GSI – Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik international mbH
SLV – Schweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalten


GSI actively participates in the strategic discussion in DVS and contributes deliberations about the future training and further education in joining technology and welding technology.

Both GSI and DVS are performing a pacemaker function and are responsible for joining technology in the all-encompassing sense. GSI is supporting the objective of the market leadership of DVS in the fields of research, technology, standardisation, certification and know-how transfer in joining technology and in the services relating to joining technology.

In addition, GSI is involved in the work of the Research Association, in the Technical Committee, in the Education Committee and in the national and international standardisation bodies. Furthermore, it is supporting the work in the district and state branches of DVS.Especially in the field of European and international personnel qualification, GSI is active in EWF (European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting) and in IIW (International Institute of Welding) and, in particular, has undertaken to promote the next generation of professionals for joining technology.