Lincoln Electric Announces Acquisition of Inovatech Engineering Corporation

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04 December 2018

Lincoln Electric Announces Acquisition of Inovatech Engineering Corporation

Advances Lincoln Electric’s Automation Strategy
CLEVELAND ,  Dec. 03, 2018  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.  (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LECO) today announced it acquired  Inovatech Engineering Corporation  (“Inovatech”) and related assets. Inovatech is a privately held  Ontario, Canada -based manufacturer of advanced robotic plasma cutting solutions for structural steel applications.

“We are pleased to welcome Inovatech into the industry’s leading automation portfolio,” said  Christopher L. Mapes , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition scales our automated cutting solutions and application expertise for structural steel applications and supports long-term growth in that market.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Forward-Looking Statements
The Company's expectations and beliefs concerning the future contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "guidance" or words of similar meaning. Actual results may differ materially from such statements due to a variety of factors that could adversely affect the Company's operating results. The factors include, but are not limited to: general economic and market conditions; the effectiveness of post-acquisition integration efforts; and market risks and price fluctuations related to the purchase of commodities. For additional discussion, see "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K. 

About Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric  is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.  Headquartered in  Cleveland, Ohio ,  Lincoln Electric  has 56 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.  For more information about  Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.lincolnelectric.com.
Contact

Amanda Butler
Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
Tel: 216.383.2534
Email: Amanda_Butler@lincolnelectric.com
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Source: Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
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