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HiQ is a global family brand, used as a sub brand in all Linde companies. It is for a specific range of products, that are ‘made for purpose’, and each has to comply with a specific set of specifications, to ensure they suit the end user to the fullest.
Products within the HiQ brand, belong in two main groups:
1. Speciality Gases
- Pure ‘scientific’ gases
- Made-to-order scientific mixtures
- Mining calibration mixtures
- Laser gases
2. Speciality Equipment
- Scientific regulators ‘made-to-order’ scientific mixtures
- Gas distribution equipment (imported)
- Laboratory gas generators (imported)
History of HiQ
In the past, HiQ has sometimes been associated with particular product standards or equipment ranges in some Linde companies. It was not linked to speciality gas products in South Africa.
To expand the range and to set a global benchmark for all Linde Companies, the brand was offered to Afrox and all other Linde Companies across the world.
There is a strong global support and investment in setting and promoting the global product standards.
Reasons Behind HiQ
Equipment product standards are well defined for the Linde Redline and Baseline gas distribution equipment. Although standards have always existed for gases, none existed for the Linde Group. HiQ is a step in that direction.
The goal is to have a global standard for HiQ products in all countries. A Nitrogen Baseline 5.0 bought in South Africa will be to the same standard as a Nitrogen Baseline 5.0 bought in Germany.
Benefits of HiQ
Our customers know they will be getting a product that is in line with the global specifications. With HiQ they can be assured of:
a) A total solution that provides the gas they need as well as associated equipment of superior quality.
b) Advice and support are available not only locally from Afrox, but internationally from the Linde team of experts.
HiQ supports an international benchmarking exercise, where an independent laboratory assesses our analytical accuracy to best global practice.
New Special Gases Facility
Our new Special Gases filling facility was designed by Linde Engineering and built to world-class standards by Afrox Engineering.
With focus on the environment, the plant aligns with first-world environmental standards.
Our work processes have been refined and the analytical procedures developed to improve efficiency, contain costs, and increase capacity to support growth for years to come.
Living the HiQ Values
- Competence/Expertise - HiQ combines high quality products, service, expertise and knowledge.
- Security - Customer safety is our top priority.
- Reliability - Quality of delivery and service, as well as purity and accuracy of our gas mixtures. Precision matters in everything we do.
- Internationality - Extensive geographical presence as well as formidable logistical coverage worldwide.
- Innovation – Leading with new high-quality products and innovative processes.
- Proximity to customers – We speak the language of our customers and understand their requirements.
- Partnership - HiQ develops innovative solutions tailor made to suit our customers’ specific speciality gas and equipment requirements.
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