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Who we are

Ambition, governance, history

Key figures

In a nutshell

  • Air Liquide is present in 80 countries
  • We have approximately 67,000 employees
  • 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

Revenue for Gas & Services by geography:

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

Our businesses

Industry

  • 433 plants worldwide (ASU, SMR, Cogeneration)
  • A pipeline network that spans over 9,000 km
  • 12,000 trucks
  • 24 million cylinders

Engineering

  • 15 engineering centers worldwide

Healthcare

  • 15,000 hospitals and clinics supplied
  • 1,400,000 million patients
  • 1st player in home healthcare in Europe

Innovation

  • 288 million euros of expenses dedicated to innovation in 2016
  • 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)
  • 28 Shareholder Services advisors to answer any inquiry all year long

Figures as of December 31, 2016 

Air Liquide is transforming and it shows

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