voestalpine Bohler Welding sponsors National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders 2020-21

Welders help to build everything, from cars to ships, aeroplanes to rockets, pipelines to highways. To recognise and reward welders for their efforts in building country’s infrastructure, voestalpine Bohler Welding joined hands with The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) to support the ‘National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders 2020 – 21’.

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) is a 55-year old professional body. The institute is also a member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) which is devoted to the cause of promotion and advancements of welding science and technology in India.

“We are delighted to support National skill Competition for Best of the Best welders organised by IIW-India. For us, it is not only important to recognise Best of the Best welders but also to improve the image of welding amongst the aspirant young people who would like to pursue welding as a career.” says Abby Joseph, Managing Director, voestalpine Bohler Welding India.

The ‘National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders 2020 – 21’ was a great success with 183 welders participating in different categories viz. SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW for structural as well as for pipe welding.

The finals were organised in Baroda during April 2021, which witnessed 9 awardees among 23 finalists who were enthusiastically competing for the coveted title of ‘India’s Best Welders 2020-21’.

IIW-India has been organizing the Best Welder competitions every year. This year preliminaries were conducted at Baroda, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore,

Kolkata & Bhubaneswar. Safety & preventive measures were followed while conducting the competition.

“At voestalpine Bohler Welding India, we are always proud to support programs that encourage welders and give them the chance to lead and demonstrate their skills,” added Abby Joseph.