QA-Weld-Tech Managing Director, Charles Tighe

Leading Welding Company Broadens Its Horizons

One of the North East’s leading providers of integrated welding and engineering solutions – QA Weld Tech – has announced plans to continue its ambitious growth by introducing its highly reputable welding and fabrication services into other industrial sectors including nuclear, power generation and petrochemical.

Starting life in 1980, the Middlesbrough based business firmly established its roots in the oil and gas sector working with major companies, including Total, BP, Shell, OneSubsea and GE Oil & Gas.

Founded by Welding Engineer and current Managing Director, Charles Tighe, the company began its operations from a 600sqm unit in Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough. Having grown steadily, the firm now occupies nine adjacent workshops at the Riverside location, providing production space in excess of 4600sqm.

As the company enters into new sectors, it has ambitious plans to transfer its solid pedigree and reputation for delivering complex welding and fabrication services.

Speaking about QA Weld Tech’s diversification, MD Charles Tighe said: “Three years ago we put in place a strategy that has seen us invest heavily in facilities and personnel, developing our management team and systems, producing a more rounded company with a skill set that transfers readily across many industrial sectors. We have maintained a very strong position in the oil and gas market and continue to be awarded, and successfully deliver, several major contracts to this sector. On the back of these, now is the absolute right time to use these contract wins as a springboard into new markets, where we know, like the oil and gas sector, we can lead the market with our engineering services.”

QA Weld Tech prides itself on its ability to work with difficult materials and engineer innovative solutions to complex problems. It has developed over 650 recognised and fully approved welding procedures for a wide range of applications.

Delivering a full turnkey solution, the company’s extensive facilities comprise shot blasting, clean condition welding and weld overlay cladding right through to fabrication, CNC machining and pressure testing. The company continuously invests in its people and processes placing Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) at the forefront of its operations.

As part of the diversification, the business has rebranded to update its image to reflect its sleek, quality and solutions driven service offering. This has included introducing a modern logo, which the company believes represents the business today and which will appeal to both its new and existing target markets.

Charles said: “We are an innovative and forward thinking company and this is how we want to be positioned and recognised in our new sectors. Not only do we deliver first class solutions working as an extension of our clients’ team, our world class team of qualified welding engineers, coded welders and experienced fabricators and machinists have the ability to think outside of the box to deliver bespoke, robust and cost-effective solutions.”

QA Weld Tech is a leading provider of integrated welding and engineering services delivering a full turnkey service from initial consultation right through to project management, inspection and testing. The company will be entering into seven new sectors including petrochemical, valves and pumps, rail, marine, nuclear and power generation.

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