Find out more about The Linde Group's three divisions:
The Group offers a wide range of compressed and liquefied gases as well as chemicals, and is the partner of choice across a huge variety of industries. Linde gases are used, for example, in the energy sector and in steel production, chemical processing, environmental protection and welding, as well as in food processing, glass production and electronics. The Group is also investing in the expansion of its Healthcare business (medical gases, medical devices, clinical care and related services) and is a leading global player in the development of environmentally friendly hydrogen technology.
Linde produces and markets the air gases oxygen, nitrogen and argon which it makes in its own air separation plants as well as hydrogen, acetylene, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, shielding gases for welding applications, noble gases and high-purity specialty gases. Linde gases are used across all the continents of the world in almost all industry sectors, in trade, and in science and research. Linde also develops and markets systems and plants for gases applications all over the world in several technological application centres. In addition, the Group provides its customers with comprehensive support services and technical equipment. The Linde Industrial Gases business unit is the world’s largest supplier of welding and safety products.
The Healthcare business unit is a globally leading healthcare provider specialising along an integrated respiratory care path. Linde Healthcare combines pharmaceutical gases, medical devices, services and clinical care into solutions with the patient in mind for conditions and applications such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnoea, pulmonary hypertension, anaesthesia and pain relief. Its products and services make a difference in the lives of patients and to healthcare professionals in the care continuum from hospital to home. Linde operates its healthcare business in more than 60 countries and all products and services meet high safety, quality and efficacy standards as stipulated by the authorities and official governmental bodies.
Within the Gases Division, Linde allocates its activities to the following product areas:
In the case of the on-site business, customers are generally supplied via an on-site production plant, while in the other product areas gases are delivered to the customer in gas cylinders or tankers.
Linde’s Engineering Division is successful throughout the world, with its focus on promising market segments such as olefin plants natural gas plants, air separation plants, and hydrogen and synthesis gas plants. In contrast to virtually all its competitors, the company can rely on its own extensive process engineering know-how 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 and fertiliser plants, to recover air gases, to produce hydrogen and synthesis gases, to treat natural gas and in the pharmaceutical industry. The Engineering Division either supplies plants directly to the customer or to the Gases Division, which operates the plants on behalf of the customer under a gases supply contract.
Other Activities comprises the operations of logistics services company Gist. Gist specialises in the distribution of chilled food and beverages, and operates principally in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.