RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) has announced that Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company, has recently expanded its presence in the United Kingdom by acquiring 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.