Luxfer Gas Cylinders recently announced its intent to sell the company’s U.S. aluminum cylinder business, based in Graham, North Carolina.
According to Mark Gresham of PSI-PCI, this is a significant development for the scuba diving industry:
“This news means Luxfer will no longer be producing cylinders in the United States and that the existing Luxfer Aluminum Division in the United States has been sold. Further, Luxfer will only be producing composite cylinders.”
Gresham pointed out that Luxfer Cylinders are used by virtually all levels of scuba diving operations including retailers, resorts, liveaboard and training facilities. Luxfer has also produced oxygen cylinders that are used by the scuba industry.
According to the company:
“This represents a strategic repositioning to focus future investments in high growth areas, including alternative fuels and composites. Other Luxfer Gas Cylinders businesses are unaffected by the announcement, including those based in Riverside, CA; Nottingham, UK; Calgary, Canada; and Shanghai, China.”