Ador Welding

Ador Welding Limited (NSEADORWELD) (formerly known as Advani–Oerlikon Limited) is an industrial manufacturing company headquartered in Mumbai India. The flagship company of the Ador Group, Ador Welding produces a variety of welding products, industry applications, and technology services, including welding consumables (electrodes, wires, and fluxes) and welding and cutting equipment. It has over 30% market share in the organized welding market and is considered one of the major players in the Indian welding industry.[1] Ador PEB is the company's project engineering division. PEB is based in Pune and has provided services to the Indian Government's Bharat Nirman Program in the field of combustion and thermal engineering technologies.[2]

Ador Welding Limited
FounderJB Advani
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Area served
Pan India,Persian Gulf/Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.
Key people
Mr. Aditya T. Malkani
ProductsWelding equipments, consumables, cutting products, CNC cutting machine, welding automation
ServicesProject engineering
RevenueUS$ 70 million (2017)
Number of employees
ParentAdor Group


Ador Welding Limited was formerly known as Advani–Oerlikon Ltd. and traces its history back to 1908 and five men, all originally from Karachi: Kanwalsing Malkani, Vasanmal Malakani, Jotsing Advani, Bhagwansing Advani, and Gopaldas Mirchandani. In 1951 to meet India's growing demand for welding electrodes, JB Advani & Co formed a joint venture with Oerlikon-Buhrle of Switzerland to manufacture them. The resulting company, Advani–Oerlikon Ltd., helped build India's welding industry, which at the time was in its infancy.[3]

In early 1970s, the company began expanding into other sectors in India, such as electronic equipment, metal reclamation solutions[buzzword] for industrial components, energy solutions[buzzword] and cosmetics. During this decade, a separate entity, Ador Powertron, was established for manufacturing electronic power equipment.[4] The 1970s also saw the formation of Ador Fontech, a company providing metal reclamation and surfacing solutions[buzzword] for industrial components.[5] Within ten years, Ador Fontech had become the number two company after Larsen and Toubro in the metal reclamation sector.

In 1986 JB Advani & Co launched an initial public offering and ceased to be the holding company of Advani-Oerlikon Ltd. In 2003 the joint Advani–Oerlikon association came to an end and the company changed to its current name Ador Welding Limited.[6]

One of Ador Welding Ltd's Equipment plants
One of Ador Welding Ltd's Consumables plants

Ador Welding PEBEdit


  • 1989: Project Engineering Business got established
  • 1994: Enlisted as LSTK contractor for Flare systems
  • 1998: awarded ISO 9001 Certification for entire plant
  • 1999: ventured on their own as Ador Technologies Ltd.
  • 2001: Merged with Ador Welding Ltd as PEB – a division of AWL
  • 2002: Registered in Oman for flare systems
  • 2005: Awarded OHSAS 18001 Certification for entire plant
  • 2007: Established Fabrication Unit for Process Equipment for Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Reactors
  • 2008: Awarded ASME approval in "U", "R" and "NB" Stamp for Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers
  • 2008: Registration in UAE for Flares
  • 2011: Re-certification of ASME approval in "U" and "R"


  • A distributor and sales network of over 125 outlets throughout India
  • Four manufacturing units located in Silvassa, Chennai, Raipur, and Pune[7] (India). (The units are ISO 9001:2000 certified for quality management systems and ISO 14001:2004 standard for environment management systems and are audited by NCC Abu Dhabi and PDO Oman.)[8]
  • Eleven area offices in India and one overseas office in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
  • Distributor bases in the Persian Gulf/Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa
  • Two Research and Development Centers in India at Pune and Silvassa[9]
  • The Ador Welding Academy (AWA) for training welders in welding techniques and procedures. The AWA (Formerly AIWT) has trained over 60,000 welders in India[10]


The following are the key executives of the company as of 2011:[11]


Ador Welding's services to clients have included:


  1. ^ Damodaran, Harish (2008). India's New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry in a Modern Nation, p. 27. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-230-20507-0
  2. ^ Ador PROEN Archived 18 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine (official website)
  3. ^ Business India (1 June 2008) "Eventful Century: From a Humble Trading Outfit in 1908, the Ador Group has come a long way" Archived 23 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The Hindu Business Line (20 March 2002). "Ador Powertron has no immediate plans for IPO"
  5. ^ Ador Fontech (official website)
  6. ^ India Infoline Ltd. (2011). Company Profile: Ador Welding Ltd.
  7. ^ Tata BlueScope Building Solutions. "Case Study: Design Flexibility and Aesthetics weld into a Magnificent Structure" Archived 31 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Ador Welding: Manufacturing Plants Archived 18 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine (official website)
  9. ^ Ador Welding: Technology Development Centres Archived 7 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine (official website)
  10. ^ Ador Institute of Welding Technology Archived 19 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine (official website)
  11. ^ Ador Welding: Executive Management Team Archived 7 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine (official website)

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