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MESSER GROUP celebrates 120th company anniversary

Marketplace for industrial gases and gas technology at Industriepark Höchst

Frankfurt, 7 March 2018

On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, the MESSER GROUP presented its product range for welding and cutting technology at Industriepark Höchst. The event took place in a traditional warehouse building of the former Hoechst AG, which is operated by the industrial supplier chemfidence. Alois Strott, Managing Director of chemfidence, welcomed Stefan Messer and his team.

In his introductory speech, Stefan Messer recalled the strong ties to Industriepark Höchst and the former Hoechst AG, which is part of the history of his group of companies:

In 1898, Adolf Messer founded the Frankfurt acetylene gas company Messer & Cie. in Hoechst for the production of acetylene developers and lighting fixtures. In 2005, Stefan Messer acquired the shareholding in the Eutectic Castolin Group and thus returned to the family what his father Hans Messer had expanded after the Second World War: an international company with 5400 employees and a turnover of over 1100 million euros. Today, the MESSER GROUP is the largest privately managed industrial gases specialist and active in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Peru, Algeria and New Zealand. From acetylene to xenon, the group produces a wide range of industrial gases, one of the largest in the market for oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, medical gases, specialty gases and gas mixtures. The Messer Group is currently expanding its production capacity in India and China.

Many visitors followed the top-class presentations and practical demonstrations on the subjects of technical gases, oxyfuel, welding and autogenous engineering.



Messer Group GmbH

Founded in 1898, the Messer Group is the largest privately managed specialist for industrial, medical and specialty gases. Under the Messer - Gases for Life brand, the company operates in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Algeria with more than 90 operating companies. The international activities are directed from Bad Soden near Frankfurt am Main, while the central functions of communication, logistics, engineering and production as well as application technology are controlled from Krefeld. Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of the Messer Group, works together with the 5,675 employees according to defined principles. These include customer and employee orientation, responsible action, corporate responsibility, excellence, trust and respect. In 2017, the industrial gas specialist generated consolidated sales of 1,232 milliards euros. From acetylene to xenon, the Messer Group offers a product portfolio that is considered one of the largest in the market - the company produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, special gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures. In state-of-the-art competence centres for research and development, the Messer Group develops application technologies for the use of gases in almost all industrial sectors, in food technology, medicine, research and science.    Gases for Life     GaseWiki

chemfidence services gmbh

chemfidence, a solvadis Group company based in the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park, has over forty years of experience as a competent industrial supplier for companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and related process industries in Germany. With innovative storage and logistics concepts, the company guarantees the reliable and punctual provision of raw materials, solvents and high-quality operating materials. More than 1 million articles can be accessed via the chemfidence online shop. With the bundled purchasing conditions of the solvadis Group and the efficient plant network of Industriepark Höchst, chemfidence makes its contribution to securing the competitiveness of the Höchst production site. Not only large corporations but also small and medium-sized enterprises benefit from the resulting advantages, which are not limited to purchasing conditions alone. chemfidence is certified according to DIN ISO 9001.

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