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voestalpine Böhler Welding acquires Selco s.r.l.

3 March 2020 | 

voestalpine Böhler Welding strengthens its market position and acquires Selco, the premium manufacturer of welding machines.

voestalpine Böhler Welding has acquired a majority stake in the traditional Italian manufacturer for welding machines Selco s.r.l.. With this, voestalpine Böhler Welding is further expanding its market position after the successful launch of the welding machine series in June 2019.

Already at the launch of their “Terra” and “Uranos” welding machine lines in June 2019, voestalpine Böhler Welding chose Selco as their manufacturing and know-how partner. "The participation that has now taken place is the next logical step for voestalpine Böhler Welding in the strategic development to become a Full Welding Solutions Provider," explains Franz Kainersdorfer, member of the board of voestalpine AG and head of the Metal Engineering Division, which includes the Welding division. "We are very pleased that this will enable us to serve our customers even better and that further profitable growth will be possible for our Welding division."

voestalpine Böhler Welding sets new benchmarks for standard and special welding processes worldwide.

By adding welding machines to the portfolio, voestalpine Böhler Welding now offers comprehensive full welding solutions. "With the participation in Selco s.r.l. we not only strengthen our position as a full welding solution provider in the welding industry, we also offer a perfectly coordinated combination of welding consumables and welding machines. This enables our customers to carry out best-in-class welds,” is Stefan Glanz, CEO of voestalpine Böhler Welding, giving an insight into the motives for the collaboration. Lino Frasson, founder of Selco s.r.l., adds: "I am delighted that we have found a partner with voestalpine Böhler Welding who, like us, relies on quality and innovation and thus accompanies our 40-year history into a new era."

In the next few months, "selco" will be integrated into the Böhler Welding brand, with the preservation and expansion of the comprehensive know-how relating to machine construction and programming of welding software with "selco technology inside" remaining an important part. By joining forces, new benchmarks will be set in all standard and special welding processes.

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