Air Liquide completed its acquisition of Airgas, a supplier of industrial gases and associated products and services.

The combined businesses will generate global annual sales of more than $22 billion, employ approximately 68,000 people around the world and serve over three million customers and patients. Airgas will operate as a subsidiary of Air Liquide within the company’s U.S. operations. It will go to market as Airgas, an Air Liquide company.