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Earth Hour 2018: Messer turned out the lights for the environment

Bad Soden, Germany. - The largest privately owned industrial gases specialist turned off the lights at all its sites in Germany for an hour.

The largest privately owned industrial gases specialist turned off the lights at all its sites in Germany (Bad Soden, Krefeld, Salzgitter and Siegen) for an hour at 20:30 on the 24th of March 2018. With this measure the family run company participated in Earth Hour 2018.

Earth Hour is a global movement for climate and environmental protection. It was started in Australia in 2007. Since then, private premises, public buildings and even landmarks have been switching off their lights for an hour each year. The aim of Earth Hour is to raise public awareness about climate change. 7,000 cities in 184 countries took part in Earth Hour in 2017.

On the 24th of March 2018 Messer turned off the lights for an hour at its sites in Germany – inter alia at its headquarters in Bad Soden. With this measure the family run company participates in Earth Hour 2018.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.