Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Performance Materials Division serves the polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. The company had fiscal 2016 sales of $9.5 billion and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 17,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers.
Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With approximately 17,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, performance materials, equipment and services.
Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Our aim is to develop lasting relationships with our customers and communities based on human qualities: understanding their needs, doing business with integrity and honesty, and demonstrating a passion for exceeding expectations.
Air Products will be the safest and most profitable industrial gas company in the world, providing excellent service to our customers.
Safety Safety is a moral responsibility. The only acceptable goal is zero accidents.
We will simplify our organization, work processes and decision-making.
We will act with urgency and respond quickly to our customers' needs.
We are a team working together to win. We will be the best in the industry.
'The only sustainable element of competitive advantage is the degree of commitment and motivation of our people.'
Words like entrepreneurship, sales, finance, engineering, and technology are central to the history of Air Products. So are concepts like developing lasting relationships with our customers and communities based on an understanding of their needs, integrity in the way we do business, and a passion for exceeding expectations.
The early part of the Air Products story shaped an important chapter in the broader history of the industrial gas industry. In the decades that followed, the company owed much of its success to the know-how and innovative spirit of its employees—and the willingness to seize opportunities for growth.