A forum supported by the Messer Group presents investment opportunities in the Chinese city of Foshan.

An investment forum held in the Höchst industrial park on 8 September gave entrepreneurs the chance to meet with representatives from the city of Foshan and German businesses to find out more about opportunities for investment and collaboration in the city.

A number of presentations shed light on the advantages presented by this city and its infrastructure, personnel development and administration, and also included a market analysis of foreign investors.

Both Messer Group and Osram GmbH supported this event and described the experiences they have had in operating in Foshan.

Messer Group invests 170 million euros in production units

In the past year, the Frankfurt-based Messer Group has invested ten million euros in an air separation unit in Foshan.

The group’s CEO, Stefan Messer, said: “The government of Foshan provided considerable support in our collaboration with local companies. We plan to erect a second production unit for oxygen, nitrogen and argon in the Foshan industrial park.”

Messer Group is also considered a pioneer in investments throughout central China, including the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan. In the past ten years, the industrial gas specialist has invested 170 million euros in China, primarily in large-scale production units.