BOC India Ltd, a subsidiary of the BOC Group, has announced that it has plans to set-up a merchant air separation unit in the State of Himachal Pradesh, as part of its growth strategy to penetrate the market in North India.

The newly announced ASU is expected to be commissioned in mid 2009.

With more than 20 production facilities, including one of Asia’s largest air separation units, BOC India has a geographic reach which places it in a position to offer services for its customers in any part of India.