I refer to the Engineering News article titled ‘Gas supplies: Afrox to focus on operational prudence, African expansion’, published on February 24.
The article states: “Afrox . . . was awarded global ‘preferred supplier’ status for beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola”. This is not the case. In fact, a South African Coca-Cola bottler, a subcontractor, and not Coca-Cola itself, awarded Afrox preferred supplier status. Our 2011 year-end results presentation to analysts and the media states: “Awarded preferred supplier status from a Coca-Cola bottler.”
In the interests of providing readers and other stakeholders in Afrox with accurate information, I submit this factual clarification and ask that you consider publishing this in Engineering News.
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