Air Products has extended its long-term commitment to the Chinese market through a new agreement.
The industrial gas giant has signed an agreement with the local government of Zhangjiang Administrative Bureau of Shanghai FTZ, which is home to Air Products’ China headquarters.
Air Products was awarded Top Ten Best Practices of China Headquarters in Pudong, Shanghai in 2018 from the local government in recognition of its high growth and innovation.
The company has been continually building its capabilities, including further expansion of its state-of-art Asia Technology Center to accelerate innovation to support China and Asia markets through its advanced application technologies.
Amid the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a signing ceremony was held today and adopted an innovative approach to conduct signings via online and offline channels at different locations to protect the safety and health of attending representatives from the governments, companies and media.
21 foreign investment projects—including smart manufacturing, supply chain management, medical supplies and equipment—funded by industry-leading players from the US, Singapore, United Kingdom, Japan and Switzerland, among others were signed.
“We are confident of China’s effort to fight against the virus and create sustainable economic growth,” said Saw Choon Seong, China President of Air Products.
“China is strategically important to Air Products, and we have been serving this market for 33 years.”
“With a focus on energy, environmental and emerging markets, we will continue to broaden and deepen investments in our base and new businesses, including merchant gas, large-scale air separation, coal gasification, hydrogen energy, and sustainable gas application solutions.”
“We will also leverage our integrated gas supply and cost-effective solutions to support customers’ needs in this challenging time.”