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History

  

  For more than 4 decades Cryostar has specialised in designing and manufacturing cryogenic equipment. The 21st century has seen Cryostar extend its offering to process plants in the fields of natural gas and clean energy.  

 

Company milestones

1966. Cryostar opens in Basel (Switzerland) as a subsidiary of the American company Airco Cryogenics Division.

1972. To better serve the European market, Airco Cryogenics extends its Swiss subsidiary’s activities. Hesingue in France is chosen as the production facility location.

1973. The Hesingue site opens with an initial focus on the manufacture of cryogenic pumps and freezing tunnels.

1974. Beginning of the expansion turbine and compressor program.

1978. The British Oxygen Company (The BOC Group) takes over Airco Cryogenics and consequently Cryostar.

1983. BOC spins off Airco Cryogenics but retains the Cryostar organisation.

1985. Cryostar becomes a member of The BOC Group. Cryostar’s first subsidiary is set up in the United Kingdom.

1991. Cryostar opens its second subsidiary in Singapore.

1993. Start-up of the American operations in Philadelphia, PA, USA. These later moved to Allentown, PA, USA.

1997. Production and service centre in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA opens.

1998. Cryostar’s Swiss headquarters merge into the Hésingue, France site, which becomes Cryostar’s world-wide headquarters.

2001. Cryostar acquires Elintec, a company specialised in gas cylinder filling systems, leading to the creation of Cryostar Automation

2001. Cryostar acquires CCI (United-States) a centrifugal and piston pumps manufacturer.

2002. Cryostar acquires the CVI pump line from Chart Industries (USA). Cryostar’s sales office in Hangzhou,China opens.

2005. Cryostar expands in China by opening of a Service Centre and workshop in Hangzhou.

2006. Cryostar Brazil opens in Sao Paulo, as a sales office. Cryostar becomes a member of The Linde Group via the Linde acquisition of The BOC Group.

2008. Cryostar USA moves into larger facilities and extends its manufacturing activities. Cryostar Brazil now offers repair and service.

2009. The Hangzhou,China operation moves and adds pump assembly to its service offering.

2010. Introduction of an organization in 4 business units :  Distribution, Process, LNG Terminals and Transports and  Clean Energy.

2011. Creation of Cryostar India.

2012. Cryostar Brazil is transferred into larger premises with assembling hall in Vinhedo (SP)


2013. Cryostar celebrated the anniversary of 40 years in France.

2014. Cryostar opened the world's largest liquid nitrogen tests facility for cryogenic pumps.

2015. Cryostar opened a new Business Center in Houston, USA.

2016. To strengthen Cryostar's testing capacities, a new building dedicated to hydraulic and pneumatic tests was put into service.

2016. Cryostar celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, in Pratteln, Switzerland.

 

 
   
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