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Buying from Overseas Frequently Asked Questions

Buying from Overseas - Help for you to decide on buying Welding & Cutting Equipment

Where we are

Westermans International Ltd, Unit 4 Midland Distribution Centre, Markfield Road, Groby, Leicestershire LE6 0FS United Kingdom. Company Registration Number 04945851. VAT number GB 399 6230 06

Who we are

Westermans International have been trading in the metal manufacturing industry 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 serviced or refurbished to individual orders and often bespoke. The machine you buy is sold to match your requirements.  

What you get

Unless otherwise stated, all our machines are serviced to order. Machines are often supplied bespoke to suit your application. If required, any machine can be 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 watch the videos of fully working quality equipment sold to clients.

Inclusive Warranty

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

If you purchase a machine in "As Is" condition it means we have not ran it, serviced it or offer any warranty on it.  This is an option on some equipment we sell offering a low cost solution. It is the Buyer's responsibility to view the equipment before purchasing as our normal selling terms do not apply. 

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.

Overseas Delivery

All machines are supplied 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 the Port of delivery or delivered address along with any other requirements needed.

Overseas Payments

On receipt of a Purchase Order, we will issue a Proforma Invoice with Bank details. Overseas Payments can be made by Bank Transfer in GB Sterling, EURO or USD. Delivery dates quoted are subject to receipt of full payment.

Holding Deposit. If agreed, a non-refundable holding deposit can be taken to secure equipment. This is normally 10% of the full value. The balance or any interim payment request must be made within 7 days or storage fees may be applied or we have right to cancel the contract.


All goods sold are issued with a Delivery/Packing Note and Commercial 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. There may be a fee for additional documentation.


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. This must be then reported in writing with photographic evidence within 48 hours. 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.



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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