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Messer Continues to Invest in Hunan, China

2017-05-15 08:00

SHANGHAI, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The industrial gas specialist Messer today signed an agreement with Changsha Hi Tech Zone in Southern China's Hunan province to set up a new 520 ton-per-day liquid air separation unit in the zone, just beside its existing filling station which will be put into service in the third quarter of the year. The new facility, involving an investment of 250 million RMB, will begin to supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and other gas products to the industries in the zone as well as the surrounding areas in the early 2019.

As a pioneer in Hunan industrial gas market, Messer has already invested in nine air separation units in the area with a total capacity of over 200 thousand normal cubic meters per hour. This makes Messer become the largest supplier in the market. "The decision to invest in a new production facility in Changsha further demonstrates Messer's commitment to its growth strategy and development opportunities in Hunan and affirms our leadership stance and ability to meet rising customer needs in the area," said Dr. Werner Hickel, CEO of Messer China.

About Messer

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 and Algeria, with a total of more than 60 operating companies.

Messer started investing in China in the middle of 1990s and so far has 25 companies located in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangdong, Fujian, Sichuan, Chongqing and Yunnan provinces with a total investment of $1.1 billion. Headquartered in Shanghai, Messer China has nearly 2,000 employees. The steady and successful developments have allowed Messer to join the ranks of the major foreign industrial gas providers in China. 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.

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Source: Messer China

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