Bad Soden, Germany,

Messer acquires majority stake in Hans Müller Medizintechnik and is thereby expanding its home care activities

Messer, the largest family-run specialist for industrial, medical and specialty gases worldwide, signed an agreement on a majority stake in Hans Müller HMP Medizintechnik GmbH. The conclusion of the transaction is still subject to regulatory approval by antitrust authorities.

With this merger of two family-run companies, Messer is expanding its home care business and will also immediately begin servicing the German market. “With their regional structure, the activities of Hans Müller complement our business,” explains Adolf Walth, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe of Messer Group GmbH. Up until now, Messer was operating in the home care sector in Austria, Belgium, France, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. “We believe it’s important to continue applying the patient-oriented entrepreneurial approach of Hans Müller Medizintechnik,” adds Nik De Corte, CEO of Messer Medical Home Care Holding GmbH.

Hans Müller, whose goal is a future-oriented continuation of his company at the existing locations, also sees major advantages in the implementation of the transaction for both sides: “This merger has enabled us to set a strategic course for a successful future. I’m convinced that Messer – not least because of its character as a family-run company – is the ideal partner for the continuation and further development of Hans Müller Medizintechnik.”

Hans Müller Medizintechnik GmbH employs some 165 people and as part of Messer Medical Home Care Holding GmbH, it will continue to operate under its own name and the direction of Managing Director Hans Müller.