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Special: 44 years economic history
Just like at MGM in Hungary, nitrogen is used in the hardening of axle bearings throughout the automotive industry.
Just like at MGM in Hungary, nitrogen is used in the hardening of axle bearings throughout the automotive industry.

 
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Automotive

Messer provides the automotive industry with comprehensive expertise in every aspect of welding, soldering and cutting. But that’s not all. Its application technology extends from chassis and drive elements through to vehicle electronics. Messer has been an expert in these areas for over 100 years – almost as long as cars have been around.

Slovakia: gases for automotive suppliers

The Swiss-Slovakian company TS Tubes Systems is a supplier to the European automotive industry. Its Swiss parent company, Zobex AG based in Sarnen, decided to relocate its brazing hose production to a former textile production hall at this location in the south-west of the country. Messer has been a partner of TS Tubes Systems since the start of operations. The two partners signed a supply contract for 100,000 cubic metres of liquid nitrogen and 3,500 cubic metres of hydrogen. Production started in September 2008.

Hungary: car parts, hard as steel

New MGM is a Hungarian manufacturer of axle bearings, primarily for the automotive industry but also for other industrial sectors. The metal components are hardened in a furnace by adding nitrogen. New MGM used to operate its own nitrogen generator, but this has now been decommissioned. Since 2008, Messer in Hungary has been supplying a million cubic metres of nitrogen per year.

Vietnam: motorcycle manufacturers open the throttle

Messer Haiphong supplies twelve tonnes of liquid argon and liquid carbon dioxide a month to the motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha in Hanoi. The car and motorcycle manufacturer Honda also receives 28 tonnes of liquid argon and carbon dioxide a month in Hanoi from Messer in Vietnam. Hong Minh, a Taiwanese supplier to Yamaha and Honda receives ten tonnes of liquid carbon dioxide a month from Messer Haiphong.


 

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