In the soldering industry, the name WELLER carries a lot of weight. Carl Weller patented the first hand-soldering tool to heat and cool rapidly in 1941. WELLER MANUFACTURING COMPANY was founded in 1945 as a family partnership near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Over the years, manufacturers of many types of products – from televisions to washing machines – came to rely on WELLER for its quality and reliability. Today WELLER tools play a role in the manufacture of electronics innovations around the world.