Truflame Welding Equipment was established in 1968. Owned and operated by Steve Gavins, a hair dresser born and raised in Sheffield. Truflame has called Sheffield home for more than 50 years, 18 of which, the business has been operating out of a purpose-built unit on Newhall Road. Originally started as a gas service and repair business in the late 1960's Truflame quickly grew into one of South Yorkshire's most recognisable and established businesses.

Steve was soon joined by his son Chris, who could often be found working in the office from a very young age. Chris took every opportunity to work at the business, even s pending every day of the 6 weeks holiday working here. Chris quickly advanced through the business holding various job titles throughout the years from working in the Warehouse, Finance Department and Sales. Before officially becoming the Managing Director when Steve officially retired in 2012. While Steve may have retired, he can often be found either in the office keeping an eye on things or visiting some of his favourite clients.