GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH was founded in 1999 by DVS - Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e.V.
It is an amalgamation of efficient Schweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalten (SLVs) with 80 years of experience in joining and testing technology.
GSI is a non-profit-making limited-liability company which works neutrally for individuals, skilled-trade businesses, industrial companies, authorities and research bodies.
The aims of GSI are joint training and advice as well as technology transfer at home and abroad.
GSI is active in over 50 countries and employs over 600 people, including 150 engineers.
The annual services of GSI encompass more than:
20,000 Persons in training courses and examinations in welding
1,500 Persons in training courses for welding coordinators
6,000 Persons in advanced-training courses for managerial staff
2,500 Plant authorisations/certifications
600 Expert reports relating to materials and damage
180 Research and development projects