Specialised Welding Products
is one of the UK’s leading wholesalers of welding and safety equipment. These links will take you to each section of the latest 488 page, 14 sections SWP Product Catalogue where you can view our extensive range of Welding Machines and Tools, Consumables and Safety Equipment allied to the welding industry – and beyond.

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The Company

Specialised Welding Products was founded in 1991 and is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Welding and Safety Equipment, whilst maintaining core beliefs of Quality, Service and Value, provided by a dedicated team with extensive product knowledge.
Our 25,100 sq ft National Distribution Centre is based in Haydock, just off the M6 at junction 23. From here you can collect your orders personally at the Trade Counter or order by telephone, online or via our app up to 7.00 pm for next day nationwide delivery of quality products allied to the welding industry – and beyond.

Meet The Team

Jeremy Packer Jeremy Packer
Managing Director

Jeremy spent seven years working for a leading welding wholesaler. He spent a further seven years in the motor racing industry, including three with Formula 1 during which time he travelled extensively with the team. His earlier experience in various roles within the welding industry proved invaluable when, in 1997 Jeremy joined SWP and acquired the business in 2009.

Nicola Packer Nicola Packer
Human Resources

After 15 years in the fashion industry, Nicola joined SWP in 2000, primarily with the brief to overhaul Human Resources procedures as well as contributing to strategy. She continues to work part time, heading up the HR department. As well as bringing up the next generation of Packers, Nicola enjoys tennis, cooking and the occasional glass of wine.

Paul Morrison Paul Morrison
External Sales & Export Manager

Paul has joined SWP after 12 years working for a leading billion dollar global welding manufacturer. He has gained vast experience and an enviable reputation during the 22 years he has spent in the welding industry and brings in-depth knowledge, passion and drive as well as being well known throughout our sector. In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing badminton to a competitive level and spending time with his family.

Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Operations/Marketing Manager

Paul joined Welding Torch Company Ltd in 1977 as a Stock Controller and moved on to wholesale purchasing as Group Product Adviser. Seven years later he left as the Sales Manager of the Engineering Division and was recruited by Parweld as Sales and Marketing Director. In 1992 Paul joined Wilkinson Star as Divisional Manager of Starparts. Based in Haydock he is responsible for Export, Purchasing and the Air & Battery Division. When he finds time Paul enjoys golf and watching Rugby League.

Andy Boot Andy Boot
Head of Finance

Andy joined SWP in May 2016. He graduated in Economic & Social History from Swansea University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Andy has furthered his professional knowledge and experience in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution sectors with specialist SME knowledge. Andy is always keen to speak with both customers and suppliers on any financial matters that they wish to raise with him. Andy enjoys watching most sports, is a keen road cyclist and plays football when time permits.

Chris Rudd Chris Rudd
Depot Manager (Operations)

After 10 years in warehousing management, Chris joined SWP when it opened its first Haydock depot in 2008. After managing the warehouse for two years he was moved over to the office where he expanded his product knowledge and welcomed the challenge of a move to Area Sales Manager. The Company’s move to Withins Point in 2020 saw Chris heading the team as Depot Manager.
Chris enjoys many hobbies, spending time with his wife and two boys and watching his local football team, Chorley.

Our Philosophy

Our core values are offering the widest choice of quality products selected from the best suppliers globally. This allows us to bring the latest products to the market, backed by a knowledgeable and dedicated after sales and technical support team with a passion for delivering on time.

SWP Timeline


Specialised Welding Products
established by Tony Packer
with three employees

Based in Hampshire, the site has grown
to 2800 sq m of warehouse, office and
showroom facilities


Northern depot opened in
Haydock. Orders can also be
collected from a Trade Counter

Air & Battery
Tools division


Family buy-out sees Jeremy
Packer in the Managing
Director’s chair


Premium Safety Line established
featuring Kimberly Clark, Uvex,
Bollé, North, Honeywell, etc


SWP commence sponsorship of M-Sport
supplying them with welding and battery
tools for their Ford Fiesta RS WRC


Super6 range of consumables
added to the fourth edition
of the SWP Product Catalogue

SuperFlow regulators added
to complement the Super6
branding colourways

REDLINE Mig Turbo machines
launched specifically for the
automotive industry


ProLine heavy duty Mig machines
range with separate wire feeders


Fifth edition of the Product
Catalogue published with
426 pages featuring new

Mig, Tig, Plasma
Cutters and

Abrasives also introduced
into the Manual Metal Arc


Second quarter sees the
introduction of a new range
of CEA machines


Further expansion in the third quarter
as TBi Industries Mig, Tig and robotics
torches range is introduced


Northern Depot doubles its size in a
move to new premises in Haydock with
easy access to the M6 motorway

The EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC had a fantastic 2017 with not only a podium finish in each
round, but overall winners of both the Drivers’ and the Constructors’ Championships. From –20º to +40ºC
M-Sport trust SWP power tools, welding and safety equipment. By professionals – for professionals!


Italian designed and manufactured
Genset range of portable and static
Welder Generators launched

Translas Welding Fume Extraction
units added to the Workplace
Protection sector

Further success in the WRC as
M-Sport win the Drivers’ Championship
for the second successive year


Edition Six Product Catalogue launched
in January with 488 pages and customer
branded versions available

Weldspare asset purchase
completed, including the FUTURIS


Due to continued growth, and in order to streamline our services, the Empress Park site
and the Farringdon warehousing facilities are consolidated into one 25,100 sq ft site:
Unit 1, Withins Point, Withins Road, Haydock Industrial Estate, Haydock WA11 9UD
The SWP head office continues to operate from Farringdon Industrial Centre



All SWP MIG wire, TIG rods and welding electrodes carry ISO9001 certification.

Material Safety
Data Sheets

Download data sheets containing essential health and safety information.


Printable versions can be downloaded from here.

Certificates of

These documents certify products that conform to EC Directives and ISO Standards.

Air & Battery
Data Sheets

Various technical data from the Air & Battery products range.

Technical Advice

Paul Morrison
07741 326472

See Meet The Team for profile

Jeremy Packer
01420 588180

See Meet The Team for profile

Aaron Mills
07551 124445

Aaron joined SWP in 2012 with a background in the industry going back to 1985. Adopting and embracing Super 6 consumables he can offer advice and assistance throughout this range.

Paul Rudd
07825 142803

See Meet The Team for profile

Mark Taylor
07824 844054

Mark has been working in the welding Industry for over 35 years. He joined SWP in 2013 and is the Product Manager for Translas Premium Torches and Fume Extraction systems

Andrew Lomax
07585 733310

Having working in the welding sector for a number of years for two major manufacturers, Andrew brings vast technical knowledge and advice on CEA Arc equipment and Genset Welding/Power generation.

Rich Robinson
01942 909042

Rich has been working in the wholesale welcing industry for over 12 years and is SP7 certified. Having held both technical and sales positions, he is also NVQ qualified in both TIG and MIG welding processes

Kevin Holton
01420 588180

After many years of both training and working in engineering and welding, Kevin joined SWP in 2000 where he expanded his knowledge of Stronghand and Sumner fit-up tools and welding.

Safety & PPE
Janet Taylor
01942 909042

After running the sales team for a leading welding wholesaler, Janet joined the SWP Haydock deport where she is responsible for 3M and Honeywell Key Accounts.

Phillip Lynch
00 353
(87) 340 0281

With over 22 years’ experience in the supply of tools and consumables, Phillip brings with him in-depth knowledge of air equipment and cordless tools.

Bernard Roberts
01942 909381

Bernard has been working in the distribution, wholesale and manufacturing sector as Technical Support and Service Engineer for the past 30 years.

Contact SWP

Head Office
Unit 1, Farringdon Industrial Centre, Farringdon
Nr Alton, Hampshire GU34 3DD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1420 588180 Fax: +44 (0)1420 588184
Email: sales@swp.uk.net
Tel: +44 (0)1420 588923
Email: accounts@swp.uk.net
Tel: +44 (0)1420 588927
Email: purchasing@swp.uk.net

Sales & Distribution Centre
Unit 1, Withins Point, Withins Road
Haydock Industrial Estate, Haydock WA11 9UD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1942 719930
Email: sales@swp.uk.net
Republic of Ireland
Phillip Lynch – Tel: 00 353 87 3400281

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Sales & Distribution Centre

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