Air Products started its activity in France in 1979 with the acquisition of a helium and industrial gas site as well as an air gas production plant bought from Shell.
Air Products SAS was created in 1990 from the merger of the companies Prodair and L'Oxygène Liquid, already 100% owned by the Group. It is today the 3rd French producer of air gases with more than 15% of national production.
It employs over 300 people and has:
- 3 air gas production plants *: L'Isle d'Abeau, Beauvais and Strasbourg,
- 6 industrial gas conditioning centers, including 1 totally dedicated to medical gases,
- 3 distribution centers, one of which is a European helium distribution and specialized container maintenance center
- a network of 360 depositaries
The main activity sectors served in France are: the food industry, the automobile industry, chemicals, petrochemicals and refineries, laboratory gases; the hospital and pharmaceutical sectors, the production and working of metals and glass…