BOC strengthens their position in Thailand with new CO2 supply contract.

BOC has won a $2 million dollar contract to supply the poultry-processing arm of the GFTP Group in Samuthprakarn, Tahiland with liquid carbon dioxide.

GFTP is the main supplier of raw chicken to McKay Food Services Ltd. a joint venture between Keystone Food Corporation and GFPT in Thailand. McKay then sells fully processed chicken to fast-food retailers in the Asia-Pacific region.

The multi-year contract comes as several other BOC CO2 successes in Asia. BOC have contracts with a seafood processing plant in Thailand to install a proprietary freezer an International Society of Beverage Technology (ISBP) compliant CO2 production facility in Pakistan and, several long term supply agreements with several Pakistani bottlers.

Bill Baker, Vice President of the global food market sector said, BOC has an extremely strong CO2 and nitrogen supply position around the world and an extensive history of working with food and beverage processors to develop solutions that enable them to compete more effectively in the marketplace.

To supply GFPT, BOC installed a new 17-ton liquid CO2 storage vessel on site at GFPT's poultry processing plant and constructed a 150-meter pipeline to GFPT's Samuthprakarn plant. BOC supplies CO2 from two plants in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which are the only Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HACCP accredited CO2 facilities in Thailand.

Commenting on the GFPT and BOC relationship, Jedsada Sirimongkolkasem, manufacturing director of GFTP said, BOC has established an excellent relationship with Keystone/McKay companies here in Thailand and also in Malaysia. They have proven their willingness to work with us to ensure our customers continue to receive only the highest quality chicken products.

BOC will be presenting an array of technologies, products and services for ready-to-eat (RTE) and other poultry industry segments at the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, US from January 26-28, 2005.