Our Purpose

At EWS our mission is to provide an unbeatable and easy-to-use service, making us one of the leading welding distributors in the UK. With this ambition comes an abundance of industry knowledge, exclusive access to a global network of  manufacturers and a broad selection of stocked products. Our 4,500 square foot distribution centre holds over 25,000 products and is a hub for technical advice and demonstration facilities. For customers requiring practical and safety guidance or support, our in-house technical staff are pleased to offer impartial advice, backed by an expertise acquired over many years in the industry.

For over 50 years we have been dedicated to providing welding and cutting solutions for customers with varying levels of expertise, from first-time users to experienced professionals. Thanks to the support of our customers, we look forward to the next 50 years of providing welding and cutting solutions.

History

1970s

Our very own Ian Orbell rejected the chance to move to Manchester with his current company and founded a small Welding company in Cobbs Quay, Poole. At this stage, the company name was Weldcare Ltd, soon to be Express Weldcare Services Ltd.

1980s

The Weldcare team began to grow its local customer base and welcomed a new addition to the company, Jon Orbell.

2000s

The company saw a milestone of significant growth during which a brand new and much larger Weldcare HQ was opened in Verwood, Dorset.

2010

Express Weldcare Services was established in the former premises of Express Welding Supplies, where both companies decided to join forces.

The Merger

The decision to merge the two companies stemmed from the retirement of both Express founder, Peter Halliday, and Weldcare founder, Ian Orbell. Due to the resembelling nature of both entities, the remaining directors Peter Earwaker and Jon Orbell took the decision to combine both businesses.

2020

Today we begin a new era, where longstanding Director Peter Earwaker is beginning his well earn't retirement. Newest Director Jack Orbell will be picking up the reigns in the company's next exciting tenure after joining us from Optimas Solutions, a Class C component distributor. Jack is eager to continue the hard work of his grandfather and father joining as the 3rd generation of the family business.