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What are the latest happenings in the world of induction heating? This section will keep you up to date.


Quality management certification

We are pleased to announce that EFD Induction Germany has received their ISO certification.

Data privacy protection

The new General Data Protection Regulation have entered into force and EFD Induction is dedicated to protecting the personal data of all our contacts.

The world’s fastest and most flexible horizontal hardening machine

The new HardLine Hybrid horizontal hardening machine combines a pusher and a continuous loading machine in one single unit–offering the best of both worlds.

Electrotechnical Award

R&D engineer Ketil Hornæs at EFD Induction Norway has been awarded the EC 1906 Award for his work in IEC TC 27 Industrial Electroheating and Electromagnetic Processing.

Exciting job opportunities in the US

We are expanding our sales team in North America and are looking for two outside sales specialists who will help bring the benefits of induction technology to the North-American market.

Record-breaking weekly sales of Induction Welders

The second week in March has been exceptionally good for EFD Induction welder sales. The company has sold no less than eight Weldac solid-state welders, breaking their previous record of six welders in one week.

Introducing SiC transistors

“After comprehensive testing of a range of different types of transistors, EFD Induction is now ready to introduce Silicon Carbide transistors in some of our high frequency, solid-state welders”, says Global Sales Director for Tube and Pipe, Peter Runeborg. 

Customised solutions is our speciality

Leading wire and cable industry association, the International Wire and Machinery Association has welcomed EFD Induction as a new member.

Award-winning standardisation
We are immensely proud to share the news that R&D engineer Ketil Hornæs at EFD Induction Norway has been awarded the IEC 1906 Award for his work in IEC TC 27 Industrial Electroheating and Electromagnetic Processing.

Job Opportunities / Vacant Positions

An exciting future awaits you at EFD Induction.  See if you find exciting challenges in one of our companies worldwide.

The professional way to minimize energy consumption

Our Energy Management System for HardLine Heat Treatment Systems identifies and makes visible your energy consumption weak spots.

EFD Induction lands major order for thread annealing of CV joints

A global leader in advanced steering and driveline systems has selected an EFD Induction HardLine system. The heat treatment system will be used to anneal the thread area of the CV joints.

Upgraded range of Sinac converters
Industrial induction heating specialist EFD Induction has announced the launch of a new, improved range of its Sinac PM/PH parallel-compensated converters.

Largest single-cabinet welder produced by EFD Induction
One of the largest tube and pipe manufacturers in Europe has selected EFD Induction to design, build and install a single-cabinet 750 kW / 200 kHz ‘Weldac ’welder.

New Global Sales Director
EFD Induction hires industry veteran to serve Induction Power Systems Integrators and OEMs.

Wire preheater system chosen by US manufacturer
A major US wire and cable manufacturer recently ordered an EFD Induction preheating system. The system will be used for heating prior to extrusion.

Induction scanners for sun gears and shafts
EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers.The orders involve EFD Induction ‘HardLine’ type induction scanning systems.

Welder upgrade improves THDI
EFD Induction has announced that its lower-power Weldac welders will feature an optionfor a 12-pulse diode rectifier. Previously, lower power Weldacs featured a 6-pulse rectifier.

Haier Group buys brazing system
EFD Induction has sold five Minac 12/18 Twin induction heating systems to the Haier Group, the world’s largest freezer and refrigerator manufacturer.

Induction coil order from Voith Hydro AB
EFD Induction has received a contract from Voith Hydro AB for the supply of 12 induction coils.

EFD Induction chosen for heat treatment of balance shafts
A global supplier of engine, steering and chassis components has selected an EFD Induction solution for hardening of balance shafts.

Thermo King install brazing machine

Thermo King, the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks and trailers, recently installed an automatic brazing machine from EFD Induction.

EFD Induction acquires Superior Technologies Europe

EFD Induction has announced its acquisition of Superior Technologies Europe (STE) a leading supplier of impeders, coils and related equipment to tube and pipe manufacturers in Europe.

Giant tube and pipe maker orders a giant induction welder

EFD Induction, one of the world’s leading suppliers of solid-state welders reports a significant delivery of a 1800 kW/300 kHz welder to a major tube and pipe manufacturer.

Roll forming equipment maker orders two solid-state induction welders

EFD Induction, one of the world’s largest induction heating companies, recently received an order for two of its ‘Weldac’ induction welders from a major North American roll forming company.

Norwegian state backs EFD Induction Romania
EFD Induction Romania, a wholly owned subsidiary of the EFD Induction Group, has been awarded a € .5 million grant by the Norway Grants programme.

Short-circuit ring brazing

Power generation and distribution giant ABB recently installed the largest single-shot short-circuit ring brazing system yet developed by EFD Induction. 

Bulgarian tube maker HUS chooses EFD Induction Weldacs
HUS, the Bulgaria-based steel and tube maker, has ordered four complete ‘Weldac’ induction welding systems from EFD Induction.

EFD Induction scores breakthrough order with NSK
EFD Induction, Europe's largest induction heating company, has won an order for an automatic induction hardening and quenching system from NSK of Japan, the bearing and precision parts manufacturer.

"Terac" deck straightening order

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), one of the world’s largest builders of cruise ships and gas tankers, has installed two EFD Induction “Terac 25” deck straightening systems at its main shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan.

EFD Induction India to demonstrate cost-cutting innovations at major trade shows

EFD Induction, one of the world’s largest industrial heating companies, will take part in two leading trade shows in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India this January.

Pascal Large new Managing Director at EFD Induction France

Pascal Large has been appointed Managing Director of EFD Induction France.  He formally took over the post on September 30, succeeding Daniel Delage.

New Managing Director for EFD Induction Germany
EFD Induction, Europe’s largest manufacturer of industrial induction heating equipment, today announced the appointment of Henk de Lange as the new Managing Director of the company’s German operation.

India’s Ambassador to Norway visits EFD Induction HQ
India’s Ambassador to Norway, His Excellency Mr. Rajendra Kumar Tyagi, visited EFD Induction’s global headquarters in Skien, in Telemark County, Norway on Friday 23 August. 

Ekornes chooses induction brazing equipment

Ekornes, the largest furniture maker in Scandinavia, has selected an EFD Induction mobile ‘Minac’ heating system to braze steel support bars used in sofas.

Post weld heat treatment delivery

Oil and gas contractor Bonatti has selected an EFD Induction post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) solution to help build the world’s longest 13% Cr onshore pipeline.


The corrosion-resistant pipeline is part of the In Salah Southern Fields project (ISSF) in the Algerian Sahara desert.

Minac mobile heating system wins gold medal

EFD Induction and its ‘Minac Twin’ mobile heating system have won a gold medal at the International Technical Fair held recently in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

New Group Sales and Marketing Director at EFD Induction

EFD Induction, one of the world’s leading makers of induction-based industrial heating solutions, has announced the appointment of Terje Moldestad as new Group Sales and Marketing Director.

Induction improves output for Blue Wave

A heating solution based on EFD Induction’s Minac induction heating system has succeeded in improving output for Blue Wave.


Blue Wave is of the world’s largest manufacturers of rigging hardware for the marine, architectural and industrial markets.

Morten Lavergren new head of Electronic Heating Equipment

Morten Lavergren has been appointed Managing Director of Electronic Heating Equipment (EHE), the Washington State-based coil, impeder and scarfing equipment supplier recently acquired by EFD Induction.

New CEO takes helm at EFD Induction Group

Bjørn Eldar Petersen, a Norwegian executive with 20-plus years’ experience in the global automotive industry, has been appointed CEO of the EFD Induction Group. Petersen takes over from Eivin Jørgensen, who, as planned, has stepped down on his 60th birthday.

Major new technical article by EFD Induction experts

Dr. Hansjürg Stiele and Stefan Schubotz of EFD Induction Germany have written a detailed study of the energy efficiency of induction surface hardening. The study, which is in German, is published in connection with Härterei Kongress (Heat Treatment Congress), held this October in Wiesbaden.  

Peter Runeborg new Sales and Service Manager at EFD Induction Norway

SKIEN, NORWAY-20/08/2012. Peter Runeborg, formerly the Segment Manager for tube and pipe at EFD Induction Norway, has been made the company’s new Sales and Service Manager, with responsibility for selling the firm’s complete range of induction heating products and services.

Bjørn Røsvik new manager at EFD Induction Norway
SKIEN, NORWAY-20/08/2012. Bjørn Røsvik has been appointed the Manager of the Standardized Systems and Direct Sales Division at EFD Induction Norway. This division deals primarily with Minac and Sinac induction heating systems; solutions that can be used for a wide spectrum of applications such as brazing, shrink fitting, straightening, pre and post heating, etc.

New welding Sales Manager at EFD Induction Norway
SKIEN, NORWAY-20/08/2012. Jan Arve Fuglaas of EFD Induction Norway has been given special responsibility for sales of tube and pipe welding and normalizing systems in Asia. Fuglaas will work closely with his colleagues from EFD Induction China to meet the continent’s burgeoning demand for high-uptime, high-output induction welders. Previously a project manager at EFD Induction Norway, Fuglaas has more than 20 years’ international experience devising pipe welding and annealing solutions.

EFD Induction contributes to English-language edition of heat treatment book
EFD Induction, together with other Sweden-based companies, Swedens Royal Institute of Technology and leading research institute Swerea IVF, recently launched the 832-page book: Steel and its Heat Treatment - a Handbook.

EFD Induction acquires Electronic Heating Equipment, Inc.
EFD Induction has announced its acquisition of Electronic Heating Equipment (EHE) Inc. EHE is a leading supplier of impeders, coils, scarfing equipment and related products to tube and pipe manufacturers around the world.

New additions to the Weldac range
EFD Induction is introducing a new range of smaller, lower powered Weldac solid-state welders.

EFD Induction expert published by leading steel industry group
An extensive technical paper, co-authored by Dr. Hansjürg Stiele, has been published by ‘Stahl-Informations-Zentrum’.

EFD Induction to show new low-power welder at Tube Düsseldorf
EFD Induction will display one of its new low-power induction welders at this year’s Tube Düsseldorf (hall 06, stand C 26).

EFD Induction to focus on core business—sells commercial heat treatment operation
EFD Induction, Europe’s largest induction heating company, has announced the sale of its Germany-based commercial heat treatment operation EFD Härterei F. Düsseldorf GmbH.

Calsonic Kansei chooses new welder from EFD Induction
Multinational automotive component maker Calsonic Kansei has selected an EFD Induction welder to weld aluminium components for car radiators and condensers. The welder is a 50 kW model from EFD Induction’s new range of compact, low-powered Weldac welders.

EFD Induction lands Caterpillar hardening orders
Caterpillar Inc., the earthmoving equipment giant, has ordered eight induction hardening and tempering systems from EFD Induction.

EFD Induction wins series of chain hardening orders in China
EFD Induction has landed three major induction hardening orders from China’s coal mining industry.

EFD Induction to unveil new Weldac range at Fabtech
EFD Induction will introduce a new range of its successful Weldac solid-state welder at this fall’s Fabtech event in Chicago.

Miebach orders EFD Induction equipment for laser welding
Hugo Miebach GmbH, the global market leader in coil joining welding technology, has ordered EFD Induction equipment to integrate into three types of its laser welding systems. The EFD Induction equipment comprises Sinac induction heaters to pre-heat and anneal the weld zones.

Powertest Asia orders EFD Induction bolt expansion systems
In an important development for the induction heating industry in Asia, Hyderabad-based diagnostic testing specialists Powertest Asia has ordered two EFD Induction bolt expansion systems. The equipment is the first such EFD Induction units to enter service in the rapidly expanding Indian power generation services market.

EFD Induction expertise used on ‘Safe Concordia’ platform
Mobile heating equipment from EFD Induction was recently used to help repair a steel bulkhead on the ‘Safe Concordia’ accommodation and support platform, currently being towed to Brazil to start a contract for Petrobras in the near future.

Valve specialist Basso orders EFD Induction hardening system
Argentina-based automotive valve manufacturer Basso A.S. has ordered a vertical hardening system from EFD Induction. The system—designed to harden valve stem ends—is currently being constructed at EFD Induction’s facility in Freiburg, Germany.

ESAB orders EFD Induction system for T-beam welding machine
ESAB, the world-renowned welding and cutting specialist, has ordered an EFD Induction Minac 50/80 Twin for one of its ESAB IT-100 automatic T-beam welding machines. The machine, to be installed at a shipyard in the Ukraine, is a fully automated solution with a welding speed of more than 1m/min. The EFD Induction Minac will be used to provide in-line straightening of the welded beams.

EFD Induction lands brazing system order from ANDRITZ HYDRO
Austria-headquartered ANDRITZ HYDRO has ordered a Minac 25/40 Twin induction heating system from EFD Induction. The system will be used for copper brazing at ANDRITZ HYDRO’s facility in Weiz, Austria.

Repeat brazing equipment order from France’s Jeumont Electric
Jeumont Electric, the France-based specialist in power generation and conversion technologies, recently took delivery of an EFD Induction Minac 18/25 Twin induction heating system. The Minac is being employed to wind large two- and four- pole rotors. Two teams use the Minac to simultaneously braze conductors that are up to eight meters apart from one another.

EFD Induction contributes to new heat treatment book
Leading Swedish research institute Swerea IVF recently published “Stål och Värmebehandling” (“Steel and Heat Treatment”). A key writer on the project has been Kristian Berggren, managing director of EFD Induction in Sweden, who contributed to the 800-page book’s section on induction heating.

EFD Induction lands major automotive hardening order from ZF
SKIEN, NORWAY—8/12/10. EFD Induction recently won a significant order for induction hardening systems from ZF,one of the world’s leading driveline and chassis technology companies. The first batch of equipment for the order—which involves systems for hardening automotive steering components—is currently being built at EFD Induction’s facility in Freiburg, Germany.

EFD Induction develops new door straightening solution for Libra-Plast
SKIEN, NORWAY - 01/10/2010 - EFD Induction has developed an innovative door straightening solution for Libra-Plast, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bulkhead doors, hatches and containers for the maritime industry. The solution is based on EFD Induction’s well known Terac deck and bulkhead induction straightening system.

Search for efficiency drives order surge for EFD Induction ‘Weldac’ systems
SKIEN,NORWAY - 01/10/2010 - Industrial induction specialist EFD Induction reports strong global demand for its ‘Weldac’ induction welding systems.

EFD Induction lands major Indian welder order
SKIEN, NORWAY. The global rebound in demand for industrial induction heating systems has resulted in several major new orders for EFD Induction’s popular solid-state Weldac welders.

Alstom uses EFD Induction Minacs for bolt expansion
SKIEN, NORWAY. Alstom Italy has purchased two EFD Induction mobile Minac 25/40 induction systems for their service activities in the electro-technical and power generation industries.

New EFD Induction subsidiary in Japan
SKIEN, NORWAY - 5/3/10. EFD Induction, one of the world’s largest industrial induction heating companies, has opened a new, wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan. The subsidiary, formally known as EFD Induction K.K., is located in Yokohama and is headed by managing director Tetsuro Yanagawa.

EFD Induction chosen for Eibach springs
SKIEN, NORWAY - 5/2/10. EFD Induction has been selected to provide a Sinac induction heater and coils for renowned suspension spring manufacturer Eibach. The Sinac has been bought by Schneider Maschinenbau of Lennestadt, Germany, who will incorporate it into an automated, high volume system for pre-heating stabilizer bar ends prior to forging.

Synergetic Technologies Inc. is New Agent for EFD Induction in Canada
SKIEN, NORWAY - 2/5/10. EFD Induction has appointed Synergetic Technologies Inc. its agent in Canada.

Chicago area tube mills opt for EFD Induction
SKIEN, NORWAY - 5/2/10. EFD Induction recently delivered two of its Weldac 600 kW high frequency induction IGBT tube welders to Chicago area tube mills. Both systems replaced older vacuum tube technology in existing tube mills.

EFD Induction to Braze Danfoss Compressors
SKIEN, NORWAY—15/12/09—EFD Induction is delivering two induction brazing systems to Danfoss Compressors d.o.o in Slovenia. The systems, one single and one twin EFD Induction Sinac, will be used to braze capillary tubes in air and gas compressors for refrigeration equipment.

Sharing knowledge at prestigious Handelsblatt Conference
SKIEN, NORWAY—15/12/09—Hubert Reilard, CEO of EFD Induction in India, addressed the fifth Handelsblatt Annual Conference held December 4 at the Hotel Palace, Berlin. The theme of the conference was India, and the prospects and potential for extending German-Indian trade relations. The conference was presented by Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business newspaper.

Major induction heating video library now available
SKIEN, NORWAY—02/12/09—One of the world’s largest video collections of induction heating videos is beginning to appear on YouTube. The collection, gathered over recent years by EFD Induction, covers everything from novelty items to instructional ‘how-to’ films in applications as diverse as aluminum brazing, gear hardening, shrink fitting and bolt forging.

Keppel AmFELS opts for induction straightening
SKIEN, NORWAY—2/12/09—EFD Induction recently delivered one of its new generation Terac 25 induction straightening systems to Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas. The delivery makes Keppel AmFELS the first purchaser in the Americas of the new Terac 25 system.

Taifeng Steel chooses Weldac welder from EFD Induction
SKIEN, NORWAY—29/11/09—Major Chinese steelmaker Taifeng Steel has purchased a Weldac induction welder from EFD Induction. The system will be used to weld 219 x 10 tubes for the domestic and overseas automotive industry. The Weldac, which is to be installed at Taifeng Steel’s new mill in Xintai in the eastern province of Shandong, is the first to be assembled and tested at EFD Induction’s own Chinese facilities.

ArcelorMittal Fontaine chooses EFD Induction
SKIEN, NORWAY—20/11/09—Belgium-based steel wire specialists ArcelorMittal Fontaine have agreed to buy an EFD Induction Sinac induction generator for pre-heating steel strands. The Sinac is a low frequency 200 kW model.

EFD Induction expands welder service capabilities
SKIEN, NORWAY 8/8/05 — EFD Induction announce the hiring of Graeme Mitchell to our service department. Graeme has spent many years in the induction welder service industry including 8 years with Thermatool UK and another 5 years with Ridgewood Electric, Canada.

Politicians praise induction innovation
As part of a “Techno Tour” to learn about the success of various Norwegian high-tech companies, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner, paid a visit to EFD Induction. 

Induction power supports prestigious powerhouse

Powerhouse Telemark is set to become one of the world's most spectacular and energy efficient buildings. Construction began in September, with a little help from EFD Induction Norway.

Popular stand at Euroblech 2018

Red hot metal attracted hordes of spectators to the EFD Induction stand at this year’s fair in Hannover. For many, it was the first time they had ever seen a live demonstration of induction heating.


Innovative maritime waste recycling project
Excitement was high when the Danish company Plastix developed a method—based in part on induction heating technology from EFD Induction—to recycle such waste into reusable plastics and high quality metal.

Celebrating a succesful project

EFD Induction Romania, a wholly owned subsidiary of the EFD Induction Group, was supported by a 360 kEUR grant from Norway through the Norway Grants 2009-2014, in the frame of Green Industry Innovation Programme Romania. 

Satisfied Weldac customer

Marcegaglia UK Ltd reports excellent performance from EFD Induction WELDAC which has provided considerable energy savings and increased mill speeds.

Tata Steel invests in EFD Induction Weldacs across European plants

The excellent reliability, efficiency and robustness of the EFD Induction Weldacs make these solid-state tube welders a solid investment indeed.

EHE Consumables acquires ISO certification

We are proud to announce that EHE Consumables have been awarded their ISO 9001 certification, underlining the company’s commitment to excellence and customer service. 

Industrial evolution at Fabtech 2017

Whilst this year’s Fabtech fair in Chicago celebrated metal manufacturing’s industrial evolution, EFD Induction proudly introduced a small revolution: The world’s first 1,000kW single-cabinet induction welder.

New MD for EFD Induction Poland
EFD Induction, Europe’s largest industrial induction heating specialists, has named Grzegorz Korzuszek as the new Managing Director of EFD Induction Poland.

Breaking the cycle of poverty

EFD Induction is supporting the charity “Shanti Bhavan”, an organization providing education and more to poor children in India. Recently, two girls from the school went on a tour of the US. In Seattle, they met up with two of our staff members from EHE Consumables.

EFD Induction Weldac chosen for 16 inch mill

For SSAB Europe, the key factors for choosing an EFD Induction tube welder were smaller footprint, new advanced technology with a five-year guarantee on inverter modules and a high-power factor at any welder power level.

Fabulous week at Tube 2018

With a brand new, beautiful stand manned by a dozen staff members, EFD Induction was well-prepared for the hordes of visitors at the world’s most important trade fair for the tube and tube processing industry. We return home with many new customer contacts and good business prospects.

JTEKT award to EFD Induction China

We are immensely proud and delighted to share the news that EFD Induction China is awarded "The best contribution 2017” from JTEKT China.

Meet us in Guangdong

See how induction can help your business.

Visit us at Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair 2018, 8-11 May in Guangdong, China.

See you in Shanghai in March

Make your way to booth F-17 at the CWIEME 2019 in Shanghai and meet our induction experts!

See live induction demonstrations with our Minac heat generator and find out what induction technology can do for you.

See you in Yokohama in February

Make your way to booth B-23 at the Technical Show Yokohama 2019 and meet our induction experts!

See live induction demonstrations with our Minac heat generator and find out what induction technology can do for you.

Scarfing systems and welding consumables

Learn about Canticut scarfing systems from Electronic Heating Equipment and Duratrim scarfing system from Superior Technologies. 



EFD Induction expertise used for bridge repair

EFD Induction Norway has fixed a local historical bridge. The bridge was built in 1957 and is equipped with two motors. Both of these were changed in 2010, however, the bearing and shaft were still the original ones.

The new coating removal system

Induction heating cuts coating removal times by as much as 90 per cent compared to alternative methods.


EFD Induction is proud to introduce a high-tech induction heating system that rapidly strips paint and tough, high-build coatings.

New Vice President of Operations
EFD Induction Group, one of the world’s leading makers of induction-based industrial heating solutions, has announced the appointment of Artur Pająk as Vice President of Operations.

Shipyard De Hoop buys Terac
EFD Induction supplies second ‘Terac’ induction straightening system to Netherlands’ Shipyard De Hoop.

EFD Induction article wins award
A technical paper co-authored by two senior EFD Induction R&D engineers has won a prestigious International Tube Association (ITA) award at the recently concluded Tube Düsseldorf event.

Profile welding

High profile for EFD Induction’s low-power Weldac. New range a hit with US profile makers.


In 2011 EFD Induction added a range of low-power (50-225 kW) welders to its popular ‘Weldac’ family. “We knew,” says EFD Induction Sales Manager Peter Runeborg, “that there was a demand for this power range, but we never anticipated such a positive reaction.

EFD Induction to display doubled productivity at AHR Dallas show

EFD Induction will be demonstrating a mobile Minac Twin induction heating system at the International Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR), to be held January 28-30 in Dallas, Texas.

New Area Sales Manager for EFD Induction Norway
EFD Induction, Europe’s largest induction heating company, has appointed Terje Solgaard its new Area Sales Manager for Norway.

EFD Induction announces extended warranty for Tube-and-Pipe industry
SKIEN, NORWAY -- The arrival of EFD Induction's solid-state Wedac welder was a real event in the world of industrial welding. With its patented solution for utilizing robust IGBT transistors, the Weldac was welcomed as the 'reliable' welder-the productivity-boosting machine for pipes with an OD of ½" to 26".

EFD Induction is supplying the biggest induction welding equipment ever
SKIEN, NORWAY. EFD Induction is Europe’s No. 1 – and the world’s no. 2 - supplier of industrial heat solutions based on induction technology. EFD Induction supplied a 1800 kW WELDAC G2 for the customer SAFA in October. During the factory acceptance test (FAT) this equipment was tested at 1918 kW/100 kHz into calorimetric load. This is the first delivery of a welder above 1 megawatt based on the new patented IGBT technology.

Revolutionary high-uptime Weldac series launched
SKIEN, NORWAY. EFD Induction, Europe's No. 1 supplier of industrial heat solutions, launched early this year a patented solid-state concept that promises to significantly boost tube-welding output. Already customer benefits from the features introduced with the new EFD Weldac.