Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced transaction to acquire Air Liquide Welding, a subsidiary of Air Liquide. The transaction brings together two leading welding and cutting solution providers who are committed to helping customers improve their operations with innovative, productive and high-quality solutions. The acquisition not only offers customers the great brands and products that have come to trust and rely upon in their operations, but broadens available solutions, technologies, and technical application expertise to meet customers’ changing needs.

“We are excited to welcome Air Liquide Welding into the Lincoln Electric family. The transaction brings together two talented teams who share the same commitment to welding and cutting innovation and offers customers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions, technologies and application expertise.”
– Christopher L. Mapes, Lincoln Electric Chairman, President and CEO

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Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions, robotic welding and cutting systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting, and is a leading provider of brazing and soldering alloys. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Lincoln Electric has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries, and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices reaching over 160 countries.

Lincoln Electric is customer-focused and has a 120+ year track record of developing innovative technologies and solutions that improve customers’ productivity while reducing their total costs. The Company’s ‘2020 Vision and Strategy’ is to achieve operational excellence and best-in-class financial results responsibly, with continuous improvement in its environmental, health and safety performance. To learn more, visit

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