The KwaZulu Natal region, which consists of facilities in Pinetown, Empangeni and Newcastle, forms a large part of Air Products South Africa’s operations. With the appointment of the new regional manager for the KZN region, Sugene Vickernand, the company hosted a breakfast this morning for media and key stakeholders to highlight their commitment to sustainability and growth in local businesses and communities through their corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives.
As a key player in manufacturing and supply of gases across a range of industries, Air Products focuses on continuously improving processes in order to ensure outstanding service and overall benefits to all customers. Vickernand commented: “Having served in the gas industry for 21 years in various positions and regions, I will apply the learnings of these years to the KZN region and use the experience and knowledge to create initiatives and operational efficiencies for this market. Another area of importance is to comply with all associated safety standards.”