air liquide | world leader in industrial and medical gases
The AIR LIQUIDE Group began operating in Spain in 1909, the year in which the Spanish Oxygen Company (Sociedad Española del Oxígeno, S.E.O.) was created in order to supply clients with industrial and medical gases.
Since then, the company has established a relationship of trust and collaboration with the industry nationwide, which has enabled it to achieve its current position. In January 1996, and in accordance with the international strategy, S.E.O. was restructured and became AIR LIQUIDE Medicinal (in order to respond to the specific needs of the healthcare sector), AIR LIQUIDE ESPAÑA (gases and services) and AIR LIQUIDE Welding (welding equipment and materials), with a focus on the industrial sector. The company now has 900 employees, a head office in Madrid, 14 regional offices within Spain and 35 work centres. It is the worldwide leader in its sector.