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1981
  ESAB takes over Varios Fabrieken B.V., The Netherlands.
 
1981
  ESAB acquires HANCOCK GmbH, one of British Oxygen's gas-cutting companies.
   
1982
  The merger of ESAB GmbH and HANCOCK GmbH, as ESAB-HANCOCK GmbH, Karben, takes place.
   
1984
  ESAB Canada Inc. is founded.
   
1986
  Filarc Welding Industries B.V., The Netherlands, is acquired.  
     
1987
 
  ESAB India is formally incorporated.  
     
1987
 
  Siderotermica s.p.a. in Italy is acquired.  
     
1989
 
  The production of electrodes in Göteborg is transferred to Perstorp.  
     
1989
 
  The new corporate symbol for The ESAB Group is introduced.  
     
1991
 
  Takeover of Indian Oxygen Limited's (IOL) welding operation  
     
1991
 
  AB Ph Nederman & Co is acquired and the Working Environment Equipment business area is set up.  
     
1992
 
  Flo-tech Welding & Cutting Systems Limited  
     
1992
 
  The Friction Stir Welding process is invented by The Welding Institute (TWI) where ESAB participates as the only welding equipment manufacturer.  
     
1993
 
  ESAB Vamberk in the Czech Republic is set up following the acquisition of the leading producer of consumables.  
     
1993
 
  ESAB introduces Marathon Pac, a bulk pack for solid or flux-cored welding wire.  
     
1994
 
  Takeover of Maharashtra Weldaids Limited  
     
1994
 
  ESAB is purchased by Charter plc of the U.K.  
     
1994
 
  Nederman leaves the ESAB Group but is still a member of the Charter group of companies.  
     
1996
 
  ESAB's first Friction Stir Welding machine, SuperStir, is supplied to Marine Aluminium of Norway.  
     
1998
 
  ESAB acquires a majority holding in the Polish company Ozas, which manufactures welding machines and spares.  
     
1998
 
  A majority holding in Fersab, the leading manufacturer of agglomerated flux in Poland, is acquired.  
     
1998
 
  ESAB acquires AlcoTec Wire Company in U.S.A., the world's largest producer of aluminium wire.  
     
1998
 
  ESAB receives a large order from Boeing and supplies FSW equipment for welding fuel tanks for space rockets.  
     
1999
 
  ZAO ESAB-SVEL is set up in St Petersburg, Russia.  
     
1999
 
  SIB S.p.a in Italy, is acquired. SIB is a production unit for non-alloyed MAG wires.  
     
1999
 
  The ESAB Group identity is replaced with the black-and-yellow ESAB brand identity.  
     
1999
 
  ESAB acquires the majority of the shares in Elektrody Baildon, Poland.