Messer publishes 44 years of economic history


Family-owned industrial gas specialist Messer has now posted its complete Company Reports
for the past 44 years on its website, offering readers an insight into the strategic operations of the company in recent history.

The results are published complete with individual perspectives – for each year, historian and author Jörg Leszenski has written informative German sketches of the industrial setting, providing a unique and independent view of the company’s history.

Since 2004, Messer has been owner-managed, with Stefan Messer as Chairman of the Board. From 1965 to 2001, Messer (at that time a subsidiary of Hoechst AG) operated under the name Messer Griesheim.

It is only against the background of the overall economic conditions that the special features of Messer’s history become clear. The texts, read in parallel with one another, offer intriguing insights into the strategies adopted by the company to take advantage of its market opportunities at those moment.

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