Our company has been recognized as one of the world's best cartridge manufacturers for 65 years. Our soda, cream and equipment products are created with consistency, expertise and reliability, built on experience, innovation and skill. Below we provide a glimpse into some of our important milestones.
Our factory is located in Répcelak, where one of the largest natural carbon dioxide processing plants in Europe was built.
Since 1960, we have been filling gas into cartridges, to the delight of soda siphon lovers, and for a long time, Hungary was at the top of per capita cartridge consumption in the world. The Company was privatized by Linde during the regime change, but the cartridge business was sold to Hungarian investors in 2001.
Owner Zoltán Érdi was still a college student when he joined Liss and gradually climbed the ladder to the top. Since then, he has not only saved the company from bankruptcy during the 2008 global economic crisis, but also made it successful internationally.
So much so that without their cartridges, the cappuccino in New York would be different, and today they sell more cartridges in the United States than in the whole of Europe.
Our company’s former CO2 cartridge factory, which started in the early 1960s, would hardly be recognizable to anyone who visited the old, retro plant. Today, production takes place in five large halls with professional, modern production lines, while domestic cartridge sales represent only a symbolic fraction of the over HUF 15 billion in annual revenue. Because cartridges filled with carbon dioxide (CO2), dinitrogen oxide (N2O), or other special gases, such as argon, are used not only in vintage siphons.
There is a large market in healthcare, where medical-grade gases need to be „packaged” in cartridges, but the construction industry also uses CO2 for smaller nail guns, staple guns, and drain cleaners. Then there are the self-inflating, CO2-operated life jackets and smaller, metal cartridge fire extinguishers.
After that, there are CO2-powered air guns, followed by the molecular gastronomy trend in which professional-grade whipped cream is made using serious siphons with dinitrogen oxide, replacing the simpler store-bought cream chargers. And let’s not forget the popular wine preservation method of enriching the wine with noble gases, such as argon.
First in 2014, then in 2016, 2017, and 2021, four new production hall buildings were completed.
The food industry provided the initial impetus for this continuous growth, with the expansion of the aforementioned coffee chains, where there was a surge in demand for large foam machines from supplier partners. However, food industry projects required the separate organization of production for other types of cartridges (airguns, firefighting, life jackets).
This was particularly necessary because, after 2017, there was an increasing need to continuously renew quality compared to cheap Asian competition. The company is able to deliver to Europe much faster and with a diverse range of products.
Our roots as a European cartridge manufacturer have instilled in us the importance of thinking beyond borders, serving diverse markets with a common goal of excellence.
We hold our Hungarian roots in high regard, as they have helped shape our company culture, work ethic, and unwavering dedication to producing the highest quality products.
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section! Here, you’ll find answers to the most common questions our customers have about our products, services, and processes. Whether you’re a new customer or a longtime partner, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and get the most out of our offerings.
At Liss, we manufacture a variety of gas-filled cartridges for various applications, including carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen. Our carbon dioxide cartridges are typically used in the food and beverage industry for carbonating drinks, while our nitrous oxide cartridges are commonly used for whipping cream and other food applications. Our nitrogen cartridges are often used in the medical and industrial sectors. It’s important to note that each gas-filled cartridge is specifically designed for its intended application and cannot be used interchangeably.
We offer a range of sizes and shapes to accommodate various applications. Our sizes range from 8g to 88g and we have threaded, non-threaded, and bayonet-shaped cartridges available. If you would like more information on our product offerings, please feel free to fill out the form below or contact one of our sales representatives. We are happy to assist you in finding the right gas cartridge for your needs.
Yes, we offer customized labeling and branding options for our products. We understand the importance of branding and are committed to helping our customers promote their brand through our high-quality gas cartridges. Please contact our sales team for more information on our customization options.
We are able to accommodate both small and large orders, with a minimum order quantity of 500 units. For our returning customers, we can also offer scheduled production runs to ensure that you always have a steady supply of our high-quality gas cartridges. In fact, we are capable of supplying full pallets of our products for those in need of bulk orders. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and we will work with you to find the best solution for your business.
Placing an order with us is easy and straightforward. For first-time orders, our sales representative will discuss your specific requirements in detail to ensure we provide you with the best solution. We even offer the opportunity to visit our factory to see our production process in action. For repeat orders, we can handle orders via email or phone for your convenience. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and a hassle-free ordering process.