Anyone entering the Afrox Gas & Gear retail outlet in the red building opposite the Langeberg Mall will find themselves in a veritable Aladdin's cave of DIY delights.
"Our Gas & Gear outlets are built specifically around the needs of the over-the-counter customer," says Claudia Thorpe, supervisor at the store. "More and more of the locals are discovering that they can have the full spectrum of their gas requirements met right here. We cater for customers in light industry, service provision, maintenance, repair, healthcare and construction, as well as DIY enthusiasts, providing a "come and collect" service right on their doorstep.
"Regardless of who they are, or the size of their company, each customer entering our store gets the VIP treatment.
"In addition to gas refills and helium balloon filling services, we're stocked to the rafters with a broad selection of welding and cutting machines, consumables, refrigerants, gas equipment, medical gases - including the VitaPak and selected personal protective equipment (PPE) are also on offer.
Mossel Bay Gas & Gear showcases a full range of quality welding and cutting solutions, including new products. As a value-added service, trained specialists are on hand to provide advice and to demonstrate the equipment.
Included in the line-up is Afrox's Transarc range of welding equipment, a dedicated industrial welding range that caters for both light and medium fabrication requirements, with the ever-popular 180P PortaMIG, taking pride of place.
The store's consumable range covers the full range of welding processes, such as Flux cored, MIG, MMA, and TIG welding. Also in store is the PortaPak® welding and cutting set, incorporating an all-new 2011 design, to commemorate this industry stalwart's 30 years of service to the South African industry.
"Safety is our highest priority and we urge all our customers to take the same approach and speak to us about ensuring that anyone using welding equipment is well informed about its safe use and equipped with PPE," says Claudia.
All installations of Afrox equipment are carried out by certified technicians. This concern for safety extends to the Afrox team providing a value-added service at customers' premises, to verify the safety of their on-site gas equipment.
Afrox is part of The Linde Group, the single biggest gas supplier in the world.