Air Products South Africa celebrated its 46th anniversary earlier this month, reflecting on the steady growth enjoyed in the country since its inception on 2nd March 1969.
The company is the largest supplier in the onsite and pipeline markets, and a leader in the bulk, cylinder, specialty gas and chemicals supply markets.
The company also features significant in-house engineering expertise and specialist skills, which have been instrumental in the construction and commissioning of no less than 16 air separation units (ASUs) to date around the country.
The two most recent ASUs were built in 2014: the ‘G-Plant’ at the company’s flagship facility in Vanderbijlpark, and its new plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape. These two state-of-the-art production facilities form part of a current investment pipeline of R2bn.
Air Products South Africa attributes its success in the market to consistently building on and strengthening its long-term customer relationships; and to being responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
The company notes that 2015 will see a further roll-out of its R2bn investment pipeline, in the form of facility expansions and upgrades, as well as the introduction of new technologies to further enhance customer service.
Air Products South Africa has been supplying critical gases to the Natal Fertility Clinic and KZN Day Clinic, helping to enable its successful growth phase.
The company has been chosen to build, own and operate the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol in South Africa. The ASU will have a total capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day – a milestone in the history of industrial gas production.
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