Air Liquide sells UAE and Bahrain Industrial Merchant business to Air Products


Air Liquide has sold its Industrial Merchant business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to Air Products.

The industrial gas giant today (12th April) confirmed the transaction, stating that it includes Air Liquide Emirates for Industrial Gases LLC (ALEMIR), including liquid bulk, packaged gases and specialty gases, as well as its share in the Middle East Carbon Dioxide W.L.L (MECD), which owns and operates a liquid CO2 production facility in Bahrain.

Divestment of Air Liquide’s Industrial Merchant business in the UAE and Bahrain is part of the group’s strategy to regularly review its asset portfolio and focus on selected fast developing areas and activities.

Hamid Sabzikari, Vice-President and General Manager of Air Products Industrial Gases for the Middle East, Egypt and Turkey, said, ”The acquisition builds on many years of good experience working in and serving customers in the Middle East and supports our growth strategy for the region.”

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