The company

Messer is the world’s largest family-run specialist for gases used in industry, environmental protection, medicine, the food and beverage sector, welding and cutting technology, 3D printing, construction, and research and science. Under the ‘Messer – Gases for Life’ brand, the company markets products and services in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its approximately 11,000 employees* collaborate in a family business that focuses on diversity and mutual respect.

In most industrial processes, gases are just as important as water and electricity and play a major role in their decarbonization – through the use of green hydrogen, for example. Messer offers one of the largest product portfolios in the market and develops and optimizes application technologies for gases in state-of-the-art competence centers.

As a pharmaceutical company, Messer supplies medical and pharmaceutical gases and turnkey solutions and has a proven track record as a reliable provider of vital products – in pandemic situations, for example.

Founded in 1898, the company’s headquarters are located in Bad Soden, near Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2021, Messer generated consolidated sales of 3.5 billion* euros.


* Sum of Messer Group and Messer Industries, which includes 100 percent of the at-equity holding Messer Industries.

Executive Board

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Vita Stefan Messer

Chief Executive Officer

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Vita Bernd Eulitz

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Vita Helmut Kaschenz

Chief Financial Officer

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Vita Virginia Esly

Chief Operating Officer Europe

Advisory Board

Dr. Jürgen Heraeus

Chairman and Member of the Audit Committee  


From industry and business

Dr. Werner Breuers

Dr. Johannes Fritz

Chairman of the Audit Committee                       
Heike Niehues

Member of the Audit Committee                         
Sabine Scheunert                                             
Dr. Karl-Gerhard Seifert                                   
Dr. Nathalie von Siemens                                



  • Maureen Messer-Casamayou