Brief Description of the Messer Group

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, Algeria and New Zealand, 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 the 5,500 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 2016 the industrial gas specialist generated consolidated turnover of 1.146 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.

Messer started investing in China in the middle of 90s and so far has 25 companies located in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Chongqing and Yunnan provinces, with a total investment of $1057 million and 2050 employees in 2016.The steady and successful developments have allowed Messer to join the ranks of the major foreign industrial gas providers in China.




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Jasmine Yan
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