Westarco - an ESAB brand

Westarco is the leading provider of welding and cutting products in Colombia and owner of the Welding Institute, training thousands of new welders every year.

For more than 60 years Soldaduras Westarco has contributed to the development of the industry, providing products and services of the highest quality. Today Westarco is proudly part of the ESAB group with more than 110 years of combined experience and operation in more than 80 countries around the world.

The Westarco Institute offers extensive training and certification programmes, with the latest advances in technology.

The Westarco Institute has been recognised by the industry as a national benchmark in welder training and certification processes. The Westarco Institute is currently an AWS Agency (American Welding Society) and our facility is accredited by ATF.

Westarco Welding Institute Offers:

  • Face-to-face and virtual practical courses in SMAW (coated electrode), GMAW (MIG MAG), GTAW (TIG), FCAW (TUBULAR) processes
  • Qualification of procedures and welders
  • Training centre for personalised training (new Mosquera headquarters)
  • Experienced, highly qualified staff: Instructors, ASTN and ACOSEND Certified Inspectors, CWI and SCWI Engineers
  • More than 18 specialised seminars
  • Training programme to qualify and become certified as AWS (American Welding Society) CWI Certified Welding Inspector
  • Mechanical and chemical testing laboratory
Westarco Welding Institute training
Westarco Shark cutting table

Westarco is Colombia's Trusted Industry Leader and Educational Resource

Westarco offers the most innovative welding, cutting and fabrication products and consumables and the most complete accredited educational resources for welding and fabrication professionals at every level.