Air Products signs long-term industrial gases supply agreement

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Air Products’ Global Headquarters, based in Lehigh Valley, Pa., announced its subsidiary, Air Products San Fu, was awarded a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.

Air Products San Fu said it will provide the gases to the customer’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan, and will invest nearly $900 million to build, own and operate a number of state-of-the-art onsite plants that will supply the manufacturing facility with ultra-high purity nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogens.

“Air Products is honored to be selected once again by our strategic global customer to support their growth with advanced fabs in Kaohsiung,“ Eugene Lu, president of Air Products San Fu, said. “This project reflects our strong commitment to growing with our electronics customers, building on decades of solid experience and a proven track record. This latest supply agreement also demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our ability to meet their stringent safety, reliability, quality and operational requirements to successfully support their advanced semiconductor manufacturing.”

For more than 70 years, Air Products San Fu has served the Taiwan market. With an estimated 800 employees and more than 20 production facilities, the company serves diverse markets, including metal fabrication, glass, electronics, semiconductor, flat panel display and petrochemicals in Taiwan.

“We are deploying the full breadth of our engineering, execution and operational expertise and expect to bring these essential industrial gas facilities onstream, enabling advanced chip production to help meet ever-increasing global demand,” Air Products’ Chief Operating Officer Dr. Samir J. Serhan said.