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05/13/2019

Messer concludes anniversary year with record results

Bad Soden, Germany. - Birthday celebrated, record results achieved and doubled in size as a result of acquisitions: Messer, the largest family-run industrial gases specialist worldwide, concluded the 2018 financial year – 120 years after its foundation – with a more than positive balance sheet.

The consolidated turnover of Messer increased by about ten per cent from €1.232 billion in the previous year to €1.350 billion in 2018. At the same time, Messer achieved an EBITDA of €366 million. This equates to an increase of around 26 per cent in comparison with the previous year. The businesses of Messer in China and Vietnam made a significant contribution to growth with an increase in sales of approximately 27 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.

The highlight of 2018 was the agreement with Linde and Praxair to take over businesses in the Americas that had to be sold due to antitrust requirements. In March 2019, Messer together with finance partner CVC Capital Partners, took over a major part of Linde’s activities in the USA, as well as the entire Linde companies in Brazil, Canada and Colombia, and Praxair’s Chilean company. As a result, Messer will double its business volume.

“We have captured new fields of business and markets, invested in growth and supply reliability and focused on the requirements of our customers. This approach in 2018 has given us the best financial year in our company’s history to date,” said CEO Stefan Messer.

The sustainability report can be viewed here: https://jahresbericht.messergroup.com/en.

Caption: Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group GmbH, Copyright Messer

Messer Cutting Systems es un proveedor mundial de tecnología punta de corte. Ofrecemos servicios para la industria metalúrgica, estableciendo estándares a nivel mundial. Como industria pionera, ofrecemos soluciones completas y nos centramos estratégicamente en nuestros clientes y en la innovación impulsada por el cliente. La compañía está presente en más de 50 países, con más de 900 empleados en 5 ubicaciones principales con centros de producción.

Nuestra gama de productos incluye oxigás, plasma y sistemas de corte por láser, desde máquinas guiadas a mano hasta máquinas especiales para la construcción naval, así como plantas y equipos para soldadura, corte, brazing y calentamiento. Piezas de repuesto, reparaciones y servicios de modernización completan el programa, asi como el equipamiento medioambiental de los sistemas. Nuestras soluciones en software optimizan la producción y los procesos de negocio. Nos centramos en un intenso diálogo con nuestros clientes - nuestro moderno entrenamiento e instalaciones para aplicaciones refuerzan esta afirmación.

Somos una Compañia Mundial.