2008Record capital expenditure programme sees upgrade of the Gases Operations Centre in Germiston and the commissioning of a new CO 2 plant in Sasolburg.
2009The business is streamlined and realises savings of R200 million.
A global recession forces the closure of Brits MIG wire plant and a restructure of the Gas Equipment Factory.
Plans are finalised for a new R200 million air separation unit in Pretoria to come on stream in 2013.Afrox achieves a Level 3 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment rating.
Kent Masters is replaced as Afrox chairman by Mike Huggon, Managing Director of BOC UK.
Afrox managing director, Tjaart Kruger, resigns.
Air separation unitsswitch to remote operations controlled out of the UK.Capital expenditure on tangible assets rise to R416 million.
Brett Kimber, former CEO of Linde Korea, is appointed Afrox Managing Director on 1 January.
Afrox is the first industrial gases company in South Africa to receive international accreditation for their high quality food grade CO2.Afrox identifies the need for a R1.5 billion capital expenditure programme - to run between 2013 and 2016.