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Open House Flashback: The Best of the Best Welders Competition

8. 八月 2019

Celebration of true welding artists during “The Best of the Best” award ceremony

Stemming from a social media based contest for ambitious stick electrode welders, Böhler Welding brought these real artists of their profession to center stage. During the submission phase, welders from all over the world were invited to upload videos showing their expertise in welding a gusset plate or tube joint. The decision about the winners was not easy for the jury.

From nearly 40 completed submissions, 5 experts finally received the title “Best of the Best” in a highly anticipated award ceremony.

Overview of the winners “The Best of the Best. Best Welders. Best Electrodes.”


Matija Valentić, Croatia


Dominik Runge, Germany


Lucas Case, Canada

In addition, the jury decided to award additional prizes in 2 special categories: the “Welding Rookie” promoting young talents and the “best employee video”. Fabian Galee, a young professional from Austria took the Welding Rookie prize with him and the award for the best employee video went to Prafull Kaldhone from India.

Welding Rookie

Fabian Galee, Austria

Best Employee Video

Prafull Kaldhone, India

Click through our Gallery (on the sidebar) to get some impressions of this special ceremony.