In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn, making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term, profitable 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. Thecompany is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
The largest division, Gases, has three segments – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia/Pacific and the Americas. These are divided into seven Regional Business Units (RBUs).
The Gases Division also includes the two Global Business Units (GBUs) Healthcare (medical gases, medical devices, clinical care and related services) and Tonnage (on-site supply of gases to major customers), as well as the Business Area (BA) Electronics (electronic gases).