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Air Liquide in Mainland China About Us

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Our story

Entering China in 1916 and supplying air separation units to the local market since the 1970s, Air Liquide today operates nearly 90 plants in over 40 cities. After many years of steady growth, we now employ more than 4,000 personnel nationwide. Our main businesses include: industrial and medical gas operations, home health service, Engineering & Construction, as well as innovation activities by Global Markets & Technologies and Innovation Campus Shanghai. With a strong presence in China's key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide is now further expanding into the nation's center, south and west regions.

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. Relying on the Group's long-term strategy and resources worldwide, we strive to create new markets and new business opportunities with a focus on the energy, environment, high technology, and healthcare sectors. With dedicated support from our professional teams, Air Liquide China provides reliable services and value-added solutions to our customers while fulfilling our 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 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients.

€20,485 M

2020 Group revenue



3.8+ 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 be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability - with a strong commitment to climate change and energy transition at the heart of its strategy. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable, regular and responsible 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 more than 20 billion euros in 2020. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.


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 Innovation Campus Shanghai launched in 2016 is with experienced researchers and experts as well as advanced equipment. The Innovation Campus Shanghai enables Air Liquide to enhance innovative R&D work in Mainland China and foster its collaborations with local renowned universities and public institutes in Mainland 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 Innovation Campus Shanghai



  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd wins "Best Brand Image" award for fourth consecutive year at 8th China Finance Summit


  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd wins "Best Brand Image" award for third consecutive year at 7th China Finance Summit
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd is presented with the "Responsible Brand" award for the third time at the 7th China Charity Festival
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd 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


  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd again wins "Responsible Brand" award at the 6th China Charity Festival
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd named "Outstanding Service Provider to China Chemical Parks" at the 2017 China Chemical Industry Park and Industrial Development Forum
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd wins "Best Brand Image" award again at the 6th China Finance Summit
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd 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) Holding Co., Ltd green electricity consumption project is selected to the "2017 Excellent CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Practices of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China"
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd receives the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Communications Award from PR Newswire
  • Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd Receives "100 Employer Excellence of China" and "Best Industrial Employer for University Students in China" Awards
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