AIS Technical Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Welding Specialist Lastek

Insulcon Technical is strengthening its reputation in the welding sector after signing an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Lastek.

The deal will enable UK companies to purchase welding electrodes which exactly fit their requirements with much faster delivery times, at the same time as avoiding European delivery charges and currency fluctuations.

This exclusive sales agreement is a great coup for Insulcon Technical and means the company will become the sole UK supplier of Lastek’s extensive range. Lastek is based in Belgium and is a specialist manufacturer of welding electrodes. It produces hundreds of different variants, which are uniquely designed and engineered to achieve maximum performance in applications such as dredging, mining, earth moving, tunnelling, automotive, agriculture and construction.

These products are the latest addition to Insulcon Technical’s growing service and product portfolio for the welding sector. Following the purchase of Speciality Welds last year, millions of pounds have been invested in new specialist manufacturing facilities and launched several new welding products including underwater welding electrodes, isolation switches, as well as expanding the service offer for non-destructive testing, underwater welding training and procedures and coded welding training from multiple UK sites.

Managing Director of Insulcon Technical, Chris Evans said: “We are delighted to sign this exclusive agreement with Lastek to become their sole UK distributor, which recognises our world-class reputation and commitment to investing in the UK welding sector. There is huge demand for high-quality welding consumables in the UK. Welding products are used in everything from construction to agriculture and fabrication and with such a well-established manufacturing partner in Lastek, we can service right across these sectors.

“Lastek has spent the past fifty years developing special alloys and methods to simplify maintenance and welding repairs. Their world-class products are highly specialised, high-performing and amongst the best on the market so our brands align perfectly.

“As well as opening up numerous new markets for Insulcon Technical, this deal complements our existing services and allows us to bring even greater choice to our customers.”

Luc Driesen from Lastek said: “We were looking for a reliable UK partner who shared the same ethos for quality and customer service as ourselves. Insulcon Technical was the ideal choice and we are looking forward to working with them closely in the future.”

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