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 Rapid Arc Welding Contracting & Services 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!
We advocate for a strong connection between commercial companies and the communities they operate in, and have established a sponsorship program dedicated to backing local sports clubs situated in close proximity to our headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, as well as our international office in the United States.
Storks is the biggest baseball/softball club in The Hague area, fielding numerous teams for both women and men, across a wide range of age groups.
Founded after WW2 with funds from the Marshall Plan, Storks has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to its coaching schemes, many Storks teams have become champions in the national leagues, and many players have starred in Dutch national baseball and softball teams.
We have been supporting Storks for 6 years. Currently we’re proud to be the main sponsor of all the youth teams at the club, to develop and support their future goals.
For more about Storks, visit www.storks.nl
HAAG Atletiek is one of the biggest sports clubs in The Hague, offering track and field facilities for people of all ages. Founded in 1913, HAAG has an excellent record of inspiring and developing high-performance athletes, some of whom are currently competing at either national or international level. Over the past five years, the men’s team has won the title of National Champions no less than three times. Since 2016 we have been proud to sponsor the HAAG Talent Team. This program aims to support talented athletes aged 16-22 who aspire to develop their athletic skills beyond club level.
For more about HAAG Atletiek, visit https://www.haagatletiek.nl
Deer Park Thunder Baseball is the newest addition to SILICON's sponsoring program. Deer Park Thunder is a youth baseball team in the US, founded and managed in 2023 by our US-based Sales Manager, Jake Garrett. The team consists of 18 players between the ages of 10 and 12, and will be traveling the Gulf Coast to participate in baseball tournaments. This sponsorship aims to support youth players and their future goals.
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.