RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Safety category by The Boeing Company. Airgas was one of 13 companies honored on April 11, 2018 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing. As the award recipient in the Safety category, Airgas is being recognized for modeling a zero-injury mindset, investing in and implementing a formal, measurable safety program.
In February, Airgas was notified that it received the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, given to 411 companies for performance excellence. To further acknowledge superior performance, Airgas was one of only 13 companies from that group to be honored with the Supplier of the Year designation, labeling this class of winners as best of the best.
This year’s recipients represent an elite group among 13,000 active Boeing suppliers in 57 countries around the world. This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
Airgas has been a supplier to Boeing for more than 25 years and provides industrial gases, welding hardgoods, safety products, and dry ice to support key projects across the full enterprise.
Pascal Vinet, Airgas CEO, commented: “It is a true honor to receive this exceptional recognition from Boeing, particularly in the Safety category, as the safety of our customers and associates is core to our business and company culture. We are proud of our work together with Boeing to prioritize areas of improvement for injury reduction via the deployment of unique safety solutions developed by Airgas.”
Jenette Ramos, Boeing senior vice president of Supply Chain & Operations, added: "Boeing's success in 2017 is a direct reflection of our partnership with top-performing suppliers to generate value for our global customers. We will continue to work together with creativity, passion and innovation to provide our customers a competitive edge through our stellar products and services."
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.
Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel.
As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.
For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.
The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.
Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.
Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to € 20.3 billion in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.