Air Liquide Australia Limited (ALA) has purchased Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers division’s 40% interest in the Western Australian-based industrial gas producer and supplier, Air Liquide Western Australia (ALWA).

Air Liquide Australia now owns 100% of ALWA. ALWA was formed in 1965 as a joint venture between Air Liquide Australia and Wesfarmers to service the Western Australian market with industrial and medical gases, gas equipment and welding products. The business owns and operates an Air Separation Unit in Kwinana, which produces oxygen, nitrogen and high purity argon for the Western Australian and Northern Territory markets.

MacPherson Redfern, Managing Director, Air Liquide Australia Limited declared, “We are pleased to have taken over the full ownership of ALWA. This will support driving the performance of the business through greater integration into the systems and structures of the Air Liquide group.”

Air Liquide in Australia

Air Liquide entered Australia in 1957. Today Air Liquide employs around 750 people servicing a range of industries including healthcare, automotive, food & beverages, chemicals, energy, metallurgy, mining, and metal fabrication.