Nelson® Stud Welding, founded 75 years ago, is the leading global manufacturer and distributor of weld stud fasteners and application equipment serving a broad range of markets on a worldwide basis including the automotive, construction and industrial markets. Stud welding products are suitable for the fastening needs of virtually every industry and our products include externally threaded fasteners, shear connectors, concrete anchors, punching resistor studs, inserts, ports, pipe & cable hangers, weld studs and bosses, and the equipment used to apply, assemble and weld these items.
Through years of design, engineering and manufacturing excellence, we have perfected the durability of our fastener products for use in high stress environments from applications such as off-road construction equipment, large expansion bridges and skyscrapers to high performance autos, nuclear power plants and equipment used in high temperature environments.
Our customers – industry leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and contractors around the globe – know they can count on the Nelson® brand for use in their critical applications, as evidenced by where our fastener products can be found: the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – at 1483 feet; the Guggenheim Art Museum in Bilbao Spain – an architectural wonder designed by Frank Gehry; the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) – the U.S. Navy's tenth nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, commissioned in 2003; and in the products of many leading equipment and automotive manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Bobcat, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, General Motors, and many more!
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Regional Service Centers are located in Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Affiliates and Distributors are located in the following countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemborg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
The Nelson® brand is well recognised in the construction industry for providing high-strength fasteners that can stand up to the most demanding of design standards. We offer a full complement of stud welding fasteners and application equipment to non-residential building contractors and OEMs for use in applications ranging from bridges and high-rise buildings to construction machinery and power generation equipment including nuclear power plants - to name just some of our markets. Our products meet stringent fastening, material and welding codes and we have received approvals from recognised design agencies, code bodies and industry standard organisations.
We are constantly researching new product applications to solve complex customer assembly and fastening needs. We pioneered the use of stud welded shear connector studs, headed concrete and deformed bar anchors and punching shear resistor studs; all ideal for use in high-stress concrete applications. Moreover, we perfected the use of abrasion-resistant weld studs to offer equipment OEMs and their end users the greatest wear protection and longest life for their construction equipment.
For a complete list of our product offerings for the construction industry, please visit our Products section.
Stud welding is ideal for use in a broad range of industrial applications where superior high-strength fastening is required. Nelson serves virtually every segment of the industrial manufacturing market (even consumer products manufacturers!) and offers a full line of both stocked components as well as custom designed components and welding equipment.
Our OEM customers range from makers of equipment such as farm machinery, forestry and drilling machinery, military defense marine vehicles, maintenance vehicles, power transformers, industrial control systems, gas turbine engines, air conditioners, furnaces, conveyor belts and water storage tanks to consumer and commercial products such as kitchen ranges, washers and dryers, cookware, vacuum cleaners, recreational vehicles and medical equipment – and the list goes on and on.
The key is the need for superior cost-effective fastening.
For a complete list of our product offerings for industrial markets, please visit our Products section.
Virtually all automotive manufacturers worldwide use fasteners and automatic feed or high-speed robotic stud welding systems. Nelson offers a broad range of stud fasteners and both digital and analogue based stud welding equipment to OEMs around the globe. We serve many of the major automotive OEMs in the US and abroad and have received numerous supplier quality awards.
Typical applications include securing body trims, electrical fuel and hydraulic lines, components and insulation. The elimination of holes and thus the inherent rust problems offer a major advantage. Moreover, stud welding is ideal for heavy-duty truck applications as stud welding of axle housings cuts the cost of brake wiring in half. Some of the more common uses include:
For a complete list of our product offerings for the automotive industry, please visit our Products section.