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Air Liquide in Japan

Air Liquide Japan has been in operation since 1907. Since then, we have supported industrial and medical development of Japan by leveraging our worldwide technology development and information network to provide total solutions. We contribute to our customers, and to society at large, by providing our cutting edge, best of class solutions featuring our innovative, industry-leading technology.

About Us

Physicist Georges Claude succeeded in liquid air production and founded Air Liquide in France in 1902. Five years later in 1907, Air Liquide installed an oxygen generator at Sakurajima in Osaka, the advent of the industrial gas history in Japan. Air Liquide has ever since kept its presence of supporting the rise of the Japanese industry with industrial gas products – such as oxygen – relevant equipment and technology. About 2,000 employees are working today at Air Liquide, engaged in the service offered to 15,000 customers nationwide in various sectors, including steel, chemical, metal processing, food, electronics and healthcare.

Air Liquide Group

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 75 countries with approximately 66,400 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients.

 

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability - with a strong commitment to climate change and energy transition at the heart of its strategy. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable, regular and responsible growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to more than 20 billion euros in 2020. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Our Business

Industry

Grasping the customer needs precisely and promptly, Air Liquide Japan offers various types of gas to wide-ranging industries, such as automotive, food, pharmaceutical, material, energy and cutting-edge technology & research. With our products supported by diverse domains of innovation and technology, we assist our customers in their betterment of production efficiency and product quality etc.

Focusing on Industrial Cylinder and hargoods gas business, Air Liquide Kogyo Gas aims at growing its business and improving its efficiency through a nationwide market coverage and dedicated organization. 

Air Liquide Industrial Gases, which specializes in the industrial cylinder gas and welding equipment business, uses its worldwide information network and cutting-edge technology to propose new innovations to its customers.

Healthcare

Air Liquide Group supports more than 15,000 medical institutions and 1,4 million homecare patients around the world. We supply the medical gas such as oxygen and nitrogen stably and provide facility equipment such as medical gas supply facilities, artificial air supply facilities to the hospitals and medical facilities.

Also in the home medical care field, VitalAire Japan offers a variety of services of respiratory medical care for HOT and CPAP.

Air Liquide Japan delivers innovative medical equipment services which precisely fit the customers’ needs in the entire healthcare market, much less the medical gas-related business.

Electronics

In the electronics industry, known by semiconductor, LCD and PV etc, more than 60 kinds of gas are used in large variety, mostly unique by feature and ultra high in purity, such as nitrogen, mono-silane, arsine and phosphine. Air Liquide Japan is engaged in supplying these gas products safely and stably.

Hydorogen Energy

Hydrogen is a fast-growing energy source, and Air Liquide has comprehensive knowledge of its industrial applications, from production and storage to delivery and application technologies. By contributing to the construction of a global hydrogen station network, Air Liquide will contribute to addressing the increasing use of hydrogen in the transportation industry.

Up to now, Air Liquide has designed and installed 120 hydrogen stations. In Japan, Air Liquide operates a total of 13 hydrogen stations in the Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, and Kyushu regions.

Air Liquide is actively involved in the establishment of this field and is contributing to the spread of hydrogen as a clean energy.

Engineering & Construction

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Japan has a long history of offering optimal solutions from the viewpoint of safety, quality and environment and delivering air separation units and other plant equipment, making full use of expertise and experience developed globally as well as the knowhow acquired in Japan.

Enhanced in 2007 with the Group’s acquisition of Lurgi, an engineering company in Germany, the top-class engineering and latest technology of Air Liquide satisfies diverse customer needs from project development to post-sales service, based on the safety and quality control system developed uniquely by Air Liquide.

Air Liquide in Japan

Air Liquide Japan

Industrial/Medical Gas & Related Services

Granpark Tower 3-4-1, Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8509
tel: 03-6414-6700

Air Liquide Kogyogas Ltd.

Cylinder, Welding Material & System

Granpark Tower 3-4-1, Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8509
tel: 03-6414-6701

Air Liquide Operations CO. Ltd.

Operation & Service

4-3-23, Minami Tsukaguchi-cho, Amagasaki, Hyogo 661-0012
tel: 06-6429-1645

Air liquide global E&C solutions Japan Ltd.

Engineers & Constructs

7-1-15, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0087, Japan
tel: 078-265-0201

Air Liquide Laboratories

Research & Development
As one of the main R&D centers of Air Liquide Group

2-2 Hikarinooka, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 239-0847
(Innovation Campus Tokyo)
tel: 046-895-2992

Our Innovation Approach

Our innovation strategy focuses on three major trends: energy transition, healthcare and digital transformation. In the frame of its open innovation approach, Air Liquide has developed numerous collaborations with customers, scientific partners and technology institutes, and start-ups.
Our teams design and deploy new offerings to improve the customer and patient experience and further strengthening our long-running tradition of creating value for customers.

Innovation Campus Tokyo

Fostering customer-centric innovation is the central mission of the Tokyo Innovation Campus. Officially opened on March 28, 2019, this state-of-the art facility creates a collaborative environment fostering open-innovation and knowledge-sharing.
Innovation Campus Tokyo hosts highly skilled technical professionals and scientists covering key domains, from Chemistry, industrial platforms, to explore new concepts and develop innovative customer-centric solutions.

Innovation Campus Tokyo