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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February
2022
| 09:05 Europe/Amsterdam

Vita Stefan Messer

Chief Executive Officer

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February
2022
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam

Vita Bernd Eulitz

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

01
January
2020
| 13:13 Europe/Amsterdam

Vita Ernst Bode

Chief Operating Officer Europe

01
January
2019
| 13:10 Europe/Amsterdam

Vita Helmut Kaschenz

Chief Financial Officer

Advisory Board

Dr. Jürgen Heraeus

Chairman and Member of the Audit Committee  

 

From industry and business

Dr. Werner Breuers

Vice-Chairman                                                    
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                                

 

Shareholder

  • Maureen Messer-Casamayou