EFD Induction acquired Superior Technologies Europe (STE), a U.K.-based leading supplier of impeders, induction coils and related equipment to tube and pipe manufacturers in Europe. According to EFD Induction, the combination of STE’s welding consumables business with EFD’s strength in induction welding systems makes perfect sense. The tube and pipe welding industry accounts for a significant portion of EFD Induction’s global business, and its range of solid-state induction welders are sold around the world to makers of pipe for the oil and gas industries.