PRO AGRI Magazine

By Nicole Black In Gas, Welding



Unique Welding

Welding and gas distributor unlike any other

Unique Welding imports, supplies, and distributes a wide range of welding equipment, welding consumables, and industrial gases to the Southern African region. Established in 1968, the company has grown from strength to strength over the last 50 years by taking advantage of its world-class supply chain and distribution facilities to become the largest independent gas and welding distributor in South Africa. The Unique Welding head office is based in Boksburg with a widespread network of branches spanning across the country, from Roodepoort, Vereeniging, Witbank, and Middelburg, to Rustenburg, Polokwane, Ermelo, Evander, Nelspruit, Pinetown, Richard’s Bay, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.

They use a fleet of more than 70 vehicles and trucks to get their welding and gas products to their customers
across Southern Africa. Unique Welding provides reliable delivery to major corporations across a wide range of industries. They also have dedicated service centres around the country stocking an endless array of spares, as well as providing machine services and repairs to all makes and models of welding machines – both in-house, and on-site. With a broad customer and distributor network across Southern Africa,
Unique Welding’s products are easily accessible. 

They serve customers across multiple industries, from heavy engineering, automotive, and construction, to sugar, manufacturing, petrochemicals, and mining. Some of their larger clients include Illovo Sugar, Sasol, Transnet, and ArcelorMittal. Unique Welding differentiates itself from others in their market through their strong emphasis on customer service and after-sales service. They excel in service delivery, customer focused interaction, and providing the highest quality technical solutions, offering sustainable value. 

They have a team of more than 50 sales executives who travel across the country. They are led by a sales management team with more than 150 years combined experience under their belts. They have a team of dedicated internal sales representatives who work at every branch to make sure that their customers are always taken care of no matter where they are. Unique Welding invests a lot of time and money into empowering and upskilling their employees and communities through skills development initiatives and social and economic projects. 

They have a training centre where they facilitate regular training interventions for employees. They also offer product specific training to help their clients get the most out of their products. Technical training is also offered on-site by their fully competent staff. 

Unique Welding conscientiously support the principles of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment to foster greater economic equality within our society. At the cutting edge of welding technology, they work with a few of the world’s best-known manufacturers to make their own welding machines and equipment. 

Unique Welding’s Thermamax products are market-leaders in terms of their world-class technology and innovative design. These customised ranges include machines and consumables for MIG, TIG, and ARC welding, as well as PLASMA cutting and GAS cutting equipment and regulators. The Thermamax brand is the best in the market when it comes to value and quality, and it meets a lot of industry and safety standards. Unique Welding’s entrepreneurial spirit helps their employees meet the needs of their customers for flexibility and reliability. 

Unique welding says: “ We care about our employees, customers, stakeholders, and suppliers, as well as the wider community. For this reason, we don’t run our business through call centres. People talk to each other instead.”

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