The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with approximately 49,100 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year we achieved sales of EUR 12.868 billion in sales.
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: Gases and Engineering (the two core Divisions) and Gist (logistics services).
The largest division, Gases, has four operating segments, Western Europe, the Americas, Asia & Eastern Europe, and South Pacific & Africa. These segements are subdivided into nine 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 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.
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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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Working closely with customers for over 125 years, we have always risen to challenges in our pursuit of excellence. Our insight into the issues that shape the reality of our customers drives us to deliver breakthrough products and outstanding services.
Innovating for customers
Our customers are the reason we exist and are central to our current and future success. Linde Healthcare aims to innovate in every area of our business in order to retain existing customers, attract new customers and enter new markets. Together with our customers, we innovate and develop solutions that improve standards of patient care and reduce overall healthcare cost.
A passion to excel
We have the commitment and drive to pursue ever-higher standards through continuous improvement and commitment. Linde Healthcare strives for excellence, with the aim of improving every aspect of our organization, processes and operations.
Our people are given the space to contribute and grow. Linde Healthcare believes in empowering our staff because capable and responsible people create success, both for our customers and our company.
Thriving through diversity
Diversity results in enriched collaboration and enhanced solutions. Linde Healthcare strongly believes that the diversity of our employees, their capabilities, our global footprint and our range of activities help us to understand the issues and pressures within healthcare, and to meet our customers’ evolving needs.
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