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Industrial gases specialist Messer is one of Germany’s leading innovators

Messer, largest family-run industrial gases specialist worldwide, is one of “Germany’s leading innovators”. This is the conclusion of a joint study carried out by economic institutes ‘Prognos’ and ‘IMWF Institut für Management- und Wirtschaftsforschung’ on behalf of ‘F.A.Z-Institut’. At the family-owned company Messer, sustainable and value-based action is the basis for innovation. “Technical expertise, innovation, flexibility and quick decision-making are the key elements of our approach,” owner Stefan Messer emphasizes, adding: “In state-of-the-art competence centres, our experts work together with customers to develop new application technologies for the use of gases.”

The aim of the study, carried out in six steps, was to provide a unique overview of Germany’s leading innovators. Its scope of investigation covered a total of 33,000 companies in Germany. The study was based on data from the European Patent Office (EPO) Worldwide Patent Statistical Database. Over 100 million patents from all the leading industrialized and developing countries, in other words all the economically significant nations on earth, are stored in this database.