The company has more than 100 employees who will join Red-D-Arc’s Mexican subsidiary.
“The acquisition of eKipro will increase Red-D-Arc’s presence in Mexico and strengthen our position in this important area, particularly within Mexico’s energy sector,” said Mitch Imielinski, president of Red-D-Arc Welderentals.
eKipro was founded in 1008 by Mauricio Gracia Peña. “I believe the quality of service and breadth of product offering available to current and future customers in Mexico of both companies will be stronger with this combination,” Gracia Peña said. “It is an honor for the eKipro team and me to join Airgas through Red-D-Arc.”
Red-D-Arc Welderentals, owned by Airgas, is the largest provider of welding and welding-related rental products and services in North America, with more than 60,000 welders, 3,700 weld positioning and weld automation products, and more than 1,600 electric power in its fleet. The company, No. 24 on the new RER 100, includes service centers in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and dealers in the Caribbean, Middle East, Kazakhstan and Australia