Property in Paris II-59
  • Murex Welding Inks Distribution Agreement with Pan Gulf Welding Solutions II-60
  • S.J. Smith Bags U.S. Army Order to Supply Electric Arc Welding Equipment II-60
  • Linde Canada Acquires P&B Industrial Sales II-60
  • The Schlatter Group Acquires NSE Machinery II-60
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings Takes Over Electro-Arco II-61
  • Longview Capital Snaps Up Hi-Tech Manufacturing II-61
  • The Coghlin Companies Takes Over KEF, Inc II-61
  • Clearview Capital Acquires Mayo Welding Services II-61
  • Valley National Gases Acquires Beaver Valley Welding Supply II-62
  • Airgas Takes Over Gordon Woods, Accu Air Gases and Summit Gas & Gear II-62
  • Praxair Distribution Acquires Kirk Welding Supply II-62
  • Hypertherm Snaps Up ESSE A II-62
  • Matheson Tri-Gas Acquires Cedar Rapids Welding Supply II-62
  • Jackson Products Acquires Changzhou Shine Science and Technology II-63
  • Airgas Snaps Up A&N Plant II-63
  • Matheson Tri-Gas Acquires Five Star Gas & Gear II-63
  • Airgas Takes Over TexAir Welding Supply II-64
  • Red Ball Oxygen Acquries WiN Welding Supply II-64
  • Valley National Gases Acquires Wolfenden II-64
  • Valley National Gases Acquires Portland Welding Supply II-64
  • Valley National Gases Takes Over Welding Division of N. H. Bragg & Sons II-65
  • Airgas Snaps Up Pima Welding Supply II-65
  • Airgas Takes Over Smith Welding and Bayer Welding Supply II-65
  • Sorges Welding Acquries Lemax Machine & Welding II-65
  • Arc Machines Acquires Assets and IP of Exel Orbital Systems II-66
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings Acquires Majority Stake in Brastak II-66
  • Marwitt Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Arc Machines II-66
  • Norco Acquires Majority Stake in Gases Plus II-66
  • Valley National Gases to Acquire L.P. Gas and General Welding Supply II-67
  • Global Tech International and Weldmation to Establish Joint Venture II-67
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings to Establish New Facility in Nanjing, China II-68
  • Kobe Steel to Establish New Facility in China II-68
  • Sparky to Establish New Facility in Bulgaria II-68
  • Kemppi Group to Establish New Facilities in China II-68
  • ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Inks Agreement with MegaStir® II-69
  • BHEL to Expand Plant Capacity and Purchase New Welding Machines II-69
  • Nippon Steel to Provide Overlay Welding Technology to Tata Steel II-69
  • WEC Welding and Machining Bags a Major Contract from CalEnergy II-70
  • ARO Undergoes Rebranding to ARO Welding Technologies II-70
  • Praxair Distribution Acquires Mills Welding II-70
  • Airgas Takes Over Lehner & Martin II-70
  • OMRON Takes Over Majority Stake in Laserfront Technologies II-71
  • Thermadyne Divests South African Units to Destiny II-71
  • Praxair Distribution Takes Over Wilson Welding II-71
  • Lincoln Electric Acquires SPAWMET II-71
  • ESAB Inks Agreement with ABB's Robotic Division II-72
  • Praxair Acquires Mittler Supply II-72
  • Illinois Tool Works Takes Over Tregaskiss Welding Products II-72
  • Lincoln Electric Acquires Nanjing Kuang Tai Welding II-72
  • IWKA AG Changes Name to KUKA AG II-73


  • ACRO Automation Systems, Inc. (USA) II-74
  • ARCON Welding, LLC (USA) II-74
  • Banner Welder, Inc. (USA) II-74
  • Bohler Thyssen Welding USA, Inc. (USA) II-74
  • British Federal Ltd. (UK) II-74
  • Carl Cloos Welding Engineering GmbH (Germany) II-75
  • Daihen Corporation (Japan) II-75
  • Datalogic Automation S.r.l (Italy) II-75
  • Denyo Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-76
  • Dukane Corporation (USA) II-76
  • ESAB Holdings Ltd. (UK) II-76
  • ESAB India Limited (India) II-76
  • Fronius International GmbH (Austria) II-77
  • GSI Group, Inc. (USA) II-77
  • Gf Welding S.p.A (Italy) II-77
  • Ideal-Werk C+E Jungeblodt GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-77
  • IGM Robotersysteme AG (Austria) II-77
  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (USA) II-78
  • Bernard (USA) II-78
  • Hobart Brothers Company (USA) II-78
  • Miller Electric Mfg. Co. (USA) II-79
  • Orbitalum Tools GmbH (Germany) II-79
  • KUKA Aktiengesellschaft AG (Germany) II-79
  • KUKA Systems GmbH (Germany) II-79
  • Kemppi Oy (Finland) II-80
  • Kiefel GmbH (Germany) II-80
  • L' Air Liquide S.A. (France) II-80
  • Oerlikon Welding (France) II-80
  • DUCTIL S.A. (Romania) II-81
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (USA) II-81
  • Miyachi Corporation (Japan) II-81
  • Motoman, Inc. (USA) II-81
  • Nelson Stud Welding, Inc. (USA) II-82
  • NIMAK GmbH (Germany) II-82
  • OBARA Group Inc. (Japan) II-82
  • Packard, Inc. (USA) II-83
  • Panasonic Welding Systems Co., Ltd (Japan) II-83
  • PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A. (Italy) II-83
  • Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-83
  • ROFIN-LASAG AG (Switzerland) II-84
  • Schlatter Holding AG (Switzerland) II-84
  • Schunk Sonosystems GmbH (Germany) II-84
  • Sonics & Materials, Inc. (USA) II-84
  • Soudronic AG (Switzerland) II-84
  • Svejsemaskinefabrikken Migatronic A/S (Denmark) II-85
  • Victor Technologies Group, Inc. (US) II-85


III. Market















IV. Competitive Landscape

Companies Mentioned

  • A.I. Welders Ltd. (UK)
  • Acro Automation Systems, Inc. (USA)
  • ATek LLC (USA)
  • Branson Ultrasonic SA (Switzerland)
  • Colfax Corporation (USA)
  • ESAB Holdings Ltd. (UK)
  • Damien Technologies (France)
  • Elektrosta (France)
  • Fanuc Robotics America, Inc. (USA)
  • Gabialex (France)
  • GSI Group, Inc. (USA)
  • Hugo Miebach GmbH & Co. (Germany)
  • Jiangsu Yangtong Group (China)
  • Jinwoo Engineering Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • JK Lasers (UK)
  • L'Air Liquide SA (France)
  • Milco (USA)
  • Nissan Tanaka (Thailand)
  • Panasonic Welding Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Ritmo SpA (Italy)
  • SERRA Soldadura (Spain)
  • T & B Welding Products (UK) Ltd. (UK)
  • Thompson Friction Welding Ltd. (UK)
  • Victor Technologies International, Inc. (USA)
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

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