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Where we are

Westermans International Ltd, Unit 4 Midland Distribution Centre, Markfield Road, Groby, Leicestershire LE6 0FS United Kingdom. Company Registration Number 4945851. VAT number GB 399 6230 06

Who we are

Westermans have been trading since 1967, a family owned and run company based in Leicestershire, UK. Peter Westerman, Founder and Managing Director is pictured here with Craig Westerman, Sales and Operations Director

Our Prices

We do not state prices on the majority of our welding equipment as each machine is refurbished to individual orders and often bespoke. The machine you buy is sold to match your requirements, normally ready to plug and play!

What you get

Unless otherwise stated, all our machines are fully serviced to order. Machines are often supplied bespoke and altered to suit. If required, any machine can be fully refurbished which includes re-spraying and replacing any necessary parts. Our machines are only made by the leading manufacturers, so you will receive a quality working machine ready weld. See our Gallery of equipment sold... or better still the YouTube videos of fully working quality equipment sold to clients.

Inclusive Warranty

All our machines are fully serviced before despatch, unless otherwise stated. If necessary, machines can also be refurbished and colour coded to suit existing workshops. Unless otherwise stated, there is a minimum of 4 months Parts and Labour warranty. Export Warranty is 4 months Parts only. Warranty is based on Return to Site basis. Please note: All NEW torches and accessories only carry the standard 3 month manufacturers warranty as these are consumables.

Impartial Advice

We do not have an obligation or agency to a specific manufacturer. We stock most makes and models of welding equipment and would prefer to advise and quote a suitable machine that gives the welder satisfaction and reliability. In fact, it is best to ask the operator which make they prefer before making a decision. We are partners with a small number of global manufacturers and can supply new products and consumables. Please be aware that we trade B2B.

Worldwide Installations

Westermans International have specialist Service Engineers who are able to provide full installation and after-care support on either New or Used welding and cutting machinery supplied. Charges apply, please ask for more details.

Tuition

Tuition or training is available on all machinery we supply. Free in-house demonstrations to run you through the application is free of charge. Our Engineers will travel to your nominated workshop, however there will be a charge. Normally provided on a daily basis, this can be tailored to suit the company or individual operator. We are not liable for any or any consequential losses or legal fees associated with incompetent operators nor are we responsible for any incorrrect use of equipment. We are a supplier of equipment B2B only.

UK Delivery

We LOAD all our machines to ensure that your machine is secure whilst in transit. Most machines are despatched on a 2-3 day pallet service to the majority of UK postcodes. Parcels under 25kg are delivered on a next day service. Machines can also be collected from our works in Leicestershire, once payment has been received.

Overseas Delivery

All machines are Ex-Works, unless otherwise stated. We LOAD all our machines ourselves to ensure they are secure for onward transit. We can however provide full freight forwarding facilities via a number of reliable Shipping Agents, including legal documentation, packaging and crating for one off items up to the loading of 40ft containers. Please request a quotation for air, sea and road freight, just let us know port of delivery or delivered address along with any other requirements needed.

Payments

On receipt of a Purchase Order, we will issue a Proforma Invoice with Bank details. UK payments can be made by Cheque, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Cash, Company Credit or Debit Card (company cards subject to a fee) Overseas Payments can be made by Bank Transfer. We accept GB Sterling, Euro and USD.

Documentation

All goods sold are issued with a Delivery/Packing Note and Tax Invoice. We are experienced Exporters, and can provide advice on all documentation, shipping quotes and special timber for any country around the world. If you require a Certificate of Origin, Engineers Certificate, Inspection or EUR1 form, please advise.

Returns

Please note that Returns for other reasons than under warranty are only possible if authorised prior to receiving. Due to machines being completed to order there will be a minimum of a 25% cancellation and re-stocking fee.

Delivery Terms and Conditions

It is your responsibility to examine your order upon delivery to ensure there are no visible signs of damage, of which this must be reported immediately (within 48 hours) in writing with photographic evidence. In the event that there are parts of your order missing or incorrect you must contact us within 7 days of receipt with full details in writing with photographic evidence. No claims can be made against Westermans International Ltd if not in writing or after this time. For any other problem with your order, please contact us immediately.

Disclaimer

Westermans International Ltd assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the products, services or advice given by officers and employees of Westermans International Ltd. You must seek external professional advice to ensure the product and/or service is suitable for your needs.
Westermans International Ltd shall not be liable for damage, losses (whether direct, indirect or consequential), expenses, liabilities, loss of profits, productivity, business or economic loss, depletion of goodwill, costs (including legal costs), claims, demands, proceedings, judgments or otherwise resulting from the failure to give advice or information or the giving of incorrect advice or information (including through the Westermans International Ltd technical helpline) whether or not due to its negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
Westermans International Ltd reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the Products and Service supplied and sold at any time without prior notice.

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