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 and Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering of Japan are the best performing welding wires available in NZ  and represent our emphasis on providing the latest technology products sourced internationally. The best metal cored wires run faster, cleaner, with minimal to no spatter and fume, for greater efficiency. Metal cored wires offer an affordable way for even small workshops to improve their bottomline.

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 Kobelco Welding, Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering and Chosun flux cored welding wires. Nippon Steel's and Kobelco Welding'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 big difference.

As an example, when we recommended a trial of Kobelco Welding's metal cored wire 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.

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AWS : A5.29 E110T5-K H4

ISO 17632 : B T 76 5 T5 0 C A N4C1M2 H5

Tensi-Cor 110TXP H4 is a basic low alloy steel flux cored wire suitable for the flat, horizontal-vertical and vertical-up welding of high strength steels

For use with CO2 shielding gas.

Premium quality weld deposits with very low hydrogen (typically 1.5-2.0ml per 100g)

For the crack free strength butt welding of Bisalloy 80 and similar quenched and tempered steels

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 : 5.18 ER70S-6 
ISO : 14341-A G 42 A 3 C1[M21] Z or
ISO :14341-B G 49 A 3 C1[M21] S12

Chosun is a Korean company which manufactures welding wire with excellent performance, consistently reliable quality, and gives very good value for money.

MC-50T is a solid wire whose arc stability is good at low current ranges (short-circuiting arc range) and spatter loss is low.
Suitable for all-position welding of steel sheets by CO2 or Ar+CO2 mix gas shielding, for higher speed welding. Very stable arc at wide range of currents.

Applications: Butt and fillet MAG structural welding of buildings, bridges, ships, vehicles, electric appliances, etc.

Technical Specifications


AWS : A5.18 ER70S-6

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

WeldSkill precision layer-wound solid wires are copper-coated steel wires for all-positional Gas Metal Arc welding of mild and low alloy steels.

Suitable for use with Argon-mix or CO shield gases.

0.8mm and 0.9mm available.



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

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


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.


AWS : 5.10 ER5356

Cost effective, small 450g/1lb spools.

Available in 0.8 - 1.2mm diameters, ideal for tradesmen or home use.

Technical Specifications


AWS : 5.10 ER4043

ER4043 aluminum filler materials are silicon-aluminum composite filler metals generally used for welding of 6000 series base metals.

Brazing of 1100 and 3003 types is also possible with the free flowing 4043 type.

Available in 0.9, 1.2mm.


AWS : 5.18 ER70S-6

ISO 636-A W 42 A 3 3Si1 OR
ISO 636-B W 49 A 3 12

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

Argon gas shielded.

Available in 1.6-3.2mm diameter.

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


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