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Air Products and Unique Welding Alloys – the strength is in the weld

Leading industrial gas manufacturer Air Products and leading supplier of welding products, Unique Welding Alloys, not only provides the means for welders to fabricate a perfect weld, but they have also formed a solid base for a successful partnership. In March this year, they celebrated a relationship that has grown and strengthened over the last ten years.

As one of the few companies in South Africa offering a complete range of equipment and associated products, safety equipment and consumables, Unique Welding Alloys joined hands with Air Products to supply industrial gases required for MIG/MAG, FCAW, TIG welding and plasma cutting. This relationship has grown to its current strength, largely due to the service culture and drive to continuously improve processes, products as well as the innovative culture of both companies.

Air Products has been able to supply product via cylinders or CryoEase, depending on the volumes required. With the national footprint, Air Products is in a position to meet the demands of Unique Welding Alloys’ branches nationwide.
Through the use of innovative gas mixing technology and different modes of supply, Unique Welding Alloys is able to blend gases and offer customers the products suited for their specific requirements. This ultimately enables them to confidently market a complete offering to their end customers.
According to Josua Le Roux, General Manager of Central Support Services at Air Products, this relationship is a key example of how Air Products compliments their channel partners. “We value the relationship with Unique Welding Alloys and the trust they have placed in us as a key enabler in their drive to provide a total solution to their customers. We strive to support them in such a way that they are able to achieve their business objectives. At Air Products, we believe in fostering long-term relationships with our distributors as well as our direct customers”.
Unique Welding Alloys CEO and Executive Director, Nazmi Adams comments on the relationship with Air Products: “Our offering combined with the Air Products’ flexible CryoEase gas delivery and mixing systems provides the customer access to leading edge global technology in Mig/Tig welding that can adapt and grow with the customer’s needs. The gas mixture can be configured precisely at the customer premises to supply a constant gas mix to match the welding wire.”


Whether a secure supply of cutting or welding gas is required Air Products and Unique Welding Alloys continues to provide innovative solutions through ‘Service that Delivers the Difference’.

About Air Products South Africa

Air Products South Africa (Pty) Limited manufactures, supplies and distributes a diverse portfolio of atmospheric gases, specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services to the Southern African region.

Air Products touches the lives of consumers in positive ways every day, and serves customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, mining and petrochemicals, primary metal and steel manufacturers, chemical applications, welding and cutting applications to laboratory applications.

Founded in 1969, Air Products South Africa has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety, quality and the environment. In addition the company aims to continue its growth and market leadership position in the Southern African region.

About Air Products South Africa

Unique Welding Alloys is a division of Weldamax, a Sanlam Private Equity Company.

Should you need more information, please contact me on the numbers supplied below.

Kind Regards,

Lizette Stokes

Public Relations Manager

T +2711.977.6470

F +2711.977.6671


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