As an international supplier of industrial gases, opportunities basically arise for the Messer Group from the multifarious usages of industrial gases to produce products needed in all fields of life and in all countries of the world. Through investment, we are able to exploit available opportunities to realize the full potential of the business and to maintain/ strengthen our market position. We are also taking advantage of the opportunities arising from internationalization – in particular in the light of positive developments on the emerging economies – by expanding our facilities in these regions. This also enables us to engage in new markets with long-term growth potential. We encourage the identification of new opportunities by embedding employee motivation in the Group’s corporate values and by fostering ideas management.
The main opportunities which could be significant for the net assets, financial and earnings position of the Messer Group are as follows: