The industrial gases business: Looking backwards to define the future


In celebration of gasworld’s 20th anniversary, John Raquet, founder and former Chairman of gasworld, and gasworld’s Senior Financial Consultant Richard Smith reflect on how our industry has changed since the turn of the millennium and not only improved performance over the past 20 years, but has become central to the drive for clean energy and the environment – a trend that potentially defines its future focus.

Strategic change and growth

Back in 2000, our industry was rather opaque, somewhat misunderstood and where known, supplied gases to a multitude of industries such as steel, petrochemicals, food and hospitals. Some even defined our business as ‘the invisible industry’.

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