We are the largest stockists of welding wire in NZ and import our products from the best welding wire manufacturing plants in the world - bar none.

Our Metal Cored Wires from Kobelco Welding (KW) and Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering (NSWE) of Japan are the best performing welding wires available in NZ  and represent our emphasis on providing the latest technology products sourced internationally.

Japan, as a narrow, coastal country in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," faces very similar seismic and weathering challenges to NZ and has invested heavily in R & D to minimise the effects of these.  Seismic grade flux cored welding wires are particularly important in structural fabrication in NZ. 

We are the sole authorised distributor for KW, NSSW and Chosun flux cored welding wires. NSSW's and KW's top performing metal cored wires are only made available to selected distributors in a limited number of countries, helping to keep New Zealand in the group at the forefront of welding knowledge and expertise.

Choosing the right welding wire for the job is crucial for maximising productivity and reducing costs, as well as ensuring quality welds every time. 80- 85% of welding job cost is Labour, saving time with a better quality wire can make a substantial difference.

As an example, when we recommended a trial of KW's MXA-70C6LF to a major customer already using a top quality flux-cored wire, the result was a saving in time and labour costs of 40%! Paying a little more for the most efficient welding wire meant increased productvity, happy welders and a substantially better bottom line for the company.

Take the time to ask us about the latest developments in welding wire products, you may be surprised at the cost savings you can make simply by using a more efficient, faster, cleaner welding wire.

View our range of welding wires; solid MIG wires, flux cored and metal cored wires and call us for more information and expert technical advice.

Whatever you need, we will be able to help.

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AWS : A5.36 E71T1-C1A2-CS1     

ISO : 17632-A: T42 2 Z P C 1 H5

Nippon SF1e is an all-positional, seamless, copper-coated flux cored welding wire manufactured in Japan to exacting high standards.

One of the best, if not the best, Seismic Grade 3 wires for structural fabrication, ship building, bridges, etc. 

Superb wire to run, described as smooth and buttery, with a high deposition rate.

AWS : 5.20 E71T-9C          

ISO : 17632-A: T46 3 P C 1

Seismic Grade 3, all-positional, flux cored wire designed for butt and fillet welding high strength and low temperature steels, particularly for structural work.

Excellent quality and economically efficient.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C/1M, -9C/9M

ISO : 17632-A - T 42 2 P C/M 1 H5

Kobe DW-50 is a Seismic Grade 3, all-positional, flux cored wire ideal for out-of-position work in structural fabrication.

Versatile, easy to use, suitable for use with high currents with both CO2 and mixed gases.

Also very good on galvanised steel.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C

ISO : 17632-A: T42 0 P C 1 H10

Japanese precision, titania type, all-positional flux cored wire for Seismic Grade 2 welding. 

DW100 is a superb wire for out-of-position work, the stable arc makes it a forgiving wire which is very easy to run with consistently excellent quality welds.

AWS : E71T-1C, -M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 0 P C[M] 1 H10

All-positional, Seismic grade 2, flux cored wire suitable for butt, fillet welding of mild steel and high tensile strength steels in light or non-structural work.

Very good efficiency at economic pricepoint.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C

SF1 is an all-positional, seamless flux cored wire with a high deposition rate, easy and clean to weld.

Suitable for welding mild steel and 490MPa high tensile strength steel for machinery, non-seismic structures, etc.

Superior Japanese quality.

Available in 1.2mm and 1.4mm diameter.

AWS : A5.22  E309LMoTo-1/4

ISO : 17633-A T 23 12 2 L R C/M 3

 Flux cored mig wire for welding stainless or dissimilar metals.

Kobe DW309MoL is very stable with a spatter free arc, high quality weld appearance and self-releasing slag.

AWS : 5.22 E316LT0-1/-4

ISO : 17633-A T 19 12 3 L R C/M 3

Kobe DW316L is a highly recommended flux cored wire for welding stainless steel, can be used with CO2 or Argon CO2 mix. 

Noted for very stable, spatter free arcs producing bright, smooth weld bead surfaces and self releasing slag.

AWS : A5.22 E309LT0(1)-1/-4

Quality flux cored wire for welding 309 stainless steel and dissimilar metals made in Korea. 

CSF-309MoL(P) is suitable for welding of 22%Cr-12%Ni-2%Mo steel and heat resistant steel and dissimilar joints such as a stainless steel to carbon steel of low alloy steel.

Also suitable for under layer welding of stainless steel on carbon steel.

AWS : A5.22 E316LT0(1)-1/-4

ISO 17633-A T 19 12 3 L R C1[M21] 3
ISO 17633-B TS 316L-F C1[M21] 0

Flux-cored wire suitable for welding of low carbon 18%Cr-12%Ni-2%Mo stainless steel.

Fillet, all-positional welding, CO2 gas.

CHO CSF-600H12

 Flux cored wire for hard-facing in high wear applications

AWS : A5.20 E71T

Good wire for home or small workshops, available in 0.6 - 0.9mm diameter, 4.5kg spools.

All positional, self-shielding (gasless), and  easy to use.

AWS : A5.36 E81T9-C1A8-Ni1-H4

ISO : 17632-A; T42 4 Z M M 1 H5

Copper coated, seamless, Seismic Grade 3 metal cored wire with exceptional arc stability and smooth running.

Diffusible hydrogen content is as low as solid wire, excellent crack resistance.

Exceptional for a metal cored wire, it can be used in all positions for single pass welding. 

Combine with customized speed process programme on a Lorch MicorMIG welding machine for up to 30% further gain in speed.

AWS : A5.18 E70C-6M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 3 M M 3 H5

Seismic Grade 3, ideal for welding medium to thick plate joints with maximum efficiency.

Superbly engineered Japanese quality wire. First of the low fuming metal cored wires to be developed.

MX-A70C6LF has a very high deposition rate, fast travel speed, produces clean, high quality welds with excellent penetration and sidewall fusion.

Very low hydrogen, excellent crack resistance.

AWS : A5.18 E70C-6C/6M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 2 M C/M1 H5

Best choice for all-position welding of thin sheet, mild steel and 490 N/mm2 high tensile steel as MX100T can run at very low amps with no burn-through. Also used for root passes with no ceramic backing.

AWS : A5.10  ER5356
AS/NZS ISO : 18273  S Al 5356  

Developed for welding wrought and cast aluminium with addition of 5% Magnesium.

 Intermediate deposit strength and good ductility and corrosion resistance for the GMA welding of a range of 3XXX, and stronger, Aluminium alloys.

0.9mm and 1.0mm, 7kg spools.

Technical Specifications


AWS A5.18: ER70S-6

AS/NZS 14341:  B G 49A 3U C1/M21/M24 S6

Excellent quality, copper coated wire suitable for the all positional welding of mild and low alloy steels, used in general fabrication and structural work.

Technical Specifications




Cost effective wire for smaller jobs. Ideal for home handyman or small trade use.

0.6 - 0.9mm, available in 1 and 5 kg spools. 

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TEC 535608LB
TEC 535608LB

Cost effective, small 450g/1lb spools.

Ideal for tradesmen or home use.

Technical Specifications

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Silicon Bronze is a copper based solid MIG wire used mostly for welding copper, copper - silicon and copper - zinc metals to themselves and to steel.

It can also be used for welding surfacing areas subject to corrosion. 

Available in 4.5kg spools.

Technical Specifications



TECHNIWELD 316L 0.9MM (4.5KG/10LB)
AWS 5.9 E316L

Stainless steel mig wire available in 4.5kg or 15kg spools.

316L is similar to 316 filler metal in that it produces a weld deposit with excellent resistance against intergranular corrosion caused by carbide precipitation.

Used for welding AISI types 316L, 318, and 319L.

Technical Specifications



AWS A5.22 R309LT1-5

Kobe TGX309L are seamless, stainless steel flux cored TIG rods applicable for welding dissimilar stainless and ferritic steels.

Notable for one-sided root pass TIG welding without requiring back shielding.

Easy to use and economical as no gas shielding required. 

Use for joining mild steel or low alloy steel to stainless steels, for joining dissimilar stainless steels such as 409 to itself or to 304L stainless, as well as for joining 309 base metals. Contains no molybendum.

Technical Specifications


AWS :A5.22 R316LT1-5

 Stainless steel flux-cored TIG rods for TIG welding without gas shielding.

Easy to use and economical.

Suitable for welding 316L and 316 base metals as contains molybendum.

Technical Specifications



Chosun TIG TGC-50S solid TIG wire is for welding of mild steel, high tensile strength steel, aluminium killed steel, and one side-shielded welding of pipes. Argon gas shielded.

Technical Specifications


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