Advancing environmental, health and safety protection across the widest spectrum of industries
Our gases play a defining role in just about every sector of industry, commerce, science and research –
enhancing quality of life by contributing to environmental, health and safety protection. Our customers use our gases to improve competitiveness, cut process costs and enhance quality and productivity. In fact, many commonplace products, from soft drinks to car engine parts, would not be possible without industrial gases. Even more importantly, our innovative gas technologies and applications are paving the way for more sustainable, green lifestyle choices and business practices. Click on the links to the left to see how gases touch every part of our daily lives.
The Linde Group is a world leading supplier of industrial, process and speciality gases and is one of the most profitable engineering companies. Linde products and services can be found in nearly every industry, in more than 100 countries. A success story that began with the separation of air.
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with approximately 62,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn. Our strategy is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth, and it focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners and employees and is committed to society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. We are committed to technologies and products that unite customer value and sustainable development. The Group comprises three Divisions:
Industrial Gases & Healthcare
The largest division, Gases, has four operating segments, Western Europe, the Americas, Asia &
Eastern Europe, and South Pacific & Africa. These segements are subdivided into eight Regional
Business Units (RBUs).
The Gases Division also includes the two Global Business Units (GBUs) – Healthcare (medical gases) and Tonnage (on-site) – and the two Business Areas (BAs) – Merchant & Packaged Gases (liquefied and cylinder gases) and Electronics (electronic gases).
The Linde Spirit
We have the commitment and drive to pursue ever higher standards of Passion to excel
excellence and we celebrate success.
We relentlessly pursue new ways to add value to external customers. Innovating for
People are given the space to contribute and grow. Empowering people
Diversity results in enriched collaboration and enhanced solutions. Thriving through
Our foundational principles
We don’t want to harm people. Safety
Our actions are honest, fair and ethical. Integrity
We are preoccupied with today’s success, but accept our responsibility for future Sustainability
Every human being deserves to be treated with respect. Respect
The Linde Group has a two-part management and supervisory structure
composed of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are liable for shareholders’ interests and for the welfare of the company. The Shareholders' Meeting serves as the company’s third supervisory organ.
Linde AG, an international company with its registered office in Munich, Germany, is subject to the provisions of the German Stock Corporation Law, the German Codetermination Law and the regulations of the capital market and the provisions of its bylaws.
Executive Board: Professor Dr Wolfgang Reitzle (Chief Executive Officer),
Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, Thomas Blades, Georg Denoke, Sanjiv Lamba
Supervisory Board: Dr Manfred Schneider (Chairman)
Divisions of The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world leader in the international gases market. We offer a wide range of compressed and liquefied gases as well as chemicals, which makes us an important and reliable partner for a huge variety of industries.
Our gases are used, for example, in the energy sector, steel production, chemical processing, environmental protection, and welding, as well as in food processing, glass production and electronics. We are also investing in the expansion of our fast-growing Healthcare business, i.e. medical gases, and we are a leading global player in the development of environmentally friendly hydrogen technology. More on Industrial Gases and Healthcare
Our industrial gases are used worldwide in virtually every branch of industry, commerce, science and research. Our pharmaceutical and medical gas products and services enable healthcare professionals to provide optimal therapy.
Your supplier of industrial gases, application solutions, hardware and services
Linde Industrial Gases produces and distributes the atmospheric gases oxygen, nitrogen and argon, all of which are manufactured in our own air separation plants.
Our product portfolio also ranges from hydrogen, acetylene, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, to shielding gases for welding applications, noble gases and high-purity specialty gases. We also develop and distribute procedures and systems for gas applications all over the world in several technological application centres.
In addition, we provide our customers with comprehensive support services and technical equipment. Linde is the world's largest supplier of welding and safety products.
Your partner for pharmaceutical and medical gas solutions Linde Healthcare is dedicated to providing pharmaceutical and medical gas products and services that enable healthcare professionals to provide optimal therapy for their patients in hospitals, clinics, intermediate care centres, emergency centres and patients’ homes.
We are present in 70 countries, working to ensure our solutions are always delivered and serviced to the highest possible standards of safety, quality and efficiency. We combine a unique understanding of healthcare realities with continuous research and development.
Pharmaceutical and medical gases are used in the diagnosis or treatment of a number of clinical conditions. In addition to oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy and anaesthesia, Linde Healthcare provides medical gas solutions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, sleep apnoea and pain. Linde Healthcare shares its commitment with healthcare professionals around the world to achieve optimal and effective care while adapting to ever changing needs.
Our Engineering Division is successful throughout the world. It focuses on promising market segments such as olefin plants, natural gas plants and air separation plants, as well as hydrogen and synthesis gas plants.
In contrast to virtually all our competitors, we are able to call on our own extensive process engineering expertise in the planning, project development and construction of turnkey industrial plants. Linde plants are used in a wide variety of fields: in the petrochemical and chemical industries, in refineries, fertiliser plants and in the pharmaceutical industry. Linde also constructs plants to recover air gases, produce hydrogen and synthesis gases and treat natural gas.
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The Engineering Division is a leading technology partner for plant engineering and construction worldwide. Our global success is built on our extensive process engineering expertise in the planning, project development and construction of turnkey industrial plants.
We focus on promising market segments such as plants for the production of hydrogen and synthesis gas, oxygen and olefins as well as plants for natural gas treatment.
Process plants are some of the largest and most sophisticated building structures ever built by mankind. Only a select few contractors are capable of designing and constructing them.
With more than 1,000 process engineering patents and 4,000 completed plant projects, Linde ranks among the leading international plant contractors. Customers all around the globe trust Linde's unparalleled reliability, efficiency and competence in project scheduling.
Gist combines leading-edge experience and expertise to offer a range of solutions to transform supply chains. We offer all or a combination of design, set up, implementation and operational management through to supply chain consulting services depending on a company’s current operations and future plans.
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The Gist Division provides end to end supply chain solutions for customers across the globe. Our business operates in a variety of markets and trades both locally and internationally through its comprehensive range of capabilities and services.
Gist offers the complete range of supply chain solutions from end to end management to customer fulfilment. Our logistics experts identify and analyse your problems and provide a tailored solution for your business.
The company employs about 5,000 people in 40 locations in Great Britain, Continental Europe, America and Asia/Pacific, serving customers including Marks & Spencer, British Airways, Carlsberg, Bakkavör, Uniq and Dairy Crest.
Linde stands for over 130 years of technological progress. Technology, innovation and an inventive spirit have characterised our company from the very beginning.
Carl von Linde’s curiosity as an inventor, his persistence in the implementation of his ideas and theoretical concepts, as well as his ability to recognise the requirements of his customers and fulfil their desire for reliability and quality are all timeless factors for success.
A Journey Through Time
The Linde Group can look back at special milestones in its history since the 1880s. Take a trip through
time and learn about Linde from its first beginnings to the present day.