Lincoln Electric Holdings acquired Vizient Manufacturing Solutions (Vizient), a privately held robotic integrator specialized in custom-engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. According to Lincoln Electric, Vizient will help diversify its end-market exposure and broaden growth opportunities globally. Vizient is headquartered and operates in Bettendorf, Iowa, and has operations in Brazil. Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems and plasma cutting equipment. The company has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries.