Air Liquide

Air Liquide

French multinational company which provides gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

Air Liquide is a multinational company with headquarters in Paris that is a leader in gases, technologies, and services for industry and health. Founded in 1902, the company is now present in 80 countries with a workforce of approximately 67,000 employees serving more than 3.7 million customers and patients. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Through dedicated in-house development and engineering teams, the company differentiates proprietary technologies and rigorous processes for selecting investments and carrying out projects. The Group also operates cogeneration plants to supply customers with steam and electricity.

Large industries Air Liquide works with include:

  • Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Chemical
  • Metal
  • Materials & Energy
  • Automotive
  • Food & Pharmaceutical

Ventilator Production during COVID-19 Pandemic

Air Liquide is working closely with the authorities to increase production of ventilators for respiratory assistance - this equipment is essential to assist the most affected patients. The production will be doubled in March, and could be increase futher to four times normal output by June if required.


Air Liquide signs 20 contracts worth €100 million to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry.



Benoît Potier

Chairman & CEO

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Research and Markets
April 15, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Green Hydrogen Market (Value, Volume) - Analysis By Technology, Application, By Region, By Country (2021 Edition): Market Insights,...
Research and Markets
April 13, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Carbon Dioxide Global Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery" report has been added to...
March 18, 2021
Air Liquide has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, to purchase a total of 25 megawatts of offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands. Following PPA agreements in the United States and Spain, this is the first PPA signed by the Group in the Netherlands. It restates Air Liquide's commitment to lead the way in the energy transition and to lower its carbon footprint, in line with its Climat...
March 2, 2021
Air Liquide increases its presence in Kazakhstan through its 75% owned joint venture Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases (ALMTG). The joint venture will invest up to 86 million euros to acquire hydrogen and nitrogen production units from Atyrau refinery owned by KazMunayGas and to modernize them. In the framework of a new long-term agreement, ALMTG will operate these assets to supply industrial gases to the Atyrau refinery. Up to 200 million Nm3 of hydrogen and up to 50 million Nm3 of nitro...
February 17, 2021
Air Liquide announces the sale of its entities in Greece to SOL Group. This transaction includes Air Liquide Hellas (ALH) and Vitalaire Hellas entities. As part of the divestiture, the existing assets of Air Liquide in Greece have been transferred to SOL. Air Liquide's 104 employees in the country are now SOL employees. The divestment illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to review its asset portfolio regularly and focus its expansion in key industrial regions in order to increase its ge...
February 8, 2021
, , , , • Both companies to initiate a European ecosystem for electrolysis and hydrogen technology , , • Franco-German cooperation supported by French and German Governments , , • Large hydrogen projects identified to lay the ground for industrial scale electrolyzer systems, one of these opportunities is the Air Liquide-H2V Normandy project in France with a capacity of 200MW , , • Joint application for funding of a large project under the European Union's Green Deal and joint participation of...
Air Liquide
January 26, 2021
/PRNewswire/ - Air Liquide has completed the construction of the world's largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer. Supplied with renewable energy,...
December 22, 2020
One of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate six biomethane (BioNGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on its sites. Alongside other investments to increase Air Liquide's production and distribution capacities, this major contract marks a significant acceleration in the Group's development of its biomethane activity in the UK. British retail group ASDA will commission more than 300 new BioNGV (Natural Gas for Vehicles)...
November 19, 2020
Air Liquide has announced the construction of its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS). These two units will be built in Truccazzano (Milan) and Fontanella (Bergamo) in Italy, recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane, a renewable energy source. These investments to support the circular economy are in line with Air Liquide's Climate Objectives, and contribute to the deve...
August 26, 2020
Air Liquide and Shell have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide's network of multi-energy stations in France. This means they will be able to refuel in particular with bio-NGV (biomethane). Thanks to this agreement, heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card crossing France will now have access to Air Liquide's network of multi-energy stations on the French territory, especially those located along the French north-south motorway network, w...
August 3, 2020
In accordance with its announcement on April 7, 2020, Air Liquide has closed the sale of its subsidiary schülke to EQT, a global investment organization. The total value of the transaction, which is subject to an earn-out provision, is between 925 million euros and 1.0 billion euros. This transaction illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to review its business portfolio regularly and to focus on its core gases and healthcare businesses, thereby enhancing Air Liquide's performance. Air Liq...
July 29, 2020
In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa. In this context, Air Liquide would operate the 16 air separation units (ASU) of this site, with an installed capacity of 42,000 tons/day, in addition to the unit it already operates today, and would launch a multi-year plan to modernize these facilities. In addition to the be...
July 28, 2020
Air Liquide signs a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable electricity equivalent to 15% of the Group's current consumption for its activities in Spain. This contract is the first PPA for renewable energy in Europe and illustrates Air Liquide's commitment to lower its carbon footprint, in line with the Group's Climate Objectives to increase purchase of renewable electricity by nearly 70% by 2025 (in comparison with 2015). Thanks to this long-term agreement over 10...
July 8, 2020
Air Liquide has signed a long-term agreement with Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), one of the largest steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, to supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to SDI's new Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel mill in Sinton, Texas. To support the new agreement, Air Liquide plans to invest over 100 million U.S. dollars to install an Air Separation Unit (ASU) on its Gulf Coast pipeline network in Ingleside, Texas, and extend its pipeline network to SDI...
July 1, 2020
Air Liquide announces the installation of the first high-pressure hydrogen refueling station in Europe, with capacity to serve the first fleet of long-haul hydrogen trucks. This investment reflects the Group's strategy to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen energy through large-scale projects, particularly in the heavy vehicle segment. Located at Air Liquide's Fos-sur-Mer site, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region in France, this large capacity hydrogen station engineered by Air L...
April 21, 2020
Air Liquide will invest close to 200 million euros to build production capacities in the Science Parks of Tainan and Hsinchu, respectively located in the South and the North of Taiwan. Under a long-term commitment with a semiconductor market leader, this investment in new production capacity will allow the Group to supply three high volume semiconductor fabrication plants under construction in Tainan Science Park, as well as some of the world's most advanced R&D fabs for logic IC chips in...
March 31, 2020
Faced with the compelling need for more respirators on its national territory, the French government has asked, on March 22, a group of French industrial companies led by Air Liquide to study the possibility of increasing the production of respirators so as to provide 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May. In response, Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric and Valeo have set up a Task Force composed of about 30 purchasing and industrialization e...
February 19, 2020
Air Liquide is continuing to develop sales of its Turbo-Brayton cryogenic equipment, with around 50 units sold over the last two years for a total value of almost 180 million euros. This innovative solution, which was developed for the maritime transport industry and avoids greenhouse gas emissions, is acclaimed by customers and sales are growing strongly. The technology, developed by Air Liquide and based on the Turbo-Brayton principle, reliquefies LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) boil-off...
February 11, 2020
Air Liquide and BASF, a world-leading chemical company, have recently signed three new long-term contracts in the Antwerp basin (Belgium). Air Liquide has been supplying BASF with gas for over 50 years in this major industrial basin, and is currently operating five production plants on site. These new contracts are coherent with a low carbon footprint approach, in line with the Group's Climate objectives. Leveraging on five existing onsite production plants in the Antwerp basin, Air Li...
January 29, 2020
Air Liquide announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations, with Messer, regarding the divestment of its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Air Liquide started operating in Slovakia in 2000 and Czech Republic in 2001. Today, both locations total 53 employees, with office locations in Prague and Trnava. This decision illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to review regularly its asset portfolio and focus its geographic expansion on key regions in order to increase density and...


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