Family run industrial gas company Messer has today announced that it doubled its sales in 2019 to approximately €2.8bn, compared to the previous year.

Fiscal year 2019 marked a milestone in Messer’s development through the acquisition of most of the gases business of Linde AG in North America and the individual business activities of Linde and Praxair in South America.

The company today also announced that its EBITDA rose from €366m to €695m, resulting in a current EBITDA margin of 25%.

Since 2019, Messer has aligned its business activities with the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, which are part of the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations.

The actions of Messer’s employees in Europe, Asia and America are based on a total of 34 goals, such as safety, environmental protection and equal rights within the company. 

In the fiscal year 2019, among other things, the lost time injury severity rate fell from 64 to 45.6, and the number of production and filling plants certified according to the international standard for environmental management, ISO 14001, rose from 23 to a total of 57.