Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., October 1, 2007 –– A process that began just over a year ago to create one leading global gases and engineering company has reached a new milestone: Starting today the integrated BOC Gases and Linde Gas organizations in North America will be branded as Linde.
Linde AG acquired The BOC Group, PLC in September 2006 to form The Linde Group, which consists of a group of over 100 companies in more than 70 countries.
“The integration enables us to take advantage of each company’s experience and unique strengths,” said Pat Murphy, president, Linde North America.
Those strengths include in excess of $2 billion in sales in North America and 5,000 employees. Linde serves over 100,000 customers in the food, chemicals, metals, glass, energy, electronics, welding and fabricating industries from a network of over 400 locations, including plants, sales offices and retail outlets, and 1,600 trucks and railcars.
“The integration enables us to deliver more value to customers by broadening our product and service offering, expanding our geographic footprint and enhancing our process and application expertise. It has also created an exciting and challenging work environment for our employees,” Murphy said.
“Linde is committed to being innovative, technically excellent and always mindful of our responsibilities to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate,” Murphy said.
Beginning this fall, the new logo will make its appearance on Linde plants, trucks and bulk gas tanks throughout the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, a conversion process expected to continue over several years.
Supporting Linde’s industrial gases is Linde Engineering, the division that designs and delivers complex process plants for a variety of applications, including air separation units and plants for chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, including synthesis gas, hydrogen, natural gas and gas treatment plants, and pharmaceutical and environmental engineering plants.
Linde’s LifeGas division -provides medical gases, gas therapies, related equipment and services to hospitals and home healthcare customers in the U.S. LifeGas has 47 centers nationwide, dedicated purely to medical and operating under the LifeGas brand.
The Linde Group is the leading global gases and engineering group of companies with more than 49,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately 12 billion euros. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards forward-looking products and services.
For more information, please see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com
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