Air Liquide has announced it has secured a deal to acquire UK-based Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd (StG) – further enhancing the company’s calibration gas mixtures and equipment offering.

StG, founded in 1996, manufactures gases and related equipment for a variety of uses, including: gas detection and safety, laboratory and analytical, environmental monitoring, process systems monitoring, gas quality monitoring, and breath test analysis. The company owns and operates two manufacturing facilities in the UK and serves customers worldwide through distribution operations based in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, Dubai and Shanghai.

Air Liquide, with its US-based subsidiary, Calgaz, is the recognized global leader in calibration gas mixtures and equipment. The acquisition of StG enables Air Liquide to strengthen its position in the global calibration and specialty gases market, boosting its production and distribution capabilities worldwide.

Michael Stoddard, President of Calgaz, commented, “This acquisition is an excellent business opportunity and provides a number of benefits for all our customers – expanded product offerings, increased manufacturing capacity to support your growing needs, and an even greater level of supply flexibility and reliability.  The combination of our two companies further supports Air Liquide’s broader focus on innovation. I am pleased to welcome the StG team to Air Liquide. I look forward to working together to develop safe, high quality and cost-effective solutions for our customers.”

Former Chief Executive of StG Chris Street will serve in a leadership role within Calgaz as Vice President of Sales.

“We are excited to join the Air Liquide family. The synergies created by combining our two companies will allow us to serve our customers through a broad and varied business portfolio.” Street said. “The StG team and I look forward to building upon the success of our companies while forging a new relationship that will benefit our customers long term.”