Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., May 14, 2008 — Linde North America, a leading gases and engineering company, has been recognized by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) for excellent safety performance in 2007.
For the third consecutive year, Linde received the CGA’s Fleet Safety award for the safe driving of its cylinder trucks in the over 3 million-mile category. This award is given by the industry trade group to a member company with the lowest frequency rate of vehicle accidents per miles driven. Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, the leading gases and engineering company, received the award at the CGA’s annual meeting in Florida.
In 2007, Linde’s fleet of some 600 trucks in Canada and the U.S. covered 20.7 million miles. These drivers supply customers in all 10 of Canada’s provinces with a range of industrial, medical and specialty gases for use in applications ranging from welding to healthcare and laboratory testing. In the U.S., drivers deliver helium, hydrogen, packaged and electronic gases as well as medical oxygen, breathing mixtures and related devices for Linde’s LifeGas business.
Pat Murphy, president of Linde North America said, “Believing in safety is our most important core value. Watching out for ourselves and others and demonstrating effective visible leadership has had a positive impact. Receiving this award is a major step toward achieving our vision of leading the industry in safety, health, environment and quality.”
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with more than 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2007 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.3 billion (USD$18.7 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based and sustainable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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