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The welding business of GroupMKM, promoted by Dr. M.K. Modi, has been at the forefront of welding technology in India for over four decades. The group has been engaged in meeting the exacting welding needs of a host of industries, especially in the Infrastructure sector; be it Power Generation, Oil and Gas Exploration, Oil Refining, Ship Building, Railways, Sea Ports, Airports, Road Construction and the like.

Presently the GroupMKM welding business encompasses two companies – Modi Arc Electrodes Company (MAEC) and Weld Excel India Limited (WEIL).

Modi Arc Electrodes Company was established in the year 1962. The well-equipped plant, spread over an area of approximately 15000 sq. mts. is located at Modinagar (UP) about 45 kilometers North-East of New Delhi. Weld Excel India Limited was acquired in 1997 and has a plant located in Ludhiana (Punjab) about 300 kilometers North-West of New Delhi.

A wide range of electrodes ranging from General Purpose Mild Steel to Stainless Steel Cast Iron to Nonferrous Hard Surfacing to Low Hydrogen are manufactured on our modern equipment in both companies. LOMELT, Low heat input electrodes for repair and maintenance applications complete the range of stick electrodes. We also manufacture wire for CO2/MIG welding process as well as stainless steel wires for GTAW (TIG) and GMAW (MIG) processes & flux-cored wires.

We offer a complete welding solution including Welding Equipment which includes a comprehensive range of Conventional, Thyristor and Inverter based machines for MMA, MIG, TIG, SAW and Air Plasma Cutting processes. Our new range of Inverter based machines are designed as per advanced Inverter technology and these machines are highly energy efficient, compact, lightweight and maintenance free.

Modi Arc Electrodes Company has upgraded their Quality Management system to standard ISO 9001-2008 and in recent audit, DNV has found our QMS conforming to requirements of the same.

A well-equipped and staffed R&D Centre has been playing a vital role in offering suitable electrodes to the welding industry. Continuous efforts of our scientists and technicians have kept us in the forefront of welding technology with the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, and the Govt. of India having granted recognitions to our R&D Centre.

Most of the electrodes both in MAEC & WEIL are manufactured to conform to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code, Section-II Part-C. Various electrodes are approved by national and international agencies such as ABS, BIS, BHEL, BECHTEL, CIB (UP), DESEIN, DNV, DALAL, EIL, IRS, Kvaerner Powergas, LRS, MND, NPC, NTPC, ONGC, PDIL, RDSO, TCE, TISCO, TOYO, UHDE, etc. We are also a regular supplier to major fabricators in India like L & T, Reliance, BHEL, NTPC & Tata Steel to name a few.

Our regional depots and offices, supported with a wide network of distributors throughout the country facilitate smooth and quick distribution. A team of qualified and well-trained service engineers extends technical services and prompt after sales service to our customers.