Airgas, the parent company of Red-D-Arc Welderentals, has announced the welding company has enhanced and expanded its presence in the UK – with the acquisition of Hember Limited.

Headquartered in Warrington, Lancashire, Hember Limited was established in 1974 as a privately-owned provider of rental welding equipment and associated welding products, and grew to five locations with more than 26 associates throughout the United Kingdom including in Bridgend, Barton, West Thurrock, Warrington, and Southampton.

“We are very excited to welcome the associates and customers of Hember Limited into the Red-D-Arc family,” said Mitch Imielinski, President of Red-D-Arc Welderentals. “We look forward to continuing to offer the excellent service and expansive product offering that Hember’s customers have come to expect, and we anticipate a bright future for Hember and Red-D-Arc together under the Red-D-Arc name.”

The acquisition of Hember expands Red-D-Arc’s presence within the United Kingdom to include more than 40 associates in seven locations, all offering the company’s full line of welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and lease, as well as a range of Red-D-Arc welding products and equipment for both long-term and short-term rentals. In addition to offering Red-D-Arc’s standard line of weld automation products, Red-D-Arc’s associates can provide full-service design and fabrication of turn-key weld automation packages that can be tailored to specific customer needs.

About Red-D-Arc Welderentals

Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company, is the largest provider of welding and welding-related rental products and services in North America, with over 60,000 welders, 3,700 weld positioning and weld automation products, and over 1,600 electric power generators in their fleet.

Started in 1955, Red-D-Arc became an Airgas company in 1995 and currently offers rental welding-equipment through over 70 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as through Airgas Construction Stores, and a dealer network that includes the Caribbean, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, and Australia.