Afrox is joining forces with voestalpine Böhler Welding to manufacture welding consumables.

Announcing the news today (3rd Nov), sub-Saharan Africa’s leading industrial gases and welding company said it has formed a new joint venture company with voestalpine Böhler Welding to manufacture both companies welding products for the South African, sub-Saharan African and other export markets.

Afrox has contributed its current welding consumables factory in Brits, a town in the North West province of South Africa, into the new company, voestalpine Bohler Welding Africa, and sold 51% of it to voestalpine Böhler Welding.

The new joint venture company will be managed by voestalpine Böhler Welding.

Did you miss our exclusive two-part interview with Afrox Managing Director Schalk Venter? He discussed the company’s positive outlook despite shrinking South African economy in part one here, and said he was confident there would be no shortage of medical oxygen in South Africa in part two here.