Lincoln Acquires Weartech International

Cleveland, OH — Lincoln Electric acquired Weartech International, a producer of cobalt-based hard facing and wear-resistant welding consumables. Weartech is headquartered in Anaheim, CA, with manufacturing plants in Anaheim and Port Talbot, Wales. The company has annual sales of approximately $40 million and employs 140 people between the two locations. Lincoln CEO John Stropki says, “The acquisition of Weartech is a continuation of our ongoing strategy to expand the breadth of our consumable product portfolio to better service our global customer base. Weartech is well positioned globally in the specialized cobalt welding consumable market, selling primarily to the high growth energy and process chemical segments. We expect strong growth in these segments and believe the Weartech product line will help expand and deepen our relationships with key global customers.”

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