Foster Industrial Awarded Best Welding Distributor

The results are in! And we're delighted to have been named as winners of the UK Welding Distributor of the Year at the Welding World Awards 2016 - the first ever awards to recognise excellence in the welding sector.

Following initial voting by customers, we were recognised in the Best Gas Agent, Best E-Commerce Website Organisation and Best Welding Distributor categories. The next stage for us and the other finalists was to examined in front of a panel of expert judges, who assessed us against a range of criteria relevant to each category.

To demonstrate prowess in the Best Gas Supplier category we were expected to be aware of the latest technology and legislation as well as future changes and how we plan to embrace them. The Best Welding Distributor had to show good product knowledge and excellent customer service, while The Best Ecommerce Website Organisation Award went to the company who engineered a website that is easy to navigate, has up to date information and is trusted, with an excellent search function.

Launched by The Association of Welding Distribution (, which supports and promotes the high professional standards of its members, the awards are proud to be both independent and impartial. Providing a unique platform for recognition by peers and customers, they showcase the best in the business. One of the things that makes us especially proud is that it is our customers who have got us to this position – where we were announced as a winner at the Gala Awards Dinner.

Now we’re grateful that our commitment to customer service and the investments that we’ve made over the past year stood us in good stead – watch this space to see whether we can win another award in 2018!

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