Strong sales partners
Choosing the right sales partners is crucial to success in the cylinder gases sector. Messer in Slovakia recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary of a strong partnership with Zvartep in Banská Bystrica. To mark this occasion, a celebration was held on 13 March in the historic centre of the old mining town, in which the managing directors of both companies and numerous important trading partners took part. Dušan Šimo and Michal Pal‘a, the managing directors of Zvartep and Messer in Slovakia, praised the spirit of cooperation between the two companies in their speeches. But young partnerships are enjoying success as well: in Germany, the new headquarters of Carl Lixfeld Schweißtechnik was officially opened in Kreuztal on 9 May. Lixfeld has been operating a Messer gases centre at its site in Kempen in the Lower Rhine region for a year now. Starting in August, the company will also run the sales operations in the Siegen region from its Kreuztal base. As a highly specialised welding company, Lixfeld helps Messer with customer acquisition and also provides specialist customer consulting.