Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®), the weld purging innovators, bagged first prize at the Welding World Awards 2016 gala dinner, held on 13th April in Birmingham, UK, for being the premier welding product supply company.
HFT beat ten other finalists to be crowned the champions in the category of ‘Best New Welding Product Supplier,’ such as Esab, EWM, Polysoude and Rapid Welding.
The category specified that the winner of the ‘Best New Welding Product Supplier’ must be aware of the latest technology and work within current legislation, as well as being aware of future trends and how to incorporate them. Excellent customer service was also recognised, as well as a strong client client base, with the company being seen as a ‘go-to’ for help and advice in the industry.
Other categories included ‘Best Gas Supplier,’ ‘Best Welding Distributor,’ ‘Best Welding Product Supplier,’ and ‘Best Welding Machine Supplier.’
A press release from the UK-based business stated, “HFT are delighted to have won the award and would once again like to thanks everyone who voted for them.”
The Welding World Awards are the first of their kind and are international, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in the welding industry.
Online nominations and voting took place between June-October 2015. The panel of judges then visited all the nominees and companies who had received 20 votes or more between December 2015 and February 2016, with the official winners announced last week.
The ceremony coincided with the MACH exhibition, the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, which also took place in Birmingham from 11th-15th April, where several guests at the Welding World Awards had featured products.