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Air Liquide Japan launches “GAS-ICHI” e-commerce platform for Japan’s industrial gas business

Air Liquide Japan introduces the country’s first e-commerce site dedicated to calibration gas products. called “GAS-ICHI”, and recently started its operation.

Calibration gases, or standard gases, are widely used for calibrating gas-analyzing equipment at the laboratories of private companies, official entities, and educational institutions. This process requires a diverse range of products, resulting in a relatively long lead time to respond to customer inquiries.

With this problem in mind, “GAS-ICHI” was developed by Air Liquide Japan’s 100% affiliate Air Liquide Kogyo Gas to provide users with a faster and more efficient   digital Interface. Customers can browse the GAS-ICHI catalogue, obtain quotations and purchase any one of the 2000+ mixes available around the clock. Users can refer to their past purchasing record to repurchase easily, and also can make inquiries online regarding gas mixtures not  available in the catalogue.

In Japan, customers seeking calibration gases must use JCSS (Japan Calibration Service System) “standard gases” manufactured by suppliers which have passed the JCSS accreditation process, if the results of such measurements as vehicle emissions, air pollution contaminant level are used for trade or verification purposes.

After obtaining JCSS accreditation, Air Liquide Japan Group, began production and sales of JCSS Standard Gas products in January 2016. The company was also registered as an International MRA Supplier in December 2017, enabling it to issue international certificates. Products meeting those standards are now also available in “GAS-ICHI”.


Shiro Yahara, President and CEO of Air Liquide Japan, commented: “Amid growing awareness of environmental protection and health, we are pleased to support researchers by offering improved  convenience and efficiency via GAS-ICHI. Our ambition is to herald the industrial gas business in Japan by improving customer experience via digitization and innovation.”


Air Liquide in Japan

Established in 1907, Air Liquide in Japan today serves around 35,000 customers and patients across the country, thanks to its 2,000 employees. Very present in Electronics, the Group recently extended its Healthcare activity. Regarding Innovation, Air Liquide operates a Research & Technology Center in Tsukuba (near Tokyo) and an Engineering Center in Kobe. Japan serves as a technology & research base for Air Liquide in Asia Pacific and beyond.



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The 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. 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 euros 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.



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