ARO joins forces with JEC to accelerate in India

ARO and JEC Distributors have signed an exclusive contract for the distribution of ARO products to the Indian market.

ARO Welding Technologies France, a world leader in resistance welding systems, has announced a strategic partnership with JEC Distributors (JEC), a service provider to the automotive industry and suppliers of the Copperhead range of welding products as ARO's exclusive distribution partner for India effective from April 10, 2018.

Headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, JEC is an established distributor of welding products in other territories including Germany, China and India, supplying major OEM manufacturers and Tier suppliers. JEC's Indian operation is principally located in Chakan, near Pune with facilities in Chennai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. JEC will be responsible for the distribution and servicing of all ARO equipment to the automotive and other manufacturing sectors in India.

Jean-Yves David, President of ARO, said:

"India is a country with a strongly growing automotive manufacturing footprint. In order to comply with upcoming CO2 and crash regulations, car manufacturers are going to increasingly rely on advanced materials such as high strength steel, hot formed steel, and eventually aluminum. And that is precisely where ARO delivers superior and efficient welding solutions. JEC has a solid experience in resistance welding and quickly appeared as the best partner to support our customers across India. We already know JEC from a successful partnership in North America, and their approach of the Indian market is consistent with our customer’s needs.”

Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India:

“We are delighted JEC is representing ARO in India. ARO products are at the forefront of resistance welding and setting standards worldwide. We are excited about the emerging opportunities in the Indian market and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Jean-Yves David, President France (seated left) with Joe Ruggiero, President JEC.
Back row left to right: Philippe Barray, Sales Director ARO France; Garry Siskos, CFO JEC;
Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India; Martin Smith, JEC International development.

About JEC Distributors

Established in January 2000, JEC Distributors, headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, has been servicing the automotive manufacturing sector for 17 years, as a distributor of welding products, accessories, tools, and automation. With locations in Germany, China and India, the company supplies the major OEM manufacturers and Tier suppliers. JEC Distributors currently offers its own line of products under the Copperhead brand. The Copperhead lineup includes weld cap changers, tip dressers, a combination tip dresser/changer unit, tip dresser cutter blades and holders, weld gun covers, and force gauges.

About ARO

ARO is widely regarded as the world leader in resistance welding to the automotive industry. The ARO group is headquartered near Le Mans, in France, with regional offices in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Sweden, the UK, USA, Mexico, Brazil and China. The company was founded in 1949 and today employs over 550 people. ARO is a member of the British engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc