09 May 2007 14:48 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Air Liquide's sales should increase by 8-10% over the next five years, compared with nearly €11bn ($15bn) in 2006, according to the CEO and chairman Benoit Potier in an interview published in La Tribune on Wednesday.
Potier indicated that the group had “more opportunities today than five years ago” based on the development of the oxygen and hydrogen markets for industrial and medical gases.
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Utilisation of these investments has also considerably evolved, he pointed out: “The share devoted to financing our development in emerging economies has grown from 40% in 2001 to 70%. Growth also requires a bolstering of extra skills and human means.”
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