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Diana Buss

Corporate Communications

Vice President Communications

+49 (0) 2151 7811-251

+49 (0) 2151 7811-598

diana.buss@messergroup.com

Angela Bockstegers

Corporate Communications

Senior Specialist Public Relations

+49 2151 7811-331

+49 2151 7811-598

angela.bockstegers@messergroup.com

Key figures

Supervisory board

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

Management board

Stefan Messer, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hans-Gerd Wienands, Chief Financial Officer
  1. 1898

    The beginning and rapid growth

    Adolf Messer founds Frankfurter Acetylen-GasGesellschaft Messer & Cie. in Höchst for the manufacture of acetylene generators and lighting appliances
  2. 1902

    The beginning and rapid growth

    Ernst Wiss develops first hydrogen-oxygen cutting torch at Griesheim-Elektron. This is followed by equipment and machinery for oxyfuel welding and cutting
  3. 1907

    The beginning and rapid growth

    Start-up of first oxygen plant by Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron
  4. 1965

    Evolution into a global enterprise

    Birth of Messer Griesheim GmbH under Hans Messer. Merger of Adolf Messer GmbH with parts of KnapsackGriesheim AG belonging to Hoechst
  5. 1966

    Evolution into a global enterprise

    Expansion into Western Europe and North America
  6. 1990

    Evolution into a global enterprise

    Expansion into Eastern and Central Europe
  7. 1995

    Evolution into a global enterprise

    Entry into China and rapid expansion
  8. 2001

    Evolution into a global enterprise

    Goldman Sachs Funds and Allianz Capital Partners buy the Hoechst (Aventis) shares
  9. 2004

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    Founding of Messer Group GmbH: Messer is once again wholly owned by the Messer family
  10. 2005

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    The welding and cutting division is once again wholly owned by the Messer family
  11. 2006

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    Sales exceed one billion euros for the first time: Messer Group and Messer Eutectic Castolin. Expansion of activities in Europe and Asia
  12. 2008

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    Founding of Messer Industriegase GmbH in Germany
  13. 2011

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    Move to joint company headquarters in Bad Soden
  14. 2014

    The way forward, back into family ownership

    Tenth anniversary of the Messer Group GmbH

Publications of the Messer Group

Press Releases

Here you will find the latest corporate news, press photos and the news archive.

Technical articles

Here you will find detailed articles on various gases applications and procedures.

Customer magazine

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.

Specialist brochures

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.

Image brochures

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.

Annual reports

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.

Advertisements

Here you can find Messer's advertisement campaigns.

100 per cent Messer

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.

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Products

From the production to the storage and about the use of gases.

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Technologies

Competence from development to patent to market implementation.

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Our e-services are available 24/24 – for your comfort!

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