Brief Description of the Messer Group

The Messer Group, founded in 1898, is the largest privately managed specialist in industrial, medical and specialty gases. Under the brand ‘Messer – Gases for Life’, the company is active in over 36 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Algeria, with a total of more than 90 operating companies. The international activities are controlled from Bad Soden near Frankfurt am Main, whilst the centralised functions of communications, logistics, engineering, production and application technology are managed from Krefeld. Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of the Messer Group, works together with the 5.485 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 gases specialist generated consolidated sales 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.