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MesserStory: New plant of Adolf Messer & Co. GmbH

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

1926 Adolf Messer & Co. GmbH opened a new plant in Hanauer Landstraße in Frankfurt am Main.

In the same year, Messer launches the recoilless high-performance exchangeable torch for welding and cutting. The new technology prevents the flame from striking back into the burner due to insufficient fuel gas outflow speed (gas shortage). If the fuel gas burns outside the nozzle faster than it is supplied, the flame migrates into the burner or even into the hose. The rebound can be recognised by a loud bang and can lead to serious damage. The interchangeable torch is a big step forward because it allows the torch tips to be changed without having to remove the hoses. The use of different torch tips allows the processing of different metal thicknesses and types with only one handle.


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.