BOC Zimbabwe, trading as BOC GASES is Zimbabwe’s market leader in gases and welding products and has operated in Zimbabwe since 1927, operating 5 branches. BOC is wholly owned by The Linde Group, one of the world’s leading gases companies, with its headquarters domiciled in Munich, Germany. BOC Zimbabwe’s Air Separation Unit in Harare BOC employs 120 employees, and operates through its distribution network of 5 branches in the major industrial cities of Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Kwekwe and several Distributors and Agencies. BOC is regionally supported by Linde Group sister companies in 17 African countries with AFROX in South Africa as the regional Head office. This significant geographic presence throughout Africa is important in that it gives supply and service guarantee based on the synergies created by intercompany support between the different countries. BOC Zimbabwe has 3 main business streams: • Packaged Gases and Products • Bulk Gases • Hard Goods (Welding Equipment, Accessories and consumables) BOC GASES has invested considerably in resources to support these three business portfolios. The investment covers Air Separation Unit plants; Pressure Swing Adsorption plants, Cylinders, Road Tankers, Trailers and Trucks. This investment is BOC GASES’ commitment to sustain its superior customer service in as much as it is a commitment to grow the Gases and Welding business in the markets that we operate. Production of Dissolved Acetylene, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon is done in Harare whilst production of Vitemax, a general purpose, is done in Gweru. Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Carbon Dioxide, Specialty Gases and the rest of the welding consumables are sourced from our sister company, AFROX, in South Africa which also gives technical support to BOC Zimbabwe.