About us

Local service, national expertise

Founded in 1979 as a family business to supply industrial gases, IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies) has evolved into a one-stop source for the full range of industrial and special gases, associated equipment and gas and electrical engineering/servicing.

The company is located in Middlesbrough, in the heart of the North-East region, where it has a fully equipped warehouse and service centre, as well as its sales, administration, engineering and delivery departments.

Since 1998, IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies) has been part of the Leengate Welding Group, a subsidiary of BOC and therefore, as of 2006, a division of the Linde Group, the world's leading industrial gases and engineering company.

On 29th October 2014 we launch our new name IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies). Consolidation into IWS means we can now utilise a nationwide network, giving access to more products from all the major brands as well as our own products at very competitive prices.

Its association with such a large, internationally known organisation gives customers access to state-of-the-art application technology, specialist services and a wide range of gas applications hardware.

However, IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies) remains true to the traditional family business values of quality assurance and friendly customer care that have served it so well for more than a quarter of a century.

IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies) is a fully accredited BOC agency, a member of the Association of Welding Distributors and a BS EN ISO 9002 registered company. All staff are fully trained and accredited to industry standards.

Safe And Sound

As the leading supplier of welding equipment and consumables in the UK, as well as servicing and hire options, IWS GAFFNEY (Industrial & Welding Supplies) aim to provide the highest possible levels of quality and assurance. We also aim to continually improve our products and services, whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and environmental protection.


Compliant with Quality Management System
standard ISO9001:2008
Members of The Welding Institute (TWI)
Quality Management System audited by Lloyds
Register Quality Assurance
Members of the Association of Welding
Distribution (AWD)
Fully compliant with the Linde Group Safety,
Health, Environment and Quality policy (SHEQ)
Members of the Institute of Rail Welding
Members of the British Safety Industry Federation
Members of the British Compressed Gases
Association (BCGA)
Members of the Hire Association


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