The Messer Group has proudly announced that it was presented with not one, but three awards for accident-free work at this year’s European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) conference in Düsseldorf.

The industrial gas specialist’s Czech and Bosnian subsidiaries each received a silver EIGA award for ten years of accident-free work at their gas cylinder filling plants. The Latvian Messer subsidiary, Elme Messer Riga, also received a silver award for 500,000 accident-free work hours.

Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group, was appointed EIGA President on 1st November 2007. The European Industrial Gases Association is based in Brussels and from this location, it represents the vast majority of European companies that produce and distribute industrial, medical and food gases. The member companies closely co-operate in trying to achieve the highest possible standards in terms of safety and environmental protection during the production, transportation and application of gases.