What is HiQ?
HiQ is a global family brand, used as a sub brand in all Linde companies.
It is for a specific range of products, that are ‘made for purpose’, and each has to comply to a specific set of specifications, to ensure they suit the end user 100%.
Products within the HiQ brand, belong in two main groups:
Pure ‘scientifc’ gases
Made To Order scientific mixtures
Mining calibration mixtures
Gas distribution equipment (Imported)
Laboratory Gas generators (Imported)
History of HiQ
In the past, HiQ has sometimes been associated with particular product standards or particular equipment ranges in some Linde companies. It was not linked to speciality gas products in SA.
To expand the range, to set a global benchmark for all Linde Companies, the brand was offered to us and all other Linde Companies across the world. There is a strong global support and investment in setting and promoting the global product standards.
Reasons behind HiQ
Equipment product standards are well defined for the Linde Redline and Baseline gas distribution equipment.
Although standards have always existed for gases, none existed for the Linde Group. HiQ is a step in that direction. The goal is to have a global standard for HiQ products in all countries. A Nitrogen Baseline 5.0, bought in SA, will be to the same standard as a Nitrogen Baseline 5.0 bought in Germany.
How does that benefit our customers? They know they will be getting a product that is in line with the global specifications. A total solution, that provides the gas they need, as well as associated equipment of superior quality. Advice and support are available not only locally from Afrox, but internationally from the Linde team of experts.
HiQ supports an international benchmarking exercise, where an independent Laboratory assesses our analytical accuracy to best global practice.
Our new Special Gases filling facility, was designed by Linde Engineering and built to world class standards, by Afrox Engineering. With focus on the environment, the plant aligns with first world environmental standards.
Our work processes have been refined and the analytical procedures developed to improve efficiency, contain costs, and increase capacity to support growth for years to come.
Living the HiQ values:
Competence / Expertise
HiQ combines high quality products, service, expertise and knowledge.
Customer safety our top priority
Precision matters in everything we do. Quality of delivery and service, as well as purity and accuracy of our gas mixtures.
HiQ has the most extensive geographical presence as well as formidable logistical coverage worldwide.
Leading, to constantly raise the bar, with new high-quality products and innovative processes.
Proximity to customers
HiQ is close to the customer, knows customer requirements and speaks the same language.
HiQ develops innovative solutions – tailor made to suit the customer‘s specific specialty gas and equipment requirements.