Welding technology specialist K-TIG has inked a UK distribution agreement with leading automation supplier and integrator Key Plant Automation, off the back of a successful US distribution agreement with Key Plant’s USA subsidiary in January this year to sell K-TIG products in North America.
K-TIG develops, manufactures, and deploys industry disrupting welding technology that welds up to 100 times faster than traditional TIG welding and is particularly well suited to corrosion resistant materials such as stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium alloys and most exotic materials.
Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Key Plant will distribute K-TIG’s welding products in the UK as part of their turn-key welding automation solution.
The two companies will also establish an advanced manufacturing demonstration facility with in-house technical capability, which will enable K-TIG to showcase its market leading technology for nuclear decommissioning.
K-TIG Managing Director, Adrian Smith, said the distribution agreement provides a strong platform to accelerate growth within the company’s strategic target markets including the decommissioning of the Sellafield nuclear site.
“The UK and European markets have long been part of K-TIG’s long term expansion plans,” Mr Smith said.
“The region is experiencing growth of aerospace, defence and nuclear sectors, advanced manufacturing, a changing energy sector and businesses needing to innovate to stay ahead of increasing environmental standards.
“Working with Key Plant in this pivotal market will act as a growth accelerator.”