Bad Soden, Germany,

AGA acquires Messer in Finland

Oy AGA Ab has acquired Messer Suomi Oy, the Finnish industrial gases company in the Messer Group.

“The acquisition was a natural step for us when Messer decided to leave the Finnish market”, says Pauli Toiviainen, Marketing & Sales Manager of Oy AGA Ab, emphasizing that there will be no disadvantages for the customer because of the acquisition. “Due to the lack of synergies with other companies within Messer Group, management has decided to exit from Finland and dispose our shares in Messer Suomi Oy”, says Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of Messer.

During the transition period Messer Suomi Oy will continue its daily business. Over time the company will be integrated in Oy AGA Ab. Messer Suomi Oy had a turnover of €8,7 million in year 2005 and 36 employees.