From left to right:
Dr. Werner Breuers: Member of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, Consultant LANXESS AG, Doctor of Chemistry
Dr. Nathalie von Siemens: Member of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, Executive and Speaker of the Siemens Foundation
Dr. Jürgen Heraeus: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, entrepreneur, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Holding GmbH
Peter Wilhelm Storm van’s Gravesande: Member of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, consultant
Dr. Karl-Gerhard Seifert: Member of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AllessaChemie GmbH, chemist
Dr. Bodo Lüttge: Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messer Group GmbH, Diplom-Kaufmann
Stefan Messer (center), Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Uwe Bechtolf (left), Chief Financial Officer
Ernst Bode (right), Chief Operating Officer
The beginning and rapid growthAdolf Messer founds Frankfurter Acetylen-GasGesellschaft Messer & Cie. in Höchst for the manufacture of acetylene generators and lighting appliances
The beginning and rapid growthErnst Wiss develops first hydrogen-oxygen cutting torch at Griesheim-Elektron. This is followed by equipment and machinery for oxyfuel welding and cutting
The beginning and rapid growthStart-up of first oxygen plant by Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron
Evolution into a global enterpriseBirth of Messer Griesheim GmbH under Hans Messer. Merger of Adolf Messer GmbH with parts of KnapsackGriesheim AG belonging to Hoechst
Evolution into a global enterpriseExpansion into Western Europe and North America
Evolution into a global enterpriseExpansion into Eastern and Central Europe
Evolution into a global enterpriseEntry into China and rapid expansion
Evolution into a global enterpriseGoldman Sachs Funds and Allianz Capital Partners buy the Hoechst (Aventis) shares
The way forward, back into family ownershipFounding of Messer Group GmbH: Messer is once again wholly owned by the Messer family
The way forward, back into family ownershipThe welding and cutting division is once again wholly owned by the Messer family
The way forward, back into family ownershipSales exceed one billion euros for the first time: Messer Group and Messer Eutectic Castolin. Expansion of activities in Europe and Asia
The way forward, back into family ownershipFounding of Messer Industriegase GmbH in Germany
The way forward, back into family ownershipMove to joint company headquarters in Bad Soden
The way forward, back into family ownershipTenth anniversary of the Messer Group GmbH
Passion for air runs in the family120th anniversary of Messer
Change coming to the executive boardDr Wienands is switching to the Advisory Board of Messer Industries. His CFO position goes to his successor Dr Uwe Bechtolf. The executive board is also being expanded by the position of Chief Operating Officer Europe (COO) which shall be held by Ernst Bode.
Publications of the Messer Group
Here you will find the latest corporate news, press photos and the news archive.
Here you will find detailed articles on various gases applications and procedures.
The magazine for industrial gases, has been designed for readers who want to know more about the diversity of our business: clearly written and well illustrated. It is important for us to inspire different people for the world of gases - from technical experts to inquisitive students. Because gases are as important as water and electricity in their daily lives.
The know-how about our products and the specific applications and processes in which our gases are used, we have summarized in specialist brochures: We hold around 70 specialist brochures on various topics for you.
In its image publications, Messer presents the wide range of applications and characteristics of the "Gases for Life" and provides information on industrial gases, their extraction, transport and the family business.
Here you can find Messer's annual reports. Flanking sketches by historian Dr. Jörg Lesczenski describe the economic environment in which the family company moved over the years.
Here you can find Messer's advertisement campaigns.
Jörg Lesczensk tells informatively and concisely the unusual tale of a family business that once seemed lost – yet in the end could be successfully relaunched.