African Oxygen Limited, also known as Afrox, has been serving a wide range of sectors and industries in sub-Saharan Africa since 1927.
Over the years, the company has brought to the market iconic African brands like Handigas, the household name for LPG, the Saffire gas cutting range and Vitemax, the professional’s welding electrode of choice.
Today, as part of global gases, engineering and technologies leader, Linde plc, Afrox is an innovative business, focused on providing solutions for customers. We are the largest provider of medical gases to the healthcare sector and the sole supplier to government hospitals and clinics in South Africa.
Our market focus is diverse and includes, heavy and light industry, hospitality, automotive, mining, manufacturing and agriculture, beverages, fast and frozen foods. Afrox supplies oxygen, nitrogen, argon, CO2, hydrogen, speciality gases, LPG and wide range welding and cutting equipment, supported by the largest distribution network in its sector.
Our innovation and digital strategy include latest technologies in food freezing; medical gases monitoring solutions; digital cylinder tracking; telemetry security of supply and ecommerce enablement.
All backed by the largest network of production, process and manufacturing plants; filling sites; unrivalled stock pile of cylinders; quality-test shops for certification and safety; a professional transport fleet and supply chain supported by highly skilled black-empowered suppliers.
Our people are highly motivated and driven by our values of safety, integrity, accountability, sustainability, inclusion and community. Afrox is at the core of Africa’s emerging economies, geared for growth, working to make the world more productive.