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Who we are

Ambition, governance, history

Key figures

In a nutshell

  • Air Liquide is present in over 80 countries
  • We have approximately 67,000 employees (following the Airgas acquisition)
  • We now serve over 3 million customers and patients
  • 40% of the Group revenue is linked to protecting life and the environment
In 2016, the Group revenue was of 18,135 million euros while net profit reached 1,844 million euros

Revenue for the Gas & Services activity was of 17,331 million euros broken down by business as follows: 

  • Industrial Marchant: 7,565 million euros
  • Large Industry: 5,037 million euros
  • Healthcare: 3,111 million euros
  • Electronics: 1,618 million euros

The revenue for Gas & Services by geography is:

  • Europe: 38%
  • Americas: 36%
  • Asia-Pacific: 23%
  • Middle East and Africa: 3%

Our businesses

Industry

  • 419 large units worldwide (ASU, SMR, Cogeneration)
  • A pipeline network that spans over 9,000 km
  • 12,000 trucks
  • 21 million cylinders

Engineering

  • 15 engineering centers worldwide

Healthcare

  • 7,500 hospitals and clinics supplied
  • Over 1 billion euros invested in Healthcare acquisitions (past 5 years)

Innovation

  • 282 million euros of expenses dedicated to innovation in 2015
  • 60% of these expenses are related to projects that help to protect life and the environment
  • Around 300 patents registered each year
  • 9 research centers located thoughout the world (Europe, Asia and the United States)
  • 6,200 employees of the Group contribute to innovation
  • The Group invested in 27 start-up through its venture capital arm ALIAD

Shareholders

Share ownership: 67% of institutional investors and 33% individual shareholders, representing 410,000 people
  • Average return on a portfolio of Air Liquide shares over 30 years: +8.2% per year
  • A dividend per share of  €2.60 (proposed during the 2017 AGM)
  • 62% of our shareholders own their shares for over 10 years
  • 28 Shareholder Services advisors to answer any inquiry all year long

Air Liquide is transforming and it shows

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