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Stefan Messer receives “Focus for Excellence 2010”

09-30-2010 11:05 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Messer Group GmbH

Stefan Messer will be rewarded for his entrepreneurial achievements with the entrepreneurs’ award “Focus for Excellence 2010”.

Stefan Messer will be rewarded for his entrepreneurial achievements with the entrepreneurs’ award “Focus for Excellence 2010”.

Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of industrial gases specialist Messer, will be rewarded for his entrepreneurial achievements with the entrepreneurs’ award “Focus for Excellence 2010”. This award is presented by the entrepreneurs’ association Liberaler Mittelstand Hessen e.V. once each year to entrepreneurs and companies who stand out on account of the traditional values they put into practice and their exemplary entrepreneurship. According to the association this includes “implemented sustainability as the basic understanding in dealing with people, processes and products, an exemplary business policy for developing products and services, or difficult market situations which have been overcome, and hands-on entrepreneurship”.

Of the 25 candidate companies from the federal state of Hesse, the jury – consisting of VIPs from the fields of business, politics and science – considered Stefan Messer the best, among other things because of his targeted investments in the business location Germany, the way he overcame the financial crisis with his resolute cost-savings policy, and the 112-year tradition of the company. “I will accept the award for the entire Messer Group on behalf of all the employees,” says Stefan Messer.

The award will be presented by Dieter Posch, Hesse’s Minister for Economic Affairs, at an evening event of the “Mittelstandstag FrankfurtRheinMain” in Frankfurt am Main on 28 October 2010.

Messer is one of the leading industrial gas companies, and is active in over 30 countries in Europe and Asia, as well as Peru, with over 60 operating companies. Its international activities are managed from Frankfurt am Main, whilst management of core technical functions – logistics, engineering, production and applications engineering – is undertaken from Krefeld. In 2009, about 5,200 employees generated a consolidated turnover of €797 million.
From acetylene to xenon, the Messer Group has one of the most diverse product portfolios on the market – it produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, specialty gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures.
The Messer Group has state-of-the-art research and competence centers in which it develops applied technologies for the use of gases in almost every sector of industry, in food technology and environmental technology, medicine as well as research and science.

Messer Group GmbH
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Diana Buss
Gahlingspfad 31
47803 Krefeld

Phone: +49 (0) 2151 7811-251
Fax: +49 (0) 2151 7811-598
Email: diana.buss@messergroup.com
www.messergroup.com

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