The World’s Top 5 Best Welding Brands

The top 5 best welding brands worldwide features companies such as ESAB Welders, Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric, Everlast Welders, and Hobart Welding Products based on their history, performance and popularity.

The best global welding brands are:

1. ESAB Welders Australia


ESAB Welders (also known as Elektriska Svetsnings-Aktiebolaget) was founded by Oscar Kjellberg who developed the world's first coated welding electrode in 1904. Oscar Kjellberg launched ESAB Welders as a subsidiary of Colfax Corporation with strong innovation and uncompromising standards.

Where are ESAB Welders made?

ESAB Welders is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and has a broad global presence that is critical to their growth. ESAB Welders distributes welding equipment globally with numerous regional offices to provide local support in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. ESAB are world leading experts in the following key areas:

  • Manual welding and cutting equipment
  • Welding consumables
  • Welding automation
  • Mechanised cutting systems

2. Lincoln Welders Australia Electric Welders


Lincoln Electric was founded in 1895 by John C. and James F. Lincoln with headquarters located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The Lincoln Electric co-founders invented and launched their first innovative variable voltage arc welder by 1911 that expanded Lincoln Electric into a new technology and industry that generated the future company success. Lincoln Electric is positioned over 18 countries with 59 manufacturing facilities, and over 160 countries with a large network of distributors and sales offices. Therefore, Lincoln Electric is one of the world’s largest designers and developers of:

  • Arc welding products
  • Robotic arc welding systems
  • Plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment
  • Brazing and soldering alloys

3. Miller Electric

Miller Electric is an arc welding and cutting equipment manufacturing company established in 1929 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Niels Miller first built a stick welder from scrap steel in his basement workshop. This saw Miller Electric expand from a small one-person operation selling products exclusively in North-Eastern Wisconsin into a world leading manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment:

  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Flux cored arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Air carbon arc gouging
  • Air plasma arc cutting

4. Everlast Welders

Everlast Welders originated in 2004 as a small Californian e-based generator and welder company. Everlast Welders continued to grow and evolved into a leading multi-national company by successfully engineering and manufacturing welder products, accessories, consumables, and parts. Everlast Welders produces some of the lowest priced quality welder and generator products on the market today:

  • TIG welders
  • MIG welders
  • Stick welders
  • Plasma cutters
  • Multi processes
  • Water coolers
  • Generators

5. Hobart Welding Products

Hobart Welding Products originated as Hobart Brothers back in 1917 by Charles Clarence Hobart. Hobart Brothers manufactured a range of different products from office chairs to compressors. Hobart Welding Products came into fruition during 1925 with the innovative design and manufacturing of welding and cutting products that are industrial quality and easy to use. Hobart Welding Products supply welding products for production, farming, maintenance, and auto repair projects:

  • TIG welders
  • MIG welders
  • Stick welders
  • Engine driven generators
  • Plasma cutters
  • Gas equipment

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