Bad Soden, Germany,

Industrial gases manufacturer Messer expands its Siegen site

Since its re-entry into the German industrial gases market in 2007, Messer, the largest privately run industrial gases specialist, has invested a total of more than seven million euros in the Siegen site and a further 150 million euros in its German business as a whole. The family company has now invested some 2.5 million euros in expanding the cylinder filling plant in Siegen, boosting production capacity by 100,000 cylinders a year with immediate effect.

“This new cylinder filling plant here in Siegen combines our safety and quality standards probably more than any other Messer Group production site,” says Egon Glitz, Managing Director of the German company and responsible for the Western Europe Region, adding that, “the Siegen site is of great importance to Messer. The expanded filling plant gives Messer the opportunity to manufacture quality products safely in a market that is extremely attractive for the gases industry and ideally located in terms of transport links.”

This investment will enable Messer to achieve high levels of product availability and a marked increase in production while at the same time expanding the product range. In addition, the expanded cylinder filling plant uses state-of-the-art technology such as fully enclosed filling stations, which ensure a high level of safety. The new production capacities created will allow Messer to expand in the South Westphalia economic region and far beyond.

“Our investments are aimed at ensuring our independence while at the same time providing our approximately 5,000 employees with an economically secured future,” emphasises Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group GmbH.