By Peter Chivhima
ZIMBABWE’s oxygen and nitrogen-producing company, Verify Engineering is spreading its footprint on the regional market, after venturing into Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
From its humble beginnings in Mutare, the company has now attracted the attention of the region with the firm currently installing four Bulk Liquid Oxygen Tanks at three Hospitals in Beira, Chimoio and Maputo.
This was confirmed during the Northern region Megafest Awards held in Harare this Thursday.
“We are very grateful as a company for the support we are getting from the government, you remember that President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited our plant in Mutare recently. We are happy to announce that our company has gone regional and we have penetrated markets in Mozambique,” said Engineer Pedzisai Tapfumanei, Verify Engineering’s chief executive officer.
“The Mozambican government gave us a contract to supply oxygen in its hospitals. We have also spread to the Democratic Republic of Congo and soon we will be eying the international market. This will open the way for us to start exporting liquid oxygen to Mozambique.”
The government expects local companies to thrive and contribute to national development.
“Companies should work hard so that they contribute to the economic development of our nation. Also if companies work hard surely they will be recognized for their efforts like what is happening today,” said the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Radji Modi.
Verify Engineering, launched its first-ever strategic business unit on the 19th of August last year and is the country’s largest industrial gas producer.
Producing medical oxygen, acetylene and nitrogen gases, Verify Engineering is the major source of the country’s gas requirements, serving customers in the healthcare, petro-chemical refining, manufacturing, food, beverage, fibre-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries.