Smart Buying

It's tempting to believe that in order to outsource effectively, you just need to consolidate SKUs and get the lowest price.

Real value goes beyond this simple myth. Saving money and consolidating vendors is always good. In your business, however, that's the least you should expect from your supply partners.

With so many aerospace and defense suppliers making the same promise, what separates one from another? Are all product offerings the same? Is every distribution network created equal? How about services? Experience? Objectivity?

Making an informed buying decision today that still looks good three years later requires a procurement partner that delivers added value throughout your organization.


Real value is added value

We’re committed to adding more value to your supply chain. More simplicity. More transparency. And more standardization.


As the nation's leading single-source supplier of all things gases, welding and safety, we can also help improve your organization on many levels, including:

  • Consolidating business spending
  • Inventory optimization
  • Consumable usage
  • Boosting welding process efficiency
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance and safety standards

Managing multiple suppliers distracts you from your core goal of R&D, complicates your supply chain and leads to fragmentation. Acting as a single point of accountability, we help simplify and standardize your operation by providing:

  • Robust metrics
  • Key performance indicators
  • Superior gas blends
  • Application expertise
  • Process analysis and training


Where other suppliers limit their recommendations to proprietary offerings, we offer unbiased opinions on an unrivaled range of products and services. Whether you have welding stations or automated systems, we offer objective recommendations based on impartial expertise on the following:

  • Process evaluations
  • Equipment sourcing
  • Installation and training
  • Ongoing service

Discover what’s missing from your purchasing plan by going beyond product and price. Choose a procurement partner that can help you measure and monitor your business growth and savings, and make a difference in your company’s future.


Let Airgas fuel your innovation

In addition to searching for breakthroughs, forward-looking R&D operations look to procurement to unlock added value through innovation. They also look for suppliers to offer smarter ways to support their implementation goals.


Extend your impact

When it comes to innovation through purchasing, we consistently deliver. We understand how procurement innovation affects many aspects of an organization, including:

  • Productivity
  • Supply optimization
  • Workforce development
  • Competitive advantage

Boost the success of your buying strategy by applying effective supply-chain risk reductions, including flexibility, alignment, integration, data sharing and rationalization. Plus, our offering includes a center dedicated to excellence in hydrocarbon standards.

Going beyond the traditional supplier role, we can help you improve internal processes by analyzing consumption data, tracking distribution and measuring process efficiencies. Our full-service offering includes:

  • National distribution network
  • Multichannel service
  • eMarket solutions
  • Full range of gas supply modes
  • Expert compliance assistance
  • Capacity support
  • Access to proven talent

Find the right products and the right solutions–at the right time

Our unmatched national network of more than 1,100 locations, expert account managers, industry specialists, telesales team and a robust eProcurement platform makes sure you’ll find the right gases, the right equipment and the right end-to-end supply-chain solution to meet your needs. Better manage today’s supply-chain challenges and be better positioned for tomorrow’s opportunities.


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