Air Liquide first half results: Sustained sales growth combined with step-up in operating margin


The signing of several long-term contracts, inauguration of its Tokyo Innovation Campus and investments in carbon-free hydrogen production are three of the highlights from Air Liquide’s first half of 2019.

The French industrial gas giant today released its first half of 2019 results, which showed Air Liquide sustained sales growth as well as improving its operating margin significantly.

Commenting on the results, Chairman and CEO Benoît Potier said, “The group’s operating margin improved significantly, increasing by +70 bps. “

“This good performance results from a combination of three kinds of actions: a pricing policy reflective of higher costs, dynamic portfolio management, and a substantial reinforcement of efficiency programs.”

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