Being a Messer Supplier

Suppliers are an important part of successful business. Through our clearly defined sourcing process, we aim to ensure that suppliers provide high-quality, cost-competitive and sustainably produced materials and services for our businesses.

We manage our resources responsibly. We embrace sustainable practices to create a robust and dependable supply chain, and we seek suppliers who achieve our standards for health and safety, human rights and labor standards, legal compliance, integrity and environmental protection. We expect our suppliers to act responsibly and to comply with the following:

Messer champions those companies in the US classified as small and diverse businesses in the categories below.

+ Diverse Categories

  • • Asian Indian-Owned
  • • Asian Pacific-Owned
  • • Black-Owned
  • • Canadian Aboriginal-Owned
  • • Disability-Owned
  • • Disadvantaged
  • • Hispanic-Owned
  • • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB Zone)
  • • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)-Owned
  • • Native American-Owned
  • • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
  • • Veteran-Owned
  • • Woman-Owned


Goods & Services

Please review the list of commonly procured goods and services below to see if there is a match with your company’s portfolio.

+ Fleet – Road and Bulk Transportation

  • • Trailers
  • • Containers
  • • Vehicles
  • • Fleet Lease Services

+ General Services

  • • Computers/Software/Accessories
  • • Office Equipment/Supplies
  • • Telecommunications Equipment
  • • Maintenance Supplies
  • • Safety Equipment
  • • Fabrication Equipment

+ Specialized Services

  • • Consulting
  • • Environmental
  • • Information Technology (IT)

+ Instrumentation, Mechanical, Electrical Maintenance Services

  • • Process Control Systems
  • • Analyzers
  • • Detectors
  • • Switches
  • • Flow, Temperature and Pressure Measuring Devices
  • • Monitoring Systems
  • • Communication Systems
  • • Electrical Panels

+ Production Equipment

  • • Analytical Equipment
  • • Pressure Vessels
  • • Automated and Manual Valves
  • • Pipes/Fittings
  • • Compressors/Pumps/Heat Exchanges
  • • Skid Fabricated Equipment
  • • Electrical Equipment/Motors
  • • Transformers
  • • Tanks
  • • Vaporizers
  • • Manifolds

+ Raw Materials

  • • Acids
  • • Special Chemicals
  • • Gases
  • • Solvents
  • • Lubricants & Grease


Supplier Registration

Messer collects basic information about your business such as business name, address, contacts and contact details, remittance address (if different from business address), bank information, tax information and diversity certifications (if applicable).

To facilitate this process Messer utilizes Coupa’s Supplier Information Management (SIM).

Please review the guidance below for specific requirements in the onboarding process:


Supplier Enablement

As part of its digitalization strategy and continuous improvement efforts, Messer implemented Coupa.

Coupa allows suppliers to comprehensively interact with Messer. This includes viewing purchase orders, setting up delivery methods, creating catalogs, sending invoices and advance ship notices, checking the status of transactions and more.

+ Electronic Information Exchange

Before initiating any transaction with Messer (including receiving purchase orders, delivering goods, or providing services), Messer requires suppliers to agree to a method for electronic information exchange through Coupa.
For additional information, please review the Messer Supplier Enablement Guidelines.


Supplier Invoicing

As part of our strategy and continuous improvement efforts, Messer has implemented digital processing of supplier invoices.

To avoid delays that could affect the invoice payment process, it is critical that supplier invoices comply with Messer purchase order and invoice requirements as set forth below.

+ Invoice Requirements

  • • Supplier should submit the invoice for charges or fees due within thirty (30) days upon delivery of goods or completion of services through the agreed-upon invoicing submission method.
  • • Invoices shall match the supplier’s registered business address and remit-to address, as provided during the supplier onboarding process.
  • • Invoices must include a unique invoice number not exceeding 16 characters and without any special characters.

+ Purchase Order Compliance

  • • Supplier shall not deliver any goods or provide any services for Messer until supplier has received a valid purchase order (PO);
  • • Messer will only accept invoices that refer to a valid PO; and
  • • Each PO number requires a separate invoice.

+ Invoice Submission

Unless otherwise agreed, Messer requires submission of all invoices and credit notes through Coupa.
For any questions on how to set up invoicing with Messer, please click below.


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