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New SwiftCut Installation

We are pleased to show another successful installation of a British designed and manufactured SwifCut 3000 Profile Cutting Table. This one is going to a customer of our Poole depot and features include a water cooled table, full auto nesting capabilities, plate marking and 3 stage air filtration for the Powermax 125 unit which means a comfortable cutting performance up to 25mm.

Installation and training were successfully carried out by our in-house team and they will continue to offer local assistance as required, something we think customers value.

If you would like to add an in-house profiling capacity to your production facility, why not get in touch, often it can cost less than you think and with out sourced profiling taking weeks to fulfil it could dramatically speed up your production.

SwiftCut table installation

 

Fronius CMT

Wellington Welding Supplies are pleased to confirm their first sale of Fronius CMT technology based on a Fronius water cooled TPSi 400.
Fronius Cold Metal Transfer technology is unique to Fronius and is recommended for critical aluminium applications. In this case the application was on 4mm aluminium assemblies and it was specified by the ultimate customer that CMT technology was to be used for the welding process. Wellington Welding Supplies as the main local Fronius dealer were able to organise a swift visit to tie up all the technical details and delivery was made within the critical 4 week period demanded by the customer. As part of the overall package a full training module was included to ensure optimum welding results were obtained in line with customer expectations.

 

Kemppi AC/DC335

We are pleased to confirm ongoing signs of a healthy return to work in our customer base. The latest image shows 4 of 6 machines to be supplied to a southern based manufacturer of marine based stainless steel exhaust systems, a market that is showing healthy signs of continued growth. The contract placed with Wellington Welding Supplies underlines our ability to offer a total package of supply and service over the lifetime of the equipment ensuring no costly downtime and lack of productivity. All our equipment sales are covered by in-house engineering support and we can also offer calibration to the latest most demanding standards. If you are considering replacing any ageing equipment do remember that with the latest capital allowances still in place there has never been a better time to do so. Please do contact your nearest depot for a no obligation visit or quote but don’t hang about as the worldwide shortage of semi-conductors is having an effect on lead times with all manufacturers.



 

Fantastic SwiftCut & Hypertherm setup

We are pleased to have just delivered a brand new British built SwiftCut Profiling Table delivered to one forward thinking Wellington Welding customer.
The table is capable of handling sheets 3 x 1.5m.
The cutting performance will be delivered via a Hypertherm Powermax 125 capable of cutting up to 25mm plate.
The full specification software includes automatic nesting of shapes for maximum plate usage.
With the current capital allowances available there has never been a better time to invest in new machinery and equipment. If you have any requirements for new equipment but are unsure how to proceed, please get in touch as we can offer full finance packages to suit any budget.

 

Avonmouth Fleet Extended

To cope with increased demand we are pleased to welcome a new Made in Britain Vauxhall Vivaro to our fleet of vans in Avonmouth.
To complement the all new styling we have referenced modern clean images to the rear doors from both Kemppi and Bohler.
These two companies are key suppliers to Wellington Welding Supplies and represent exactly the type of modern forward thinking companies that we wish to partner with.
Many customers will already be using their products and we hope our visible endorsement will keep them centre stage.

Kemppi Army Arrives In Avonmouth

Another fleet of 12 x Kemppi Fastmig X5s off to one of our resilient South West customers, proving that even in a Covid lockdown there is confidence to keep investing and as the restrictions are gradually lifted we sincerely hope we see signs of growing confidence and activity in the industrial manufacturing sector.

Our own experience has been that there is great resilience in our sector and aside from a dew Brexit related supply side issues in January, now mostly resolved, it has been pretty well business as usual.

 

New Workshop in Avonmouth

New service engineers workshop finished and ready for action.

This purpose built facility has been created to give our engineer his own bespoke space to carry out servicing and validation.

It can also be used for demonstrations of equipment and has all the correct local exhaust fume extraction.

Where appropriate we continue to invest in both our properties and our people and this facility will improve the environmental quality of both the warehouse and engineering staff.

 

January 2021 - New Van, New Life!

We are always keen to report some good news in these difficult times and for us a new van is certainly good news!

This brand new van boasts levels of creature comforts unheard of a few years back including air conditioning which will hopefully keep our driver fresher and more alert during his long days out.

Since the return to work after the Christmas break all our depots have been able to open and work fairly normally although most of the external sales engineers are on reduced hours.

Business has been very brisk in some areas after a busy Christmas which saw many customers stocking up in expectation of difficulties in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

As this didn’t happen to everyone’s relief I think people have got on with life and apart from taking the utmost precautions it seems to be business pretty well as normal.

However I would warn customers that there currently seem to be delays at the ports with incoming goods, hopefully this is a temporary situation whilst companies get used to the new customs arrangements but as of January things are a  bit sticky and goods coming in are taking weeks where they would have taken days to clear customs.

 

Avonmouth Extension

Work has at last commenced on our not very inspiring garage unit purchased next door to our main warehouse in Avonmouth. Access is being improved from our rear yard and when complete will look completely different & hopefully transformed from ugly duckling.

First tasks involve putting in a concrete base at the rear of the unit for forklift access.

The new facility will deliver a stand alone workshop servicing/repair facility for the Avonmouth depot and free up much needed warehouse space. It can also be used as a demonstration and or training space.

We hope to have this facility on line prior to year end but as with all building projects time scales can vary.

EV Charging Point - Avonmouth

Wellington Welding are pleased to confirm the second installation of a Rolec EV Charging Station at their Avonmouth depot, This follows the first installation at Plymouth.

This new facility will allow two electric vehicles to charge simultaneously and is intended for use by visiting customers, suppliers and staff as well as Wellington Welding’s own electric fleet. It is intended this facility can expand as demand increases and demonstrates Wellington Welding’s commitment to a cleaner future and will allow continued deliveries into Bristol city centre should the local council impose a diesel ban in certain areas.

EV Charging Point Avonmouth

EV Charging Point - Plymouth

Wellington Welding are pleased to confirm the successful installation of their first dual EV Charging Unit located at their Plymouth against the background of colourful graffiti mural which was also the backdrop for a local hip hop artist to film himself against whilst performing!

A strange request that Managing Director Philip Goldney was bemused to agree to.

A second EV charging point is scheduled for installation shortly at the Avonmouth branch.

EV Charging Station

Swift-Cut PRO 3000

Wellington Welding are pleased to confirm another successful Swiftcut installation at prestigious metal fabricators J.Pratley & Sons. The complete installation included a Swiftcut PRO3000 Table with Advanced Auto Nesting and Marking Software and a Hypertherm Powermax 125. The installation team was headed up by Wellington Welding’s Fareham Manager Matt Binney with engineering support from Craig Peterson and Marcel Dimitru. The package of support that Wellington Welding can offer on Swiftcut Tables includes installation and training and as this is supported on a local basis ensures a successful hand over and a strong on-going relationship. Additional training can also be arranged if personnel change.

We at Wellington Welding understand the concerns Corona Virus is having on society but economic activity is still necessary to preserve jobs and pay for the additional costs incurred by the government support measures and we are happy to report on good news stories such as the above as an antidote to all the other gloomy news.

Plymouth Depot's Land Acquisition - Second Phase

Second phase of the car park extension began today with the return of ProLine Groundworks.

Not only are we aiming to double the area available for staff parking we are putting in 2 EV Charging Points. Hopefully future proofing ourselves.

Continuous Investment In Quality Service

Wellington Welding continues to invest heavily in engineering support and confirms the purchase of the latest generation Kemppi Arc Validator which will enable our engineers to offer automated validations on all the latest and most sophisticated Kemppi equipment as well as being able to create templates for use on other makes of equipment.

The Kemppi Arc Validator meets the very latest standards requirements, measuring the necessary components and making sure your welding equipment can meet the necessary standards for accurate setting  to stated WPS/Quality process values.

The Kemppi Arc Validator is founded on the requirements defined in the European Standard EN50504 for validating arc welding equipment.

Plymouth Depot's Land Acquisition Work In Progress PT3

Pleased to confirm our new parking and cylinder storage area nearly complete, just awaiting a final area to be tarmacked at the far end.

We have been delighted with the quality of the work and would like to thank Nigel, Tom and Shane and the team from Pro-Line Groundworks for doing such a professional job.

We can recommend them 100% for any groundwork projects. Attention to detail was a pleasure to behold.

Plymouth Depot land acquisition image

 

Plymouth Depot's Land Acquisition - Work In Progress PT 2

Photos showing works proceeding on new parking and cylinder storage area at Plymouth. The work has progressed extremely well and the contractors Proline Groundworks have been excellent and a joy to work with.

The new facilities will increase the staff parking which  in turn will free up parking space at the front of our building which will increase both the customer parking and the goods vehicle unloading areas.

Plymouth Depot land acquisition work in progress

 

 

Plymouth Depot's Land Acquisition - Work In Progress PT 1

Work began on our newly acquired land on Monday the 29th June, delayed by the Coronavirus lockdown. Not sure of exact timescale but concreting and hard core due to be put down and the kerb lowered to allow straight forward vehicular access.

All in all should allow for easier handling of the industrial gas cylinders as well as offering enhanced parking facilities.

 

New Land Acquisition for Plymouth Depot

Wellington Welding Supplies are pleased to announce the acquisition of a substantial parcel of land to the rear of the Plymouth premises which will be developed for additional staff parking and industrial cylinder storage.

The image shows Plymouth Branch Manager unlocking the security gates to the new area of land which it is hoped will be fully operational by the end of June after extensive resurfacing works.

As a result of enlarged staff parking facilities this will also improve parking space for customers and delivery vehicles, creating a larger and safer experience for all visitors to the Plymouth branch.

 Plymouth land acquisition

 

New Kemppi load from our Avonmouth Depot 

We are pleased to confirm another successful order for Kemppi Master 400 Arc Welding Machines. Congratulations to Roger Libretto and Tom White, both from our Avonmouth Depot, who worked closely together to secure this order in the face of tough competition.

 

Plymouth Showroom Renovation

The Plymouth depot of Wellington Welding Supplies has been a major distributor for ESAB Group for many years, and over the last 10 years the emphasis on the leading ESAB brand has changed from Murex to ESAB, so much so that Murex has all but disappeared as a stand alone brand. There are no longer Murex arc welding machines or gas equipment and indeed the only products available under the Murex banner is a limited range of consumables. To reflect this fundamental shift in corporate strategy, it was necessary for the Plymouth showroom to undergo its own re-branding and, in early July, the Plymouth depot took delivery of its new ESAB merchandising units. These replaced the somewhat dated Murex units and gave Plymouth a new contemporary look complementing the clean modern ESAB branding.

Commenting on the new look, Plymouth Branch Manager John Pulling said: “Murex has been an integral part of Wellington Welding’s support for the Esab Group for many years but the shift away from Murex as a brand has resulted in customers now identifying more with ESAB, and frankly our showroom needed to reflect this. We were to put it mildly due an upgrade but I am delighted with the result and, judging by the compliments we have received, so are the customers.”

 

Local Customer welcomes new Kemppi squad

We are pleased to confirm an order for 12 Kemppi Master S400 MMA Sets about to be delivered to one of our customers. 

Confirmation that investment in the UK Welding Industry is continuing apace.

More & More Local Investment

Plymouth Branch Manager John Pulling personally oversees the delivery of 20 Fronius TransSteel 2200 to a new home with a Devonport based company, providing further evidence that the UK welding industry is alive and thriving and prepared to invest in new technology. 

The Fronius TransSteel 2200 is a true multi-process machine capable of delivering MIG, TIG and MMA capability from a 240v supply. 

Many competitive machines were tested before final approval given to purchase the Fronius TransSteel 2200 which backs our view that it is one of the best welding machines we have tested.

If you would like a free no obligation weld test then please contact us.

Continuous Local Investment

Not the biggest order we have ever had but a good example of a Devonport contractor and a Cornish manufacturer of agricultural equipment continuing to invest in new equipment, which shows the diversity and strength of the British economy. 

We will endeavour to show more examples of successful companies investing in state of the art welding equipment as the year progresses. 

Sometimes I don’t think we recognise the diversity of manufacturing taking place in the UK and the forward looking thinking of the people involved with these companies.

New HSE Guidelines 

As you may have read, the Health and Safety Executive has recently issued a Safety Bulletin for Mild Steel welding, and it has now been reclassified as a known carcinogen.

Our understanding of the current requirements are as follows:

 

  • As part of the customers risk assessments the Hierarchy of Control should be followed.
  • Suitable engineering controls, such as Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV), should be provided for all welding activities indoors, regardless of their duration or frequency.
  • Existing control measures should be risk assessed to ensure compliance with the new HSE recommendations.
  • Where LEV does not adequately control exposure, it should be supplemented by respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to protect against the residual fume. Outdoors, welding should be carried out using appropriate RPE.
  • Engineering controls should be selected based on the type of welding, the welding task, size of the welding piece, duration of welding.

Suitable engineering control methods are:

MIG Welding - On torch extraction (Preferred), Extraction arms/ downdraft benches or extracted booths

TIG - Extraction arms/ downdraft benches or extracted booths

MMA - Extraction arms/ downdraft benches or extracted booths

We also understand that more guidance will be forthcoming from the HSE in the coming weeks.

Our team is available to discuss the most efficient and effective ways to help ensure our customers workplace is compliant with the changes, and to ensure they are utilising the safest and most efficient equipment available.

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