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Air Liquide in China About Us

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Entering China in 1916, Air Liquide operates nearly 90 plants in over 40 cities with approximately 3,700 employees nationwide today. Its main business includes industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction via its dedicated division, as well as innovation activities by advanced Business & Technologies and Shanghai Research & Technology Center. With a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide is further expanding into the center, south and west of China.

Air Liquide pursues profitable and sustainable growth over the long term through delivering excellent performance and acting responsibly, while maintaining a leading position in China. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization to meet today's challenges and to create new markets and opportunities with a focus on the energy, environment, high technology, and healthcare sectors. With dedicated support from its professional teams, Air Liquide China is committed to providing reliable services and value-added solutions to its customers while fulfilling its role as a responsible corporate citizen.

Air Liquide worldwide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3,5 million customers and patients.

€20,349 M

2017 Group revenue

80

countries

3.5+ million

customers and patients

65,000

employees

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to € 20.3 billion in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, Euro STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Creative Oxygen, our signature

Creative Oxygen is the signature we use in every country in which we are present. The word creative conveys the permanent capacity for invention on the part of Air Liquide’s employees, while the word oxygen is a reminder of Air Liquide’s history. Oxygen is the source of the Group’s development and is a vital resource for industry and health. More than just a molecule, oxygen is a source of inspiration for our employees, who are working to create new applications, for existing markets and those of tomorrow.

Innovation

Innovation is part of Air Liquide's open ecosystem. Its Innovation and Development teams combine scientific and technological expertise with an entrepreneurial spirit. With a portfolio of more than 11,000 patents, Air Liquide files more than 300 new inventions each year and develops. In partnership with external ecosystems, the teams design and deploy new offerings to improve the customer and patient experience.

The Shanghai Innovation Campus (SIC) launched in 2016 is with experienced researchers and experts as well as advanced equipment. SIC enables Air Liquide to enhance innovative R&D work in China and foster its collaborations with local renowned universities and public institutes in China. It helps Chinese customers and consumers benefit from Air Liquide's innovative solutions and global innovation network to tackle environmental and societal challenges.

Air Liquide Shanghai Research and Technology Center (SRTC)

Awards

2018

  • Air Liquide China wins “Best Brand Image” award for third consecutive year at 7th China Finance Summit
  • Air Liquide China is presented with the “Responsible Brand” award for the third time at the 7th China Charity Festival
  • Air Liquide China is named “Model Corporate Citizen” of 2017 at the annual award ceremony organized by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation and China Chemical Industry News

2017

  • Air Liquide China again wins “Responsible Brand” award at the 6th China Charity Festival
  • Air Liquide China named“Outstanding Service Provider to China Chemical Parks”at the 2017 China Chemical Industry Park and Industrial Development Forum
  • Air Liquide China wins “Best Brand Image” award again at the 6th China Finance Summit
  • Air Liquide China is granted Sustainability Influencer Award 2017 and Sustainability Best Practice Award 2017 for its Nexelia water treatment solution at the “Heading Toward 2040: Corporate Innovation and Urban Sustainability Summit”
  • Air Liquide China’s green electricity consumption project is selected to the “2017 Excellent CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Practices of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China” 
  • Air Liquide China receives the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Communications Award from PR Newswire
  • Air Liquide China Receives “100 Employer Excellence of China" and "Best Industrial Employer for University Students in China" Awards
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