The Linde Group has decided to move the manufacturing operations of African Oxygen Limited’s (Afrox’s) gas equipment from South Africa to Europe.

The move is said to “guarantee that Afrox customers will receive the best possible quality products.”

Afrox’s gas equipment will now be manufactured in Italy, including single-stage and multi-stage regulators. Under the relocation, the company’s products will be re-certified to ISO2503.

Afrox, a subsidiary of global gas giant Linde, assured that although the manufacturing has moved, its customers will still benefit from a strong after-sales service and technical support via its Afrox Research and Development Department.

“Quality of equipment and compliance with global standards are two areas that Afrox is not prepared to compromise”

Roberto Dionisio, Head of Research and Development at Afrox Integrated Customer Solutions

Roberto Dionisio, Head of Research and Development at Afrox Integrated Customer Solutions, explained, “Quality of equipment and compliance with global standards are two areas that Afrox is not prepared to compromise. We strive to deliver high quality and safe gas equipment to the market based on research into the needs of our customers.” 

A further statement added that the sub-Saharan African market will continue to benefit from the company’s innovative technology and solutions that are customised for local requirements whilst also maintaining the highest standards of quality.