Constantly Expanding Global Network
Taiyo Nippon Sanso started expanding our operations overseas as we entered the U.S. market in 1980.
Since then, we have expanded our operations in the U.S., Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Today, our global network encompasses 29 countries and territories.
The United States
Securing a position as a national supplier by means of ambitious investment
Irving Plant of Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
In the United States, Taiyo Nippon Sanso proactively conducts M&As and installs new air separation units. After acquiring U.S.-based assets from Air Liquide in 2016, we expanded our business network into the East and Midwest in addition to areas where we already have a presence, thus securing our position as a national supplier. As a result of our increased presence in the U.S., we have continued to secure large on-site projects, with the aim of further expanding our business.
Taiyo Nippon Sanso has established a strong network for industrial gas business that covers 12 countries in Europe.
In 2018, Taiyo Nippon Sanso gained a position as an industrial gas manufacturer in Europe, (the second largest market following the USA), through the acquisition of the U.S industrial gas company Praxair which had been operating in 12 countries in Europe.
We hold a highly competitive position in many European countries, and provide stable gas supplies to customers in a wide range of fields via large scale pipeline hubs in countries such as Germany, Spain and Italy.
We established a regional-holding-company in Spain that implements integrated business management across Europe for sustainable business growth.
Additionally, our European organization is working closely with other regions (Japan, USA, Asia & Oceania) to maximize group synergy through mutual supply of our strategic products and optimization of the supply chain.
Strengthening our electronics businesses with market expansion potential
Electronics material gas plant of Matheson Gas Products Korea Co., Ltd.
In China, we consolidated operating companies under the regional headquarters, and operate gas businesses in the industrial, electronics, and medical fields. In Taiwan, we offer total services related to electronics, including electronics material gases and related equipment and construction. In Korea, we have been upgrading our manufacturing and distribution systems for electronics material gases for the electronics industry in addition to conducting plant-related businesses.
In response to the recent globalization of semiconductor manufacturers, we established the integrated strategy promotion function under the concept of “Total Electronics” in 2017 in Shanghai, China for consistent, flexible customer support within the group.
Other Asian Regions
Expanding operations into growing markets to expand our business
Hung Yen Plant of Vietnam Japan Gas Joint Stock Company
Taiyo Nippon Sanso was among the first to expand operations into the high-growth Asian market. We established a local subsidiary in Singapore in 1982. Subsequently, we established our presence in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar. In 2014, we established the regional headquarters for Southeast Asia in Singapore for consolidated management.
In 2010, we also entered the high-growth Indian market to promote aggressive expansion.
Acquiring a country-wide sales network for industrial gases
We acquired a country-wide sales network for industrial gases in Australia through the acquisition of two Australian industrial gas companies in 2015 and 2016. We are expanding our business further by working on national accounts and strengthening our supply systems.