Germany, a bustling hub
Germany is one of the five most important countries for Air Liquide in terms of total sales.
The Group has been present in Germany since 1962 and chose Frankfurt as one of its international hubs. The Frankfurt hub houses Engineering, the Large Industries World Business Line and it is also the headquarters for the Europe Industries’ teams.
A KEY PLAYER IN INDUSTRY AND HEALTHCARE
Air Liquide has become a key player in German industry and has built a 600-km pipeline in the Rhine-Ruhr basin. The Group currently supplies clients from a number of industries, such as the aircraft, automotive, food and beverage, chemical, electronic, and energy sectors. Via its subsidiary VitalAire, Air Liquide is a major player in home respiratory healthcare in Germany and also in the area of infusion therapy. The Group supplies many hospitals with medical gases. Lastly, its dedicated hygiene brand Schülke, based in Hamburg, makes Air Liquide a European leader in hygiene.
COMMITED TO HYDROGEN ENERGY
Dedicated to developing clean transportation solutions using alternative gas fuels, Air Liquide is very active in the deployment of hydrogen energy projects in Germany. The Group takes part in the H2 MOBILITY initiative, intending to build up 400 hydrogen charging stations that cover the whole German territory by 2023. Air Liquide opened its first hydrogen station to the general public in Düsseldorf in 2012, for use with private cars. By the end of 2016, a total of 10 Air Liquide hydrogen stations will be in operation.
“Our presence in Germany helps us advance our pioneering projects such as hydrogen energy for automobiles and connected health.”
Thomas Pfuetzenreuter, General Manager Air Liquide Deutschland
Listen to the interview with Thomas Pfuetzenreuter, General Manager Air Liquide Deutschland