African Oxygen Limited (Afrox), the leading gases provider in sub-Saharan Africa, has introduced a first-of-its-kind rental equipment offer for Miller welding machines.

Afrox has been the exclusive distributor of Miller welding equipment in Southern Africa for over 50 years, but these new rental agreements will offer four models from the Miller range of premium welding machines for large industrial applications under temporary rental conditions.

Under the new offering, customers have a choice of short or long-term rentals, delivery and collection options, maintenance packages, onsite service and support through Afrox’s national Service Engineering Offer.

The range of Miller welding machines available via Afrox’s rental agreement includes the Miller XMT 350, the Miller Dimension 812 and the Miller Big Blue 500DX Diesel.


The packages are primarily aimed at the fabrication, transport, petrochemical and mining industries and will be tailor-made and customer-specific, offered on a nationwide basis in urban hubs

Dewald Bodenstein, Afrox Product Manager of Arc Equipment, said that the new rental offering is ideal for short-term projects, offering the opportunity to lease additional welding machinery temporarily.

“This offer is aimed at the market segment where equipment needs are project-based, affording out customers flexible and cost-effective alternatives to purchasing new machines,” he explained.