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Since its founding in 1904, ESAB has developed a wide range of welding and cutting products. ESAB products are now an integral part of industries like Shipbuilding, Petrochemical, Construction, Transport, Offshore, Energy and Repair and Maintenance, to name a few. This would not have been the case without an extensive R&D and quality effort.

The Company's initiative on Total Quality Management has resulted in ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certifications for all four of its principal manufacturing facilities located at Kolkata, Chennai and Nagpur. Further, the skills, know-how and resources at ESAB India's Research and Development Departments, have helped the Company to offer a wide range of world-class products for diverse applications, cost-effectively.

R & D Focus
The key objective of R&D is to meet customer requirements better. This is possible through:
Higher productivity
Enhanced and consistent quality
Improvement of the working environment
Reduction of environmental impact
ESAB's research and development strategy is to continually improve its welding and cutting processes. The Company seeks to develop new, high quality product families faster, with the primary focus on long-term benefits. The constant development of welding processes is an important part of this work and goes a long way in realizing the key objective of benefiting the customer.
Quality Standards
The Company has received ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications for its Equipment factory at Kolkata and ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certifications for its Welding Consumables factories located at Kolkata, Chennai and Nagpur. Every unit strictly adheres to a quality manual that describes in detail how quality is to be addressed.
Welding Consumables
Chennai - Ambattur
ISO 9002 / 14001
ISO 9002 / 14001
Welding Equipment
Kolkata - Taratala
ISO 9001 / 14001
Cutting Systems
ISO 9001 / 2000
In addition to ISO, ESAB has obtained certification from a number of other bodies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (Kerntechnischer Ausschuss, KTA) and Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TüV). Furthermore, all production units for welding consumables have product approvals from Verband der Technischen Überwachungs-Vereine (VdTüv) and many other classification societies.