WIA Welding Industries of Australia has announced major changes to the production of its Weldmatic range of MIG welding machines.
WIA’s General Manager, Alan Hamilton, says the welding market has changed significantly over the past decade both in Australia and overseas.
“For the Weldmatic brand to survive in an increasingly competitive industry, we have made the difficult decision to outsource the manufacturing of our MIG welding machine range. This decision was not taken lightly and we are proud to have retained our Australian manufacturing operations for as long as we could," says Hamilton.
“We haven’t opted for an off-the-shelf option. Instead, we have engineered every aspect of the product with our partner company, and selected the highest quality components to retain the exceptional quality, performance and reliability that the Weldmatic brand is renowned for,” he adds.
By outsourcing the manufacture of their MIG welding machines, WIA Welding Industries of Australia have been able to achieve competitive price points for a high quality product, enabling them to reposition Weldmatic and make it even better value for money.
Brett Blackwell, WIA’s Equipment Product Manager, says WIA takes product quality very seriously.
“Our machines are still built to exacting specifications and we guarantee there will be no reduction in product quality. The Weldmatic range will continue to produce a superior arc for continuous, high quality welds," says Blackwell.
“We’ve taken this opportunity to fine-tune the performance across our range, and we think our customers will be very impressed with the result," he adds.
To show their confidence in their welding machines, WIA Welding Industries Australia have extended the warranty on Weldmatic welding machines for an additional 12 months, giving a total of four years (this offer is only available for a limited time).
The Weldmatic range of high performance MIG welding machines is designed to withstand tough environmental conditions and rough use. The range is made up of both single and three phase options to suit a wide range of applications.
There are two options in the single-phase range: the new Weldmatic 190 and the high performing Weldmatic 270. Both welding machines have been purposely designed for rural workshops, light industrial fabrication, hire fleets and serious DIY work.
The Weldmatic 190 offers the high output and optimal performance, as well as a new spool holder design to make spool changing quicker and easier.
The heavy-duty three phase machines include the Weldmatic 356, 396 and Fabricator, designed for medium to heavy fabrication.
The Fabricator welding machine has been engineered to handle the toughest fabrication and industrial applications, from rail manufacturing and ship construction to mining maintenance.
Customers who purchase a new MIG welding machine can register their product online to receive an additional 12 months warranty that covers parts and labour, and is supported by an Australia wide service network.