Charter International plc (London)

Charter is an international engineering company with two core businesses: ESAB, a world market leading manufacturer and supplier of welding consumables and equipment and cutting and automation solutions, and Howden, an international applications engineer with a world-leading position in the design, supply and servicing of air and gas handling equipment. Charter is based in London, UK and has been acquired by Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX) per January, 2012.