Over 65 Years of Growth
Air Products was established in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, on the strength of a simple but then revolutionary idea: the â€œon-siteâ€ concept of producing and selling industrial gases, primarily oxygen. At the time, most oxygen was sold as a highly compressed gas product in cylinders that weighed five times more than the gas itself. Air Products proposed building oxygen gas generating facilities adjacent to large-volume users, thereby reducing distribution costs. The concept of piping the gas directly from the generator to the point of use proved sound and technically solvable.
Air Products Today
More than 18,900 employees around the world
Operations in more than 40 countries
Annual revenues of over $ 10.1 billion