Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2014

Airgas, Inc.

by Eric Van den Steen and Jason Karl

Abstract

In 2013, Airgas was the market leader in packaged industrial gas distribution. Recent acquisitions had made it into a larger player in upstream gas production as well, where it competed with Praxair and Air Products. Should Airgas continue building a position in gas production or divest these activities?

Keywords: Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Competitive Strategy; Competency and Skills; Value Creation;

Citation:

Van den Steen, Eric, and Jason Karl. "Airgas, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 714-517, June 2014.