The company was initially established in 1997 as International Welding Gun with two fulltime employees, whose sole focus was to repair welding torches.
In 2008 Mr PJ Marais became part as a new shareholder and the company was renamed to Afri Welding & Tools with the revised focus on specialised procurement and supplies to the Rosslyn area. It was also during this time that Afri Welding & Tools was appointed as an agency for Air Liquide.
The company was on a steady growth path and was restructured in 2018 into AWT Solutions, a verified Level 2 BBBEE company. The company envisions providing a total supply solution, with a focus on the Automotive, Manufacturing & Mining Industries.