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Top ranking for Messer as Familiy-owned Company

Bad Soden, Germany. - The industrial gases specialist Messer has been honoured with the “Top 500 Family-Owned Companies” award.

This is given out by Stiftung Familienunternehmen (Foundation for Family Businesses). This award is based on a ten-year study examining the economic importance of family-owned companies.

Since 2006, Messer has increased its sales by 85 per cent to 1.166 billion euros. “Our company’s financial figures over recent years show that while we are not growing rapidly, we are doing so steadily. We aim for long-term effects. We owe our growth to our employees. They are the most important factor for our commercial success,” emphasises Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group.

In the same period, the number of Messer’s employees has increased worldwide from 4,247 to 5,354. This development confirms the result of the study, according to which the number of employees in family-owned companies has grown by 27 per cent on average.

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Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.