BOC, the UK & Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and medical gases and the largest welding products distributor in Europe, welcomed the Chairman of Cannock Council, Maureen Freeman, and Cannock Council’s Planning & Economic Development Services Manager, Glenn Watson, to a ceremony to mark the official opening of its newly extended and refurbished Gas & Gear retail unit at Cannock in Staffordshire.
The enlarged store, which is open to the general public as well as trade, carries the full range of products and services from BOC, a Member of The Linde Group.
Collect customers can choose from work wear and personal protective equipment to gas and welding equipment, industrial products and power/hand tools, backed by BOC’s high quality service and accredited standards.
The Cannock Gas & Gear store also offers a delivered service for local customers.
Andy Bridger, Operations Manager – Industrial Supplies & Services, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Chairman of Cannock Council to open our now bigger and better Gas & Gear here in Cannock. BOC’s significant investment in this site reflects the growth we see from a buoyant local market and our commitment to the wide range of customers we serve from the medical and traditional manufacturing sectors. It is a great pleasure to be able to give Councillor Freeman a tour of our impressive new facility”.
Councillor Gordon Alcott, Cabinet Leader for Economic Development & Planning said "The decision by BOC to invest in their Norton Canes unit is very welcome news and is a vote of confidence in the local area where the company has a solid and growing customer base".
BOC’s Gas & Gear Cannock store employs 3 people and supplies industrial, hospitality and medical gases, welding and safety products across Staffordshire. Customers include local hospitals and a vast array of local businesses from virtually all industrial sectors, such as metal fabrication, automotive repair and maintenance.
BOC, a member of The Linde Group, has a network of 76 Gas & Gear stores in the UK & Ireland.