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Messer priced with 15 safety awards

Monza, Italy. - Industrial gases specialist Messer has received 15 safety awards for exemplary safety at work from the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA).

The top award went to Messer in Slovakia for 25 years of accident-free operations. In 2013, owner and CEO Stefan Messer, together with Chief Financial Officer Hans-Gerd Wienands, first initiated an internal campaign aimed at improving safety at work, in conjunction with an annual worldwide day of action. The “Safety Day” and other measures, including safety inspections, tailor-made training programmes, risk analyses and reciprocal safety audits carried out by the various sites, are supported by an employee campaign in over 30 languages.

In addition, Messer confers a safety award of its own once a year. The requirements  to apply for the award are zero accidents in the last two years, zero fatal accidents in the last five years, zero accidents when transporting gases as well as zero accidents with an environmental impact. Last year, Messer’s Spanish company received the internal award.

Marco Annoni, Chairman and Managing Director of SOL in Monza, Italy, handed Adolf Walth, member of the Management Board of Messer Group, 15 safety awards of the European Industrial Gases Association for exemplary occupational safety.


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.