SILICON is a metal fabrication company, designing and manufacturing a wide range of specialist heat-resistant anchors for use in the petrochemical, cement, incineration, steel, power industries.

In parallel, we have developed our own stud welding system – known as Rapid Arc Welding – to raise the quality and efficiency of the anchor installation process to the highest possible standards.

SILICON was established in The Netherlands by Wouter Garot in 1982.

At that time, the heat-resistant anchor industry was dominated by old and traditional methods that had failed to keep pace with the ever-increasing loads and stresses that modern applications were demanding.

Wouter used his expertise in materials science and his experience in applying special high temperature alloys to develop anchoring systems that were custom-made to suit specific evolving industrial process requirements. He established SILICON to bring his products to European – and ultimately international – markets.

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In 1990 SILICON embarked on a highly ambitious project to revolutionise stud welding. The challenge was to develop a stud welding system that was the best of its kind. Today, SILICON’s stud welding technology – known as Rapid Arc Welding - is recognised worldwide for its excellent safety record, consistent high quality and ease of operation.

SILICON enters US market

In 1998, SILICON turned its attention to the US market where there was a pent-up demand for high-performance heat-resistant anchoring products and installation services.

Since the establishment of SILICON USA Inc, many industries in the US have converted from conventional stud welding and taken up Rapid Arc Welding as their preferred standard. For several of the biggest companies in the US energy, petrochemical and shipbuilding industries we are the trusted name in refractory anchoring systems and associated welding technology.

Headquartered in The Netherlands, we service customers across the world's key industrial markets including Europe, the USA, Canada, Russia, Australia, Asia and South America.


2021 is the year of a new development for us : the establishment of our daughter company - SILICON ASIA. We are from now on able to service this continent directly from our new office, located in Japan. Our sales account managers are of course travelling all over Asia. Do reach out for requesting a welding / anchor demonstration!

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We are a growing company serving customers in all the world’s key industrial markets. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new colleagues to work in our various departments. If you’re interested in joining us, please check the vacancies on our website and follow the instructions on how to apply.

If you can’t see a suitable job opportunity but feel you’d like to be involved, please feel free to contact us, detailing your skills and experience.

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