ESAB Group has opened a new facility in Chorley, Lancashire to further strengthen the company’s already outstanding customer service and support its extensive range of brands. Located on a modern business park within easy reach of the motorway network, the new 3600 sq ft centre incorporates what was the old Victor Technologies facility, which has now closed.
It houses a showroom and demonstration/training area, as well as a servicing/repair workshop, plus offices for customer services, administration and meetings. It also features technical support for all the brands as well as a range of demo sets, including cutting equipment. The building, which replaces a previous facility in the same area, offers distributor and customer staff training, including City & Guilds Gas Equipment certification.
The building gives ESAB a better base from which to serve customers throughout the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It also provides ESAB with a second UK site, which greatly benefits customers in the North of England. The facility is managed by Steve Waring, Regional Sales Manager UK Sales & Marketing Europe, who has 32 years’ experience in the welding industry and 21 years with Victor Technologies. Customers can therefore rest assured that they are in good hands.
Victor is the world leader in gas and safety regulator equipment. The company also includes oxy-fuel cutting and welding equipment such as oxy-acetylene and oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment, torch handles, cutting attachments, straight cutting torches, gas regulators, cutting tips, welding nozzles, cutting and welding outfits.
Victor products cover the full range of needs from general industrial to heavy-duty mill and foundry requirements. Its gas apparatus line is the most complete selection offered from any manufacturer and the only one offering users the (patented) safety benefit of built-in flashback arrestors and reverse flow check valves.
Global industrial giant Colfax Corporation, ESAB’s parent group, completed its purchase of Victor Technologies Holdings – the portfolio of welding, cutting, and gas-control equipment and technologies – in April 2014.
As well as ESAB and Victor Technologies, the new facility is home to all the other brands under the ESAB umbrella, brands including TurboTorch, Thermal Dynamics, Tweco, Arcair and Stoody.
For more information about what is on offer at the new ESAB facility, go to www.esab.co.uk.