Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW) is a Chicago based company manufacturing products and equipment for a wide range of industries: construction, general, automotive, food and beverage industries, industrial capital goods, paper products, consumer durables and electronics. The company has operations in 57 countries that employ more than 50,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. For investor relations, business units and more general information about Illinois Tool Works Inc. please visit our corporate website on www.itw.com.

ITW’s Welding segment designs and manufactures value-added equipment and specialty consumables with leading technology for a variety of industrial applications, serving an array of end markets where weld quality is a critical factor. ITW’s industry-leading welding solutions are differentiated by innovative technology designed to meet the needs of today’s users with specific focus on productivity, quality, and ease of use behind very strong brands. ITW Welding also continues to address critical industry issues such as more stringent regulatory requirements and the need to quickly and effectively train new welders.

Global solutions – solid performance

Our world is all about welding. That is why our welding and heating solutions are designed with, by and for welders and developed in response to their demands. And it is why our industry-leading brands provide cost-effective solutions with outstanding reliability and uncompromising performance – wherever welding takes you.

Elga® supplies leading-edge welding technology, specializing in coated electrodes and cored wires for demanding customer segments.

Miller® is the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products — innovative, solution-focused equipment designed for welders the world over.

Hobart® supports welding by manufacturing filler metals, including tubular wires, solid wires and stick electrodes that improve weld quality, increase productivity and drive lower total cost for your business.

Tregaskiss is a leading provider of customized robotic MIG/MAG torches and peripherals — proven performers that maximize throughput and minimize costs.

Bernard™ uses customer-driven innovation to manufacture MIG/MAG torches engineered for simplicity and built for durability.

AEC Technology is the market leader in heat treatment and stress relief of welds, renowned for its patented Thermocontrol equipment.

PWT has developed its own market within automatic onshore pipeline welding by creating one of the industry’s first automatic welding systems for pipeline construction.

Welding consumables are of growing importance and ITW Welding offers the world’s most complete selection of welding and plasma equipment, consumables and related accessories for almost any application.