MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Consolidation of Southwestern Ontario operations
Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, officially inaugurated its new center of operations today at 1139 Industrial Road in Cambridge, Ontario. The new facility, which includes a filling plant, a distribution center and an administrative office, represents a two-million-dollar investment in the region and will more effectively serve the Southwestern Ontario market in industrial gases and welding products.
With close to 50,000 square feet, the Cambridge facility combines both a large distribution center and a filling plant supplying industrial customers with compressed and liquid gases. The filling plant also includes Air Liquide's proprietary, state-of-the-art gas mixing system. Additionally, the distribution center will carry thousands of welding products, including Air Liquide's exclusive BLUESHIELDTM welding products. The facility will supply Air Liquide's stores across Canada.
Albert Atkins, General Manager, Ontario Region at Air Liquide Canada commented: "The opening of our new Cambridge facility follows a number of acquisitions made over the last five years in Southwestern Ontario by Air Liquide Canada to meet the rising need for industrial gases and welding products for the growing customer base in the region. This new facility will position Air Liquide for continued growth as a leading industrial gas provider in Canada".
About Air Liquide Canada
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company's development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.
Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally, and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.
The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term.
Air Liquide's revenues amounted to € 15.2 billion in 2013, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.
Image with caption: "New Air Liquide Canada's facility in Cambridge (Ontario) (CNW Group/Air Liquide Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141029_C1120_PHOTO_EN_7213.jpg
SOURCE: Air Liquide Canada
For further information: Communications - Air Liquide Canada, David Asselin, [email protected], +1 514 846-7735 / +1 514 260-4548; Émilie Verret, +1 514 846-6176 / +1 514 912-7668, [email protected], www.airliquide.ca