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|Type||Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung|
|Headquarters||Bad Soden, Germany|
|Stefan Messer (CEO) and Jürgen Heraeus (Chairman)|
|Products||Industrial gases, fine chemicals|
Number of employees
|10,000 approx (2019)|
The company merged in 1965 with Knapsack Griesheim AG to form the new Messer Griesheim GmbH. After this merger Farbwerke Hoechst held two-thirds of the company shares.
Between 1997 and 2004 the gas and welding-related divisions were bought back by the Messer Family creating the current Messer Group GmbH. The company subsidiaries for Germany, UK and the US were sold to Air Liquide, including a four-year Non-compete clause for the Messer Group. After the expiration of the non-compete clause in 2008 the Messer Group GmbH began selling gases for industrial use in these countries again. Messer Tehnogas AD have production sites in seven cities in Serbia - Belgrade, Novi Sad, Bor, Niš, Pančevo, Smederevo and Kraljevo
In 2019, Messer acquired the right to operate in North America and in South America as a result of the Linde-Praxair merger. Regulator approval required the divestment of these rights. Messer began operating the United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Chile.
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