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Industrial gases specialist Messer expands in Romania

Messer, the largest privately run industrial gases specialist, has bought BUSE Gaz S.R.L. in Romania with effect from 4 May. As part of this investment, Messer will take on all 39 employees as well as taking over all fixed assets. In about two years’ time, after expansion and modernisation, BUSE’s current headquarters in Bucharest will become the new head office of Messer in Romania.

The two companies are an ideal fit in terms of their activities and their operational and production structures: “With two cylinder gas filling plants – one in Deva and one in Valcea – as well as another filling plant in Bucharest, we are strengthening our geographic configuration and enhancing our product portfolio with liquid CO2 and dry ice,” says Wolfgang Indenhuck, Managing Director of Messer in Romania. “We will also be able to offer greater gas supply reliability and flexibility, shorter supply routes and increased proximity to our customers. However, the first important step following this acquisition will be to integrate all BUSE employees into our existing organisational structure,” adds Indenhuck.