Overseas Operation

Constantly expanding overseas gas business network,
Taiyo Nippon Sanso is further expanding operations to become an Asian-born major global player in the industrial gas industry.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso got its start overseas as Japan Oxygen in the U.S. in 1980, later founding National Oxygen in Singapore in 1982. Our company acquired the well-known American specialty gas manufacturer Matheson Gas Products and industrial gas manufacturer Tri-Gas in 1983 and 1992, respectively. As of today, Matheson Tri-Gas was established by merging these two companies in 1999, which has been our strategic entity in the North America engaged in the key business development for our company.

At the same time, we have also expanded into and are working to further develop business operations in countries such as China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.


Matheson Tri-Gas' plant in Irving, Texas

Focus on business expansion and securing manufacturer position

In the North America, we are accelerating business expansion through Matheson Tri-Gas ("MATHESON") in an attempt to enlarge the size of our business and expand our regional footprint.

In 2014, MATHESON acquired Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of carbon dioxide in America. In the same year Taiyo Nippon Sanso will launch a joint venture headquartered in Wyoming and become the first Japanese company to be involved in the refining, liquefaction and supply of helium. The company will strive to ensure further business expansion and contribute to the incremental profit in America, while attempting to strengthen its position as industrial gas professionals.

China / Taiwan / Korea

Yangzhou Taiyo Nippon Sanso Semiconductor Gases Co., Ltd.

The Northeastern business development program in China

Participating in the major project in Dalian Changxing Island

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Trading (Shanghai) was established in 2002, followed by Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas in 2003. We have been responding to the rising demand for the industrial gases in China due to many industrial development projects in Dalian and in adjacent province as well. In 2008 Taiyo Nippon Sanso participated in the national project in Dalian, as the only industrial gas manufacturer and distributor in Dalian-Changxing Island Harbor Industrial Zone. Furthermore, the company has established a helium gas filling plant in Fushun, Liaoning in response to a surge in demand for helium gas in China and in 2014 aim to launch full-fledged manufacturing operations.

In Taiwan, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Taiwan holds the second largest share in the Taiwanese specialty gas segment. We have been growing our business in Taiwan steadily by offering total solution including the supply of nitrogen, the manufacturing, procurement, and marketing of scrubbers and purifiers, as well as the design and installation of gas piping.

In Korea, we are producing specialty gases at Matheson Gas Products Korea and oxygen and nitrogen through SKC Airgas.

Other Regions in Asia

Taiyo Nippon Sanso is upgrading production facilities in various regions in Asia, including Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.