Foster Industrial's new own brand welding helmet
Kathryn Greenwood

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Welding its name to Premium Products

For the first time in its almost 130 year history, premium welding supplier Foster Industrial is fixing its name firmly in front of customers, with a range of own label welding accessories.

This forms part of Foster Industrial’s investment in product development and strategic growth for the long-established firm. Foster Industrial is one of the largest suppliers of industrial gases, welding, cutting and abrasive products, supplying over 7000 stock products.

The team at Foster Industrial, led by Operations Director Anthony Ashford, has branded a concise collection of its most popular premium welding supplies including an auto darkening welding helmet, CE marked MIG welding wire, a robust Argon gas regulator, acetylene and propane gas cutting nozzles and Thoriated, Zirconiated & Lanthium TIG welding tungstens.

Anthony Ashford, Operations Director at Foster Industrial explained: “This is the start of our own brand development and these initial products are of the highest quality and durability. When we researched manufacturers for our own line of products it was imperative that the specification was spot on. We have also chosen the most popular items that we supply to launch with.”

Richard Foster, Joint Managing Director at Foster Industrial, added, “This is part of our investment into the brand name of Foster Industrial, which after nearly 130 years has a reputation for premium products and services. Selling our own brand means that customers will get the reassurance of knowing they are buying the best.”

The new own brand range comprises;

  • An auto darkening welding helmet with delay & sensitivity functionality. A strong stylish head top incorporates shade 9 to 13 lens adjustment.
  • A top quality mild steel MIG welding wire in a range of sizes. Fully CE marked & certificated and suitable for BSEN 1090 accredited fabricators.
  • A strong, durable & reliable Argon regulator for MIG & TIG welding.
  • A range of Acetylene & propane gas nozzles suitable for cutting up to 150mm metals.
  • Branded Thoriated, Zirconiated & Lanthium TIG welding tungstens for welding steel, stainless & aluminium.

Foster Industrial is the UK’s longest established distributor of cutting and welding supplies and equipment. The family run business, established in 1886 is based on a 15,000 sq. ft. site and provides both products and technical support to manufacturers across the UK.

Still run by the great grandsons of the founder, Foster Industrial’s growing customer base includes manufacturers in sectors ranging from transport and aerospace, through to agriculture and shop fitting. Its product range includes used welding machines as well as supply and support for leading international brands Miller, EWM, Speedglas, Tyrolit & Sia Abrasives.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Kathryn Greenwood .

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