Charter International, owner of Esab Welding & Cutting Products, has been purchased by Colfax Corp.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Colfax is a publicly traded industrial manufacturing company. Charter International is the parent company of Esab and Howden, a manufacturer of heavy-duty air- and gas-handling equipment.

“We are very excited about this acquisition,” said Andrew Masterman, president and chief executive officer of Esab North America. “Colfax Corp. is a leading manufacturing company with a proven operating system - the Colfax business system - and is solidly focused on customer needs and the development of strong brands. This is a perfect fit for Esab, as we are a world-class leader in the welding industry, a position we have attained by building strong partnerships with our customers and by creating a brand that is trusted worldwide.”