As a guest in the USA


Stefan Messer visits Flame Tech in Austin

Stefan Messer, shareholder and chairman of Messer SE & Co. KGaA, visited Flame Technologies, the newly acquired US-American company providing innovative and high-quality products for Oxyfuel welding, cutting and heating, at its headquarters in Austin.

Shawn Toops, CEO of Flame Tech reports on Mr. Messer’s visit:

“Flame Technologies was very proud to welcome Stefan Messer to its facilities in Texas. Our team was excited to have the owner of the Messer Group visit the newest member of the Messer family. For us, it was a sign of appreciation to have Mr. Messer take the time to come to our location, get to know us and tour the manufacturing, warehouse and offices.

He delivered an informative presentation on the history and current position of the Messer Group, which all employees could relate to due to our similar company foundations. Because, as Mr. Messer stated, the Messer company started in the welding and cutting industries by offering gas equipment, much like Flame Tech.

His visit is an exciting start and an important milestone in our time as a part of the Messer family!”

Stefan Messer with the Flame Tech Team in Austin


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.