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MesserStory: First air separation plant

Bad Soden, Germany. - In the anniversary year 2018 we will tell the exciting story of the Messer family business.

Adolf Messer goes his own way. Air separation plants become the second pillar of his company in addition to the oxyfuel technology. They extract oxygen from the ambient air, which is needed for oxyfuel welding as well as for other applications. Instead of producing and selling oxygen like the competition, he sells air separation plants so that his customers can produce oxygen themselves.

Adolf Messer builds his first air separation plant on site at the company Rodrigo de Rodrigo in Madrid. In 1910 he personally takes it into operation.


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.