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About Coregas

Coregas: a Wesfarmers company

As a Wesfarmers company, Coregas is the only Australian-owned gases company, manufacturing locally and distributing compressed gases and cryogenic liquids around the country to almost all industries, ranging from heavy industry and manufacturing, to healthcare and specialty users such as laboratories.

Coregas is changing gases around the country, seeking to raise the bar in terms of service, quality and value. We believe the best way to grow our business is to listen to our customers and deliver on our promises to them.

Although we have over 43 years’ experience in gases, the name Coregas may be unfamiliar because we changed our name on becoming part of the Wesfarmers group. Since then we have continued to expand and grow our product range, service offers and distribution network, nationally and now overseas, with a recent expansion into New Zealand.

Alan Watkins,
Executive General Manager

A word from our Executive General Manager

Coregas, a Wesfarmers company, has challenged the Australian gas market successfully since 1974. Coregas does things differently. We believe that a partnership starts when we listen to the customer and then do what they have asked us to do. We have become an important supplier to Australian industry because we do things the Coregas way. And more and more customers are trusting us as their gases partner. With our established capability and innovative thinking, we will deliver highly focused, risk-managed change that reduces the financial and resource burden on Australian industries.

Port Kembla Air Separation Unit

Our production and storage facilities

As far as possible at Coregas, we manufacture our gases in Australia and distribute across Australia and New Zealand. Most of our branches have storage tanks and filling facilities to ensure we can fulfil our next day delivery commitments on stocked gases.

Our main air separation unit at Port Kembla in New South Wales is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, separating air into its main component gases - nitrogen, oxygen and argon - by distillation at cold temperatures. The plant supplies huge quantities of gas direct to BlueScope Steel's production facility and the rest is distributed to our other customers both in bulk as cryogenic liquids and as gases.

A smaller air separation unit at Mackay in Queensland guarantees our capacity to supply any volume and in any frequency customers may require.

The team at Port Kembla also run our hydrogen production facility, which supplies BlueScope Steel and all our other customers' hydrogen gas requirements.

Finally, an acetylene plant based at our head office in Yennora, New South Wales, produces high purity acetylene suitable for everything from instrument calibration to welding.

Social responsibility

Coregas and our parent company take our social responsibilities seriously. There is a focus on improving the environmental and social wellbeing, not only of those organisations or people we interact with directly, but also the wider community and environment. The collection of policies below explains our approach in more detail.