The Gases division has grown far beyond the limits of its original Münster sales area, with numerous branches, sales offices, warehouses, and plants as well as subsidiaries in France, Benelux, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. The Westfalen Group produces and markets around 300 gases and gas mixtures for practically every trade and industry application, food production, laboratories, pharmaceuticals and medicinal purposes. These include in particular the air gases nitrogen, oxygen, and argon - created in air separation plants in Hörstel near Osnabrück and Laichingen near Ulm in Germany, and in Le Creusot, not far from Lyon in France - together with acetylene and hydrogen. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and helium are also becoming increasingly important. High value is placed on the development of innovative gas applications which optimise industrial processes. The diverse product range is extended by refrigerants and thermal transfer media for cooling and air-conditioning Technology.
Under its Westfalengas brand, the company ranks among the leading German liquefied gas suppliers. Westfalengas has over 2,000 applications: as an off-grid thermal energy source - also in combination with solar thermal installations from the company's own sales program - for heating factory halls and agricultural buildings, for thermal processes in industry and commerce, and as power for cars (automotive gas/LPG). Across Germany, the company provides some 900 (of a total 6,600) public service stations with automotive gas, including those belonging to a range of brands and companies. The company also plans, installs, and supplies automotive gas service stations for corporate vehicle fleets. Still relatively new in the Energy Supply division is the sale of natural gas and electricity. These are particularly intended for private consumers as well as companies.
The Westfalen Group has 260 service stations, making it the largest independent branded service station network in Germany. They are located primarily in NRW and Lower Saxony. A good 100 of These Westfalen and Markant service stations also offer automotive gas (LPG), with sales well above the German average. The Westfalen Service Card, a fuel card for companies with vehicle fleets, is accepted as a cashless payment method at around 5,500 service stations (Westfalen, Agip, Aral, Avia, Markant, OMV, and Total) throughout Germany.