Friday, June 20, 2014

Kemppi Releases the Kemppi ARC System 3 Solution and Announces the Acquisition of Weldindustry AS

LAHTI, Finland. - Thursday, June 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Management of welding procedures, welder qualifications and welding equipment fleet results in high welding production performance, EBIT growth, cost competitiveness and a reduction in lead time. Kemppi ARC System 3 is a new modular software solution for improved welding management. The tailored toolbox enables the customer to choose modules for developing any part of the production process, e.g. quality, project management or productivity. Kemppi ARC System 3 is part of Kemppi’s new TWXM solution concept. The offering has recently been completed with WeldEye®, welding quality and documentation software by Norwegian Weldindustry AS, acquired by Kemppi in December 2013.

The acquisition is an important step in Kemppi’s strategy for the future. Weldindustry is one of the pioneers in the development of welding management software and its WeldEye® solution is a leading industry brand. The Norwegian market has a strong focus on the offshore industry, which has provided an excellent platform for developing high-tech solutions for welding quality management.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Kemppi ARC System 3 and the acquisition of Weldindustry AS. Kemppi has been impressed by the accomplishments of the Weldindustry team and the Weldeye® solution, being the most advanced of its kind. Kemppi ARC System 3, on the other hand, is the most advanced solution for combining equipment technology and online data for welding management. With these two state-of-the-art solutions, we are looking forward to an exciting future together for the benefit of our customers,” says Anssi Rantasalo, CEO of Kemppi.

“It is exciting that my company has found a new home in one of the globally leading groups of the welding industry. Kemppi's expertise and international networks will offer Weldindustry a new platform for future growth and success,” says Tore Haukanes, founder of Weldindustry AS.

Kemppi is a world-leading welding technology company manufacturing arc welding equipment and providing solutions for highly productive welding. In almost 65 years of operation, Kemppi has introduced new innovations to the market, pioneering the development of welding technology and solutions. In 2013 the company had a global revenue of EUR 111 million. Kemppi production plants are located in Finland and India. The company has over 620 employees. Kemppi is the first manufacturer of welding solutions in the world certified to ISO 3834-2. For more see

Weldindustry AS is one of the leading welding management software companies with over 20 years of expertise within the welding profession. Weldindustry has established WeldEye® solution as a complete software application for welding documentation and quality management. The company has offices in Stord and Oslo in Norway. Weldindustry is a member of the Kemppi Group.


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