AirLife is an emerging supplier of Helium, Speciality & Industrial Gases and Bulk Gases, headquartered in Pune, India. The venture is promoted by an entrepreneur with the distinct feat of creating the fastest growing gases company ‘K-Air’, from a startup to a market leader especially in the segments of Helium & Speciality gases in India.
AirLife – the name resonates the correlation of Air, its elements comprising of gases and its importance in our lives & ecosystem. It echoes ‘air for life’ our tag line, which denotes the broad spectrum of air elements and how it encompasses our lives and applications that depend on these elements.
AirLife Gases yearns to partner with its customers, providing value & not just limiting to being a competitive supplier as seen by its strong values of Safety, Quality & Reliability. The logo indicates the company’s resolve to achieve growth through the combined efforts of innovative solutions and values of quality, integrity & transparency.
Kiran Karnawat is an entrepreneur with significant experience in operating successful ventures in Industrial & Speciality Gases. With an experience of more than 15 years in Indian gas market, he was instrumental in growing a start-up Industrial Gases ‘K-Air Speciality Gases’ into one of the top 5 companies in India, especially in Helium & Speciality Gases. ‘K-Air’ entered into a strategic JV in 2010 with Matheson Inc, US owned by now ‘Nippon Sanso Group’, globally the 5th largest player in the Industrial Gases market.
Kiran Karnawat held significant minority stake in the JV which was renamed as Matheson K-Air India and now known as Taiyo Nippon Sanso India. He managed the JV as CEO and Managing Director from 2010 to 2017 and sold his stake to the JV partners in 2017