AIR LIQUIDE - exclusive negotiations with Messer to sell its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Air Liquide enters exclusive negotiations with Messer to sell its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Air Liquide announced on January 28, 2020 it has entered into exclusive negotiations, with Messer, regarding the divestment of its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Air Liquide started operating in Slovakia in 2000 and Czech Republic in 2001. Today, both locations total 53 employees, with office locations in Prague and Trnava. This decision illustrates Air Liquide’s strategy to review regularly its asset portfolio and focus its geographic expansion on key regions in order to increase density and therefore enhance performance.

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About AIR LIQUIDE

Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. The company is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

The company’s customer- centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

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Air Liquide will present its 2019 Annual Results during an analysts' conference call on February 11, 2020 from 10:30 am (Paris time). The event will be hosted by Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO, and the following members of the Executive Committee: Fabienne Lecorvaisier, Michael J. Graff and François Jackow.
Annual results 2019

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Air Liquide oxygen production unit in South Africa
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Air Liquide oxygen production unit in South Africa