Major German industrial gas producer Westfalen AG has been celebrating recently after achieving a milestone in operational safety.
A total of five sites run by the industrial gas company from Munster have received an award for safe operation with an overall total of 2.625 million work hours without loss by accident recorded.
In Münster-Gremmendorf, where the company produces acetylene and refrigerants that are liquefied and packaged in bottles, among other things, there were half a million work hours recorded without any accidental failures.
Gerhard Schlueter, Technical Director of Westfalen AG, enthused in a statement, “For nearly 10 years, we are here without a work accident.”
“A lot of forklift operations, millions of processed gas cylinders – for these to remain accident-free, this is a great achievement of all the employees involved. This is also very important as a company.”
In addition to the Münster-Gremmendorf operation, there were also the locations in Hörstel and Worms where each recorded half a million working hours without accidental failures.
With its new ASU in Le Creusot, France under construction and more new projects on the agenda, Westfalen AG is focused on a new wave of growth in Europe, as Technical Director Gerhard Schlüter tells Rob Cockerill.
Month on month, the gasworld website is the market-leading news portal for the global industrial gas sector, growing at an unprecedented rate and keeping its readers at the forefront of breaking news, insightful analysis and must-see features across the industry. Launched in 2004 and continually evolving, it is the only independent online news, views and intelligence portal for the global industrial gas community and the larger end-user markets – and home to the ever-increasing range of gasworld platforms.
To find out more about gasworld's advertising opportunities click here.