Air Products South Africa official unveiled its R300m Eastern Cape ASU in the Coega Industrial Development Zone – the second to be launched by the company this year as part of its long term R2bn investment in establishing a solid production and supply network.
At a time when the Southern and pan-African mining and engineering sectors are facing many challenges, companies are looking for suppliers which can offer them the widest and most robust range of products to assist them in addressing the challenges that they face.
The NOSCAR Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars of occupational health and safety’, have once again seen Air Products in a starring role this year. Employees from around the country were honoured for their consistent commitment to safety at the company’s nationwide facilities.
The globally focused company expands its regional presence to support growing customer needs. The new regional office, located in Nairobi’s main business district Westlands, will enable Pentair to provide exceptional customer service in the East African market through local presence.
Demonstrating once again that quality and safety are top of its agenda, Air Products South Africa has recognised and honoured employees who have stood out in the past year for their outstanding performance in customer service and commitment to the company’s ethos.
Despite achieving price increases broadly in line with increased input costs, revenue for the six months to 30 June 2014 was flat at R2.87bn (2013: R2.86bn). Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was down 2% at R442 million (2013: R449m).
Building on the Portapak range, well known in the industry and used by South Africans for generations, Afrox is extending the range by introducing a welding and associated shielding gases offer, to meet the requirements of light manufacturing industry and DIY users alike.