In 80 countries, Air Liquide supplies its customers in extremely diverse industries such as steel industry, food and beverage, electronics or pharmaceuticals. In order to match the needs of all of these clients, the Group is organized in different World Business Lines.
The Healthcare businessBetter living through better breathing
The Healthcare World Business Line (WBL) provides medical products and services to more than 7,500 hospitals and more than 1,000,000 patients assisted at home. This activity contributes to the improvement of patients' quality of life, all around the world.
Industrial MerchantGases for every application
Managing safety, optimizing production processes and enhancing the quality of products are just some major challenges faced by manufacturers all around the world. The Group’s Industrial Merchant World Business Line (WBL) supports these businesses by providing them with the gases that are indispensable for their operations.
Large IndustriesTaking the long view
Air Liquide’s Large Industries World Business Line (WBL) provides gases to customers in the refining, chemicals, energy and metallurgical industries. These gases are vital to the production processes of customers in such industries. The Group’s gas and energy solutions enable businesses to reconcile optimal productivity with respect for the environment. Here, we take a close look at a sector in which Air Liquide is the undisputed world leader.
ElectronicsA digital inside look
The Group’s Electronics World Business Line (WBL) offers a large range of high added-value products and services used in the manufacture of the state-of-the-art technologies that we see all around us: flat screen displays, computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, mp3 players, etc. The Group also offers its electronics expertise to the booming photovoltaic industry.
Global E&C SolutionsLarge scale projects
The Engineering and Construction Division (Global E&C Solutions) constructs the Group’s production units – mainly air separation units (ASUs) and hydrogen production units – and provides plants for third party clients.
Other businesses include Technologies of the Future, Welding-Cutting (equipment, consumables and services for welding and metal cutting), Specialty Chemicals (compounds used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries) and Diving.