Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Technological innovations and changing demand patterns from key consumer industries have influenced the gradual evolution of the Industrial Gas Manufacturing industry since its inception in the late 19th century. The industry has evolved in line with changing demand patterns, the ongoing development of new products and technologies, and growing environmental concerns. At the same time, the industry remains dominated by the same players that were in existence over 100 years ago. These tier-one players dominate the industry both on a global scale and along the entire supply chain, operating at all key levels... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry the industry tend to be high given the highly concentrated nature of the industry as well as the mature nature of many of the manufacturing and mining industries served by the industrial gas industry.
As in the past, BOC Gases (and now even as part of Linde) has dominated the industry, with a product portfolio covering literally thousands of different gases and mixtures, an established network of production facilities and ASUs, distribution centres, retail stores and 340 agents. The group currently claims to make 7,000 gas deliveries a day across the UK and Ireland (using its own fleet of trucks) as well as fill 40,000 gas cylinders per day from 12 medical and industrial sites... purchase to read more