ESAB Acquires Swift-Cut Automation, a Global Provider of Best-in-Class CNC Plasma Cutting Systems for Light Industrial Fabrication

March 07, 2023

North Bethesda, MD, March 7, 2023 – To grow its leadership in the global fabrication, cutting equipment, and consumables markets, ESAB has acquired Swift-Cut, a leading manufacturer of light industrial CNC plasma and waterjet cutting machines based near Birmingham, England.

“Swift-Cut solutions enable fabricators of all sizes to leverage the power of CNC technology to shift from manual to automated cutting operations, bringing metal cutting in-house, and expanding services,” says John Boisvert, VP, Global Cutting and Aftermarket. “Swift-Cut complements ESAB’s global leadership portfolio in high-precision, high-productivity, heavy-duty automated cutting systems, plasma beveling, CAD/CAM software and cloud-connected cutting analytic tools with tailored machines and solutions for light industrial fabricators.”

Swift-Cut mechanized systems deliver high-precision cutting speeds combined with an affordable investment, ease-of-use, and exceptional aftercare service and support. Swift-Cut offers four table sizes ideal for smaller spaces: 1250 x 1250 mm (4 x 4 ft.), 2500 x 1250 mm (8 x 4 ft.), 3000 x 1500 mm (10 x 5 ft.) and 4000 x 2000 mm (13 x 6.5 ft.). Systems are available with ESAB and alternative power sources for multi-gas and air-plasma cutting. Swift-Cut’s easy-to-use software guarantees that anyone with a basic knowledge of computers can operate the CNC plasma cutting or waterjet cutting system. Minimal training and set-up time mean the table will be operational almost immediately.

“ESAB will provide global scale to Swift-Cut’s sales and services with the expanded global supply chain, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities,” says Phil Camp, Managing Director, Swift-Cut. “We expect the synergies of these two businesses will lead to exciting new products and accelerate expansion into markets previously not yet served by Swift-Cut.”

Swift-Cut Portfolio Snapshot

  • Swift-Cut Pro is the company’s most popular CNC plasma cutting machine. With user-friendly software, the Swift-Cut Pro range delivers high-speed precision cutting at a low cost, providing a solution for affordable in-house metal cutting up to 25 mm (1 in.).
  • Swift-Cut XP is designed for production cutting of metals up to 32 mm (1-1/4 in.). It uses AC servo motors across all axes for improved accuracy and features a heavy-duty construction.
  • Swift-Cut HVAC Pro Package (available for Europe) takes the exceptional engineering of the Pro series and matches it with a range of easy-to-use software options for HVAC. It also offers the Typhoon 4 Extraction System for efficient fume suppression.
  • Swift-Jet Pro sets the benchmark for affordable quality in waterjet cutting, providing ability to cut a wide range of materials with superb accuracy and repeatability.

Swift-Cut has an established customer base of more than 4,000 systems installed in more than 30 countries around the world from Australia to Mexico, and recently expanded into the United States with offices in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Swift-Cut tables are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.K., Germany, and the U.S.


About Swift-Cut Automation

Swift-Cut set out from the start to be the global leader for the design and manufacture of high quality, affordable CNC cutting solutions. Founded in 2011, over the past 12 years Swift-Cut have been firmly committed to providing innovation, quality, and value at every turn. It is this philosophy that drives everything we do as we continue to grow our product portfolio, and ensure we remain the best-in-class light-industrial CNC solutions provider. To learn more, visit


About ESAB

ESAB is a world leader in fabrication technology. For more than 100 years ESAB has transformed industries built by fabricators, providing complete workflow solutions through our diverse portfolio of products from more than 40 of the most trusted brands in welding and cutting in the world. From industrial demands to repair and maintenance, innovators that shape the world rely on ESAB’s portfolio. To learn more, visit