Messer Group

A worldwide largest own-managed industrial gas company

Messer is the largest own-managed industrial gas company, now managed by Stefan Messer.

Global branch network

Messer currently has 60 companies existing in over 35 countries around the world such as Germany, France, America, Spain, China, Vietnam,...

Diverse products

Messer is the company with the most diversified product portfolio on the market with products such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, CO2, Hydrogen...

Global branch network

Messer is active in more than 35 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and America, with more than 60 companies operating. International operations are administered from Frankfurt am Main, while the management of core technical functions - logistics, engineering, manufacturing and applied technology - is assumed from Krefeld.

Modern research competence

The Messer Group has state-of-the-art research and capacity centers, in which it develops technologies for use in gas in most industrial sectors, in food technology, medicine as well as research. research and science.

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Diverse products

From Acetylene to Xenon, the Messer Group has one of the most diverse product categories on the market - a company that produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, and shielding gases. welding, specialty gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures.

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1898 - 1964

A rapid start and growth

  • 1898 - Adolf Messer founded Frankfurter Acetylene-Gas-Gesellschaft Messer & Cie. In Hoechst, as a manufacturer of acetylene generators and lighting equipment.
  • 1903 - Ernst Wiss develops the first hydrogen-oxygen cutting torch at Griesheim-Elektron. Next is equipment and machinery for oxy-fuel welding and cutting.
  • 1908 - The first oxygen plant opened in Chemische Fabrick Griesheim-Elektron

1964 - 2003

- The birth of the Messer Griesheim GmbH under Hans Messer. Adolf Messer GmbH merged with Knapsack-parts of Hoechst AG Griesheim.

  • 1965 The birth of Messer Griesheim GmbH under Hans Messer. Merger of Adolf Messer GmbH with parts of Knapsack-Griesheim AG under Hoechst.
  • 1966 - Expands to Western Europe and North America.
  • 1990 Expansion into Eastern and Central Europe.
  • 1995 - Entering the Chinese market and expanding rapidly.
  • 2001 - The funds Goldman Sachs and Allianz Capital Partners share shares of Hoechst (Aventis).

2003 - 2015

Way forward, family ownership back

  • 2004 - Established Messer Group GmbH: Messer is again wholly owned by the Messer family.
  • 2005 - The welding and cutting unit is once again owned entirely by the Messer family.
  • 2006 - Turnover exceeded one billion euros for the first time: Messer Group and Messer Eutectic Castolin. Expansion of operations in Europe and Asia.
  • 2008 - Established Messer Industrial gases GmbH in Germany.
  • 2011 - Moved to join the corporate headquarters in Bad Soden.
  • 2014 - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Messer Group GmbH.

2015 - Now

Expanding in ASEAN

  • 2016 - Expansion in ASEAN: New companies operating in Singapore and Malaysia.
  • 2017 Expansion in ASEAN: New companies operate in Thailand.
  • 2018 - Celebrating 120 years of Messer, expanding market in America with new entity Messer Industries
  • 2022 Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Messer Hai Phong.
  • 2023 Celebrating 125 years of establishment of Messer Group and 25 years of establishment of Messer Vietnam