optrel supports the following projects and organizations

Social commitment and the development of the youth, especially in the welding industry, is very important to us. We are proud to announce that we have supported the following projects and organizations.

American Welding Society

Optrel has taken part in the sponsorship of the American Welding Society Welding competition which has served as a great opportunity to promote welding in a competitive setting. The competition, spans two days at FabTech and encourages welders to put their skills to the test against other competitors from across the country.

Optrel has also donated to the AWS student scholarship foundation to help fund student’s further education in trade schools, community colleges, and four year universities. The AWS scholarships promotes welding education and encourages individuals to aspire and fulfill their goals.

2018 Arc Cup International Welding Competition

The 2018 Arc Cup International Welding Competition took place in Beijing this year.


In the four welding disciplines gas, manual arc, metal active gas and tungsten inert gas, 67 welders from 20 countries participated in the Arc Cup with their supervisors. Both individual and team performance were evaluated. In addition, there was the "finish product welding" competition, in which a welder had to produce a component using all processes.

Welding youth


Equipped with an optrel shirt, team Germany reached the fantastic 2nd place. Congratulations!

For several years, we have been a proud sponsor of Team Germany and help to contribute securing the welder's future. 

Further information on the new generation of German welders can be found on the Website of the DVS.

Welding youth


Furthermore, the SVS team Switzerland was of course also equipped with the corresponding T-shirt. Proudly presented by optrel!

More information is available on the Website ot the SVS.

SkillSonics AG

Swiss know-how in foreign countries

SkillSonics implements skills training internationally, from entry-level to advanced courses for trainees and trainers. Programs are designed based on industry-proven Swiss know-how and methods and tailored to suit customer needs, industry demand and local education and training systems. SkillSonics partners with recognized organizations working in apprenticeship training and skills development such as the Association of the Swiss Mechanical and Electrical Manufacturing Industries (SWISSMEM), the Mechatronics School Winterthur (MSW), the Swiss Welding Association (SVS), the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), and the Indian National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).




Formula Student Electric Team University Duisburg-Essen

Race after race, the E-Team Duisburg Essen E.V. fights for best times, as well as off the track.
In order to ensure the necessary efficiency in the workshop, the mechanics of the E-Team were equipped with new welding helmets from optrel in 2018.



District Administration Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin

Youth Welfare Department / Youth Training Center

Since 2016, welding with optrel helmets has been carried out at the youth training centre of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf district office in Berlin.

It is important to us to give young people the opportunity to develop themselves continuously and to improve their skills on a daily basis.