Company Supports Government Effort to Promote International Tournament and Grow Local Team through Event Sponsorship
July 28, 2017 Tainan, Taiwan
With the 2017 WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup® opening Friday, 28 July, in Tainan of Taiwan, athletes and baseball fans will get to see the signage of world-leading industrial gases company Air Products (NYSE: APD) at the Shanhua Baseball Stadium, one of the official arenas for the tournament. As an event sponsor for the global tournament, Air Products San Fu, a subsidiary of Air Products in Taiwan, will also help fund the development of Shanhua Little League, the baseball team of Shanhua Elementary School in Shanhua, which is known for having produced a number of Taiwan’s top professional baseball players over the years.
Sanctioned by WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation), the global governing body of baseball and softball, the U-12 Baseball World Cup is the highest level of competition for the world’s top 11- and 12-year-old players held biennially; baseball is the only team sport that currently stages a World Cup for athletes as young as the U-12 age category. Entering its fourth anniversary, the event will be staged from 28 July-6 August in Tainan, which is hosting the tournament for the second time since 2015.
“As a longstanding neighbor to the local community, Air Products San Fu is proud to see the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup taking place once again in Tainan and play a role in it,” said Eugene Lu, president, Taiwan Industrial Gases, Air Products. “While supporting the government to promote this global tournament, we are glad to be able to contribute to the development of local youth players. This aligns with our unwavering commitment to the health and vitality of the local communities where we live and work and building a sustainable future for and with Taiwan.”
Since 1987, Air Products has been investing and operating in Taiwan through its subsidiary, Air Products San Fu. The company supplies industrial and specialty gases and related equipment to many industries, including electronics, semiconductor, flat panel display, petrochemicals and metal fabrication. Serving all parts of Taiwan through approximately 500 employees and more than 18 production facilities with strong and reliable supply capabilities, Air Products San Fu has also established leading positions in all key science industry parks, including Tainan Science-Based Industrial Park (TSIP) and Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), to serve its semiconductor and TFT-LCD customers.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $7.5 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 16,000 employees are making Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.