Air Products has announced the completion of its acquisition of UK company CryoService Limited, which will now be known as Air Products CryoEase® Services.

The acquisition follows an initial 25% stake held in CryoService that Air Products purchased in 1998 and a subsequent majority shareholding the company acquired in 2008.

According to an Air Products statement, the move comes as part of its commitment to its integrated industrial gas model.

“CryoService’s commitment to customer service, innovation and technology operations complement Air Products’ business”

Ivo Bols, Air Products

For over a decade both businesses have operated in partnership to supply cryogenic and specialist gases to customer’s in science, leisure and general industry.

“CryoService’s commitment to customer service, innovation and technology operations complement Air Products’ business,” commented Ivo Bols, Air Products’ Vice-President and General Manager, Merchant Gases – Europe.

“This acquisition demonstrates Air Products sustained commitment to our integrated industrial gas model as a means of creating higher growth and profitability.  Complimenting our existing Tonnage, Liquid Bulk and Packaged Gases businesses, the addition of CryoService’s microbulk provides us with an even stronger ability to serve our customers’ needs by offering them a choice of all modes of supply.”

CryoService’s existing base in Worcester has become the Air Products’ UK and Ireland Centre of Excellence in CryoEase® products and services, as the company plans to extend into new geographies.

CryoService supplies an extensive range of cryogenic and specialist gases to a wide range of markets in the science, leisure and industrial sectors and now as the rebranded CryoEase® Services, supplies customers that have a small volume requirement with liquid gases via onsite filling. This offers operational and cost advantages to our customers compared to traditional modes of supply.