➤ ELAFLEX AQUIRES OASIS
Tanktechnik, based in
acquired a major stake
in Oasis Engineering
Ltd. of Tauranga,
Oasis is an inter-
nationally operating specialist for valves and couplings
used in the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry. The
company supplies CNG components and systems for
;lling stations and gas delivery networks. Oasis supplies
standard, customized and made-to-order engineering parts
to customers in more than 40 countries.
“This exciting partnership brings together two highly
innovative companies, both well-respected in the fuel
handling world,” said Andy Cameron, managing director of
“The result will be a tremendous improvement in the
motorist’s user experience for alternative fuels like CNG,
hydrogen and biogas,” he said.
Worldwide CNG trailer companies are adopting the
new Oasis high ;ow breakaway and coupling systems,
“These products were game-changing for natural gas
companies,” he said. “With them, the whole economics of
road transport for gas positively changed.”
Ela;ex Managing Director Stefan Kunter said the
complementary product ranges allow both companies to
expand their expertise with ;uid energy transfer.
“Both organizations share similar values and visions
such as our premium quality approach and close cooperation with customers to constantly improve,” Kunter said.
Existing distribution structures will remain untouched,
and the few changes will bene;t customers, the managers said.
Oasis will continue to operate independently with
unchanged staff and with Cameron as managing director
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Co. “In addition to updating existing dispensers to new
state-of-the-art equipment that will provide for a better
consumer experience and overall brand image enhancement
in the forecourt, our branded wholesalers will also have the
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