Construction work is on schedule for Afrox’s new 150 ton per day state-of-the-art air separation unit in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Piling operations are currently preparing the site for the arrival of the cold box in August, which will mark the start of the final construction phase in quarter four of 2014.
““The imminent commissioning of our ASU means customers will have access to gas products on their doorstep,” said Afrox hard goods business manager, Gerhard van Wyk. “Customers can confidently grow their businesses without having to lay out capital for additional storage space or buffer stock.
“The Coega IDZ hosts a variety of tenants involved in processes that include steel and cement manufacturing, food production, tyre recycling, wind towers, cryogenic freezing and manufacturing of fuel tanks.
“Not only can we supply all the necessary gases for these processes, but we’re also able to support these industries with a totally integrated offer, including products relating to carbon steel, hardfacing and non-ferrous materials, special consumables, safety accessories and arc welding equipment.
“Our total integrated service package is available to support key industries in the Eastern Cape. This makes us the ideal partner to support the establishment and growth of companies in this expanding industrial hub.
“Our end-to-end technical solutions are fully integrated for each process, adding real value to these processes, both from a financial and a productivity perspective, by sourcing the necessary consumables, equipment and gases, as well as on-site support and training, from a single reputable supplier. This comprehensive range of products and processes adds up to a diverse 360-degree offer to our customers.”
Van Wyk comments that industry in general has recognised the benefits of dealing with a total solutions provider which offers extensive process knowledge, leading-edge development programmes and expert resources, backed by the global gases, engineering and technologies company, The Linde Group.
“These services are core to the Afrox offer, whether in combination as a fully integrated bundle to complement clients’ processes, or provided on a menu-type basis,” he concludes.
Issued by: Serendipity Events, Promotions & Exhibitions
On behalf of: Afrox
Editorial contact: Loll Thomson (011) 467 2133 / Mail to: loll@
Client contact: Gerhard van Wyk
Date: 5 May 2014