LONDON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- Frost Sullivan to Host Analyst Briefing on Welding Industry on Wednesday, 15
July 2009, at 14.00 BST

The economic downturn has affected the global welding industry, particularly in
Europe and the Americas. In response, market participants have been preparing
for intense competition while concurrently trying to move toward regions and end
user industries that offer potential growth opportunities during the downturn.
Sectors like energy and fabrication remain strong across most regions, while
APAC and Middle East generate higher demand for welding equipment and
consumables. The increased intake of automated solutions can be attributed to a
lack of welders.


The global welding industry has been severely impacted by recession and its
recovery hinges largely on regional demand and orders from end-users. High
demand in the energy and fabrication industry as well as increasing order
intakes from Asian economies already point to imminent improvement, states
Archana Chauhan, Senior Research Analyst for Frost Sullivan's Industrial
Automation and Process Control group.

Frost Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 quarterly analyst briefing
presentation on the global welding market. The briefing is going to be held on
Wednesday, 15 July 2009, at 14.00 BST.

Archana Chauhan will examine which strategies market participants should adopt
in order to reverse the decline of the welding industry. The briefing includes
regional analysis of the welding industry and offers perspective on how market
participants should position themselves in a bottoming market.

This briefing will benefit welding equipment and consumables manufacturers,
distributors and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) by providing a
panoramic view of the recessionary trends in the welding industry and offering
suggestions on how to grow in this environment.

To participate in the briefing, please email Joanna Lewandowska at with the following information: your full name,
company name, title, telephone number, e-mail, address, city, state and country.
Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to
you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at
anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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