In accordance with the agreement initially announced on January 28, 2020, Air Liquide has closed the sale of its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia to Messer.
The French company started operating in Slovakia in 2000 and Czech Republic in 2001. Both locations total 53 employees, with office locations in Prague and Trnava.
Air Liquide follows a strategy to review regularly its asset portfolio and focus its expansion in key regions in order to increase its geographic density and therefore enhance performance.
The company is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees and serves more than 3.7 million customers and patients.
Messer is a supplier of industrial gases, with business on 30 European and Asian countries. The company headquarters are located in Bad Soden (Germany).
Messer is selling gases for industrial use like oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases and gases for medical use.