Air Products reaches six month supply mark


Industrial gas continues to play a pivotal role in the growth of Eastern Cape industry, evidenced by Air Products South Africa’s supply to the local market for the past six months of uninterrupted supply of industrial gases.

The industrial gas company was commenting on its contribution to Eastern Cape industry following the launch of its R300 million air separation unit (ASU) in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in November last year.

As the first to market in the Eastern Cape, Air Products is able to deliver security of supply of liquid oxygen and nitrogen, meeting the needs of local industry and offering improved levels of customer service, according to Pierre Fourie, Sales Manager for the Eastern Cape for Air Products.

“Our air separation unit supplies liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen in bulk by road tankers across the Eastern Cape. We also supply the full range of industrial and specialty gases. Depending on volume requirements and specific applications, gases are supplied in cylinders, mini-tanks, maxi-tanks and CryoEase,“ he says, adding, “As gas is a vital part of virtually every industrial process, the importance of security of supply cannot be overstated. We are able to match current market demand and have capacity to scale up production in line with growing demand in the region.”

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