Afrox operates in Zambia and ten other African countries, managing operations in five more on behalf of the parent company, The Linde Group.
Afrox is listed on the JSE Limited and the Namibian Stock Exchange. With over 3000 staff, Afrox is sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products. The company was founded in 1927, listed on the JSE in 1963, and has prospered by constantly meeting the needs of our customers and developing solutions that add value to customers’ applications. The company is committed to achieving above average growth for shareholders, built on the back of the industry’s strongest brand and national distribution network. Afrox is structured and managed in accordance with The Linde Group best practice globally.
1929: Allen Liversidge Limited was established at Bwana Mkubwa Mine outside Ndola
1935: Renamed Northern Rhodesia Oxygen and Acetylene Company Ltd. Re-located to current Ndola site
1935-1971: Sales centres set up in Ndola, Lusaka, Kitwe, Chingola, Kabwe and Choma
1972: Zambia Oxygen Company (Zamox) established
1985: Installed 17 tpd ASU at Ndola and 650 kg/day DA plant.
1995: BOC Gases Zambia was established with Afrox taking up 70% of shares and Zambian Government retaining 30%
2008: Afrox Zambia Limited formed