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About Us

Air Liquide New Zealand provides innovative, responsive and customer focused services to our product range, which improves the performance of our customers while helping protect the environment. Air Liquide New Zealand is a market leader in home healthcare services supplying medical gases and equipment in New Zealand. It's extended homecare network services home oxygen patients across the country. We are absolutely committed to the patient and to delivering both patients and health providers with high-quality products and services.

Air Liquide New Zealand Ltd

Head Office
19 Maurice Road
Penrose Auckland 1061
+64 9 622 3880
+64 9 622 3881

Our History

Air Liquide New Zealand Limited was established in 1983 and the first air separation unit (ASU) with liquid capacity was commissioned in 1998.

In December 1996, negotiations commenced for the purchase of Nitrogen Services Limited (NSL), a small company based in Auckland. NSL’s principal business was the distribution of liquid nitrogen to medical centres and veterinarians. The purchase was finalised in 1997 and the company absorbed into Air Liquide New Zealand Limited, eleven years later in 2008.

In February 2008, with favourable timing and commercial conditions in place, Air Liquide New Zealand purchased ASCOGAS Limited, the company’s first entry into the South Island.

Our Safety & Quality Culture

Safety Policy

We care about our employees, customers and the general public and are committed to providing a safe and injury free workplace.

We shall carry out our activities in a manner which:

  • Complies strictly with all safety legislation and regulations,
  • Involves all personnel in a system of shared responsibility for safe operation,
  • Looks for continuous improvement in the workplace through the application of best safety practices, and
  • Contributes to the permanent improvement of operational efficiency and customer satisfaction through a comprehensive risk management program to protect our people, assets and business viability.

Through these activities we shall achieve our objective of ZERO ACCIDENTS.

Ensuring the safety of our customers means that our gas distribution facilities must take into account safety criteria, the specific requirements of each customer and environmental protection. We inform our customers of the risks associated with the handling and use of industrial gases and recommend precautions to prevent accidents.

We offer our customers training designed especially for their specific gas hazards, and access to SDS sheets for all products.

Quality Policy
We commit ourselves to understand and fulfil our customer's' requirements and expectations. We shall carry out our activities in a manner which:

  • Uses the ISO 9001 Quality Standard to verify the quality and continuous improvement of our policies, procedures, work instructions and management systems, and
  • Ensures that our products and services satisfy the highest standards, through the application of best practices.

We shall achieve our objective to DO THINGS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME.

Environmental Policy

We care for the environment and are committed to protect it.  We shall carry out our activities in a manner which:

  • Complies strictly with all environmental legislation and regulations,
  • Minimises the use of energy and materials, and
  • Looks for continuous improvement through the application of best environmental practices.

Compliance

Air Liquide New Zealand is committed to compliance with applicable certifications and regulatory compliance across multiple aspects of our business.

  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 of our manufacturing, filling and distribution sites.
  • FSSC 22000 certification of:
    • Marsden Point CO2 plant
    • Otahuhu Air Seperation Plant for Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Oxygen
  • Medsafe GMP Compliance of our manufacturing and filling sites.
Our safety performance has improved steadily for more than 20 years.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Air Liquide is fully committed to Corporate Social Responsibility.  

Through the Air Liquide Foundation, the Garden to Table Project was sponsored by Air Liquide New Zealand and supported as the first New Zealand project.

The "Garden To Table"  programme is designed to build children's futures through food education by teaching the life skills of gardening and cooking in a practical and hands-on learning environment so that children can make informed food choices which will impact on health, the environment and the community.