TBi Industries GmbH

Our guideline ’Ready for Tomorrow.’ challenges us to develop state-of-the-art products that provide clear practical advantages to the end-user.

The Company

TBi Industries GmbH is a German provider of high quality welding equipment specialized on development and production of MIG/MAG and TIG torches for industrial use. In addition to handheld welding torches, the special focus is on torch technology and cleaning stations for robotic welding. TBi Industries has a worldwide distribution network with its own production facilities in Europe and Asia.

Since 01 June 2017 TBi Industries is part of the ESAB group, a world leading manufacturer of welding consumables and welding and cutting equipment. ESAB, operating in almost all countries worldwide, has more than 8.700 employees and production facilities on 4 continents.

Our Philosophy

Faithful to our guideline ’Ready for Tomorrow.’ TBi is involved right from the beginning in the development of the adequate welding tool for a new process or application. TBi has the vision to develop technically outstanding products and to become a technological leader in the welding torch business. This focus on future technologies, the concentration on practical advantages for the end user and an excellent performance in pre- and after-sales services are defining our TBi philosophy.

The TBi-Team

The success of the company is based on the high qualification of our staff and their motivation to perform at best for our customers. Our customers represent the center point of all our activities. An open-minded corporate culture allows us to quickly react to changes and understand the requirements of our customers. Quality and service always come first for us .

Our History

2023 Successful presentation and launch of the new T-Lux handle for the MIG/MAG and TIG manual torch series at the Schweißen & Schneiden trade fair in Essen.
Relocation of the TBi headquarters from Fernwald to Karben.
2022 The implementation of the two digital tools TBi TIG and TBi Robo Configurator offers customers the convenient option of individually customizing TBi torches and system components.
2021 In line with the trend in the welding industry, TBi also offers a lot of news on the safety at work topic. The TBi MIG/MAG fume-extraction torch series now offers our customers a number of additional features and the combination with the new mobile TBi Extract extraction system ensures a variety of applications.
2020 The year of the anniversary: 30 years of TBi are three decades of pioneering innovations and versatility.
Product launches of the TBi MIG/MAG modules in various versions as an option to the Expert Plus handle and that of the compact and powerful TBi XCT 200W TIG torch as a complement to the TBi XCT 400W.
2019 The new TBi MT automatic torch series convinces with technically outstanding further developments. Presentation and launch of the TBi Booster, the powerful intermediate wire feed for handheld welding torches.
2018 The new MIG/MAG handles TBi Expert Mini and TBi Expert Plus extend our product portfolio and allow our customers to individually cater to the requirements of the different end-users.
2017 Since 1. June 2017, the TBi group is part of ESAB. TBi is integrated as an independent business unit within ESAB, our products will continue to be distributed under the TBi brand over the existing TBi distributor network. This strategic alliance will enable us to offer new and exciting possibilities to our customers and partners.
2016 TBi wins important projects for robotic welding with international end-users. New and unique products like the TBi SelfLock welding cable connector demonstrate the innovative power of the company.
2015 Presentation of the powerful TIG torch TBi XCT 400W and its optimized consumables. Various product improvements have been implemented in our TIG torches, e.g. the new PrecisionSwitch Dual.
2014 The year was characterized by intense product development activities and the market launch of a multitude of new products and options in the MIG/MAG, TIG and Robotic ranges. The new TBi XP gas cooled high performance torches have been added to the product family.
2013 Introduction of various new products at the Welding & Cutting show in Essen, e.g. RoboMIG Push-Pull systems, Narrow gap torches, 2-circuit cooled torches with superior performance or the TBi Basic torch line.
2012 Presentation of the new MIG/MAG welding torches TBi Expert and the completely redesigned Push-Pull torch TBi PP-TX. The heavy-duty torch TBi RM82W with 2-circuit cooling system completes the RM2 robotic torch line.
2010 Sales start of the new TBi RM2 robot torch series - a completely modular system. The RM2 torches have been developped according to the TBi philosophy and offer top welding performance at low investment and operating cost.
2009 Introduction of the new Infiniturn robot torch system which allows endless rotation in air and water cooled systems. Inauguration of the new state of the art application and technology center at TBi headquarters in Fernwald.
The presentation of 40 new products at the Welding & Cutting show in Essen has demonstrated the innovation capacity of the company.
2008 We have moved into our new sales and logistics facility in Fernwald. On an area of more than 6000 sq. m, we enjoy expanded storage space, an optimized infrastructure and room for the further growth of the company.
2007 Highly specialized and custom-designed MIG and TIG welding torches for robotic use help us win well-known international automotive suppliers as customers.
Many robot manufacturers show the TBi RoboMIG torch at the international welding show in Shanghai.
2005 The new TBi Plasma and Plasma-powder welding torches and the JetStream automatic cleaning station for robotic welding have been product highlights at the international Welding & Cutting show in Essen, Germany.
2004 The group of companies is restructured and merged into one single company, TBi Industries GmbH.
2003 New development of additional aircooled MIG robot torches and fume extraction welding torches; further additions to our TBi Top 2000 MIG welding torch series in the high performance range.
2001 New models are added to our MIG torch series TBi Top 2000. These torches are designed to the state of the art and allow for very productive work with long life of the consumables.
2000 Completion of the first robot torch product line. The collision-resistant stainless steel torch significantly increases productivity of robotic equipment.
1995 Formation of the TBi Industries GmbH & Co. KG as R&D and distribution company. Many innovative products are developped and launched in the following years.
Mai 1990 Foundation of T+B Schweisstechnik GmbH starting with trade and production of MIG/MAG welding torches and accessories.