Air Liquide

As part of the Air Liquide Group, the world’s leading producer and supplier of industrial gases, medical gases and related services, Air Liquide UK Limited has the capacity to apply its Group resources and expertise to local market needs. Air Liquide UK offers a single source for expertise in a vast range of technologies and applications geared to providing solutions that help to ensure our customers are successful in their markets.

Air Liquide’s origin dates to 1902 when it was founded by Georges Claude and since that date the Group has grown to a global presence (130 subsidiaries in countries). During the last thirty years the Group has achieved solid and sustained growth. The business has developed a network of technology centres across the world to continue innovation and develop new value added solutions for customers.

Air Liquide acquired the UK business in May 2004 from the Messer Group. For 12 years or so, the company had been part of this group during which it had transformed being a supplier of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Dry Ice to a wide portfolio, including industrial and specialty gas supply. The origins of the business in the UK go back to when it was part of the Distillers group, focused on CO2 recovery and production from whisky manufacturing.

The business now combines its historic strengths including reliable supply, service engineering and process expertise with the complete offers available through the Air Liquide Group. Air Liquide UK’s position in the market has continued to develop with the acquisitions in 2007 of Linde Gas UK and Scott Specialty Gases giving increased strengths in hydrogen production, bulk helium, industrial cylinder supply and specialty gas capability.

In July 2012 Air Liquide UK acquired Energas and Eng Weld in order to further complement its UK operations in the supply of industrial and food grade compressed packaged gases. Our comprehensive range of products available through an extensive nationwide network includes:

  • Bulk gases – Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, Helium, Hydrogen and Methane
  • Comprehensive range of industrial cylinder gases
  • Specialty gases and mixtures
  • ALPHAGAZ range of gases and equipment for laboratories
  • Full range of welding and maintenance gases and equipment
  • Gases equipment and installations
  • Leisure gases for balloons and drinks dispense
  • Diving gases from commercial to recreational
  • On-site generation plant
  • Medical gases
  • Homecare products and services including Home Oxygen Service

Air Liquide UK Limited can supply a wide range of equipment and services for the storage, distribution and control of gases. These can be purchased from stock on the same credit account. Air Liquide UK Limited has experts in many fields employed in the UK, and can draw upon further expertise from the Air Liquide Group worldwide to ensure the latest research and technologies are available for customers.

Your Key Contacts

John Pritchard – Mobile Telephone Number: 07970 234332

You can also contact Air Liquide UK Ltd by e-mail: or telephone: 0845 757 3143

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