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Airgas was acquired by Air Liquide in 2016 and much of the 2017 sales success can be attributed to the fully completed integration of Airgas into its France-based parent company, explained Benoît Potier, chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.
“In 2017 Air Liquide took a new step in its development and has acquired a new scale with the successful integration of Airgas and the consolidation of Airgas sales for the full year,” said Potier. “This strengthened the group’s positions in terms of geographical presence, especially in the United States, the world’s largest market for industrial gases.”
Looking back on 2017, Potier added that his company “has also strengthened its market positions by developing new product offerings for its customers, by signing new contracts and by continuing its development in promising new markets.”
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