Pressemitteilung BoxID: 756227 (Messer Group GmbH)
  • Messer Group GmbH
  • Messer-Platz 1
  • 65812 Bad Soden
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Diana Buss
  • +49 (2151) 7811-251

Messer buys gas business of Air Liquide in Hungary

(PresseBox) (Bad Soden, ) On 15 September 2015, the Hungarian subsidiary of Messer – the largest privately managed industrial gas specialist which has its head office in Bad Soden near Frankfurt am Main – signed a purchase contract with Air Liquide Eastern Europe S.A. to buy 100 per cent of the shares in Air Liquide Hungary Ipari Gáztermelő Kft. Messer Hungarogáz takes over more than 50 employees, plus its assets and customer relationships. Execution of the contract is subject to antitrust approval, which is expected to come through in about six months.

The assets concerned include an on-site air separation unit, two nitrogen generators, a filling plant for gas cylinders, and road tankers, customer tanks and steel cylinders. “Both companies ideally complement” says Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group, explaining the transaction. “ The activities will be integrated quickly in order to enhance efficiency of the two operations. We are glad to welcome our new customers and employees in Hungary.”

Messer Group GmbH

The Messer Group, which was established in 1898, is the largest privately managed specialist in industrial, medical and special gases. Under the brand “Messer – Gases for Life”, the company is active in 30 countries in Europe and Asia, as well as in Peru and Algeria, with a total of more than 60 operating companies. The international activities are controlled from the Frankfurt am Main area, whilst the technical centralised functions of logistics, engineering, production and application technology are managed from Krefeld. Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of the Messer Group, works together with 5,449 employees in accordance with defined principles. These include a focus on customers and employees, responsible behaviour, corporate responsibility, excellence as well as trust and respect. In 2014 the industrial gas specialist generated consolidated turnover of €1.047 billion.

From acetylene to xenon, the Messer Group has one of the most diverse product portfolios on the market - it produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, specialty gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures.

The Messer Group has state-of-the-art research and competence centers in which it develops applied technologies for the use of gases in almost every sector of industry, in food technology and environmental technology, medicine as well as research and science.

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