Foster Industrial are the UK's longest established distributor of welding equipment and consumables and celebrated 134 years trading in 2020.
Founded in 1886 by Joseph Foster, as coal merchants, the business spans four generations of the Foster family. The business has moved with the times, starting a thriving railway wagon building repair business in the 1920's. Subsequently, Foster delivered government contracts in Beeching's days of railway rationalisation in the 1960's.
It was this era that sparked a connection to the current Industrial gas & welding equipment business, Foster taking on the Air Product's gases distribution for the East Midlands during in the early 70's.
Fourth generation Foster brothers, Richard & Charles have led Foster Industrial for over 30 years.
Based in Loughborough, the business is ideally placed to serve our East Midlands industrial gas clients & our UK welding supplies customer following.
We are essentially distributors of welding equipment & accessories, who are dedicated to good customer service and expert advice around welding product and processes. This offering is supported by a large 15,000 square foot warehouse, a workshop, trade counter and most importantly, a team of experienced technical sales & service engineers.
We have been recognised by the welding industry in recent years, for our high level of professionalism & service offering around e-commerce and distribution.