Taiyo Nippon Sanso has announced that the new gas filling station located in Osaka, Japan, entered into production in September of this year.

The company put up over 50 per cent of the capital for the station whilst Nihon Tsusan, Asahi Weldex and Ekika Carbon Dioxide added the remaining 50 per cent.

The centre was made by reconstructing the previous facility of the former Kinki Nissan, which had become obsolete after 40 years of operation.

In August the name of the company was changed from Kinki Nissan to Osaka packaged gas centre and a new president, Shinichiro Hiramine, was also announced.

The ground floor of the new filling facility is 15,112 square feet.

In the filling station four 20-ton tanks are present for the filling of oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon and Carbon dioxide. This makes the capacity for filling the largest in the Kansai area.

Construction for the facility began in January 2006.