Did you know that the froth on the beer is formed from carbon dioxide bubbles? I didn’t! And did you know that many gases are used in food packaging to protect the contents from moisture? Most of us didn’t know this.
Similarly, there are many known and unknown areas in which gases are widely and indispensably used. A range of industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, environmental protection, medicine, biotechnology, nuclear power, electronics, and even aerospace use various types of these gases. Companies that produce, manufacture, or supply industrial gases and supply equipment and technology to generate together form the Industrial Gas Industry. As of 2020, the global market size of the industrial gases industry is about 88 billion USD and one of the leading manufacturers & suppliers with 100+ years of professional experience in this industry is Messer Group GmbH.
Recently, the Full-Time MBA Class visited the Messer Group office in Bad Soden along with our student advisor Silvia Carpanè, MBA Program Manager Stephanie Kutschmann, and Professor Horst Löchel. We were all warmly received at the Messer Office and Mr Helmut Kaschenz, a Member of the Management Board kicked off the day with a detailed talk on how Messer came to be (a few points briefly listed below).
Some important excerpts from the Messer business timeline:
After the talk, we were taken on an office tour that included an iconic product wall, an employee tree, history and timeline walls of Messer’s business, and some cool plant equipment. It was an informative and educational experience to know about the industry and how Messer – a family business – grew to be one of the leading manufacturers.
Messer’s team who oversaw the tour was extremely friendly and encouraged our curiosity, which was a clear reflection of Messer’s overall organizational culture. We concluded that interesting day with lunch (Grüne Soße and Schnitzel were there of course!) and a networking session with the Messer team. It was our pleasure to spend the day at the Bad Soden Office and our many thanks to Messer Group and Frankfurt School for making that possible!