Find out more about The Linde Group's two divisions:
The company 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. Within the Gases Division, Linde allocates its activities to the following product areas:
- Cylinder gases
- Liquefied gases
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.
On the organisational front, the Gases Division comprises three segments: EMEA, Asia/Pacific and the Americas. Responsibilities are allocated on the basis of a regional structure. Within the three segments, Regional Business Units (RBUs) are responsible for the operating business.
There is also a Centre of Excellence (CoE) which is managed centrally and acts on a Group-wide basis. This unit is responsible, by way of example, for establishing best practices, and ensures that the process standards which have been defined are implemented and continually enhanced across the Group. The Group-wide Opportunity & Project Development (OPD) function is responsible, in particular, for the development of new projects.
The Corporate & Support Functions provide assistance to the business units of the Group.
Linde’s Engineering Division offers its customers world-wide an extensive range of gas production and processing services. The focus is on promising market segments such as olefin, natural gas, air separation, hydrogen and synthesis gas plants. In contrast to virtually all competitors, the company can rely on its own extensive process engineering know-how in the planning, project development and construction of turnkey industrial plants. The Engineering Division either supplies plant components and services directly to the customer or to the Gases Division, which operates the plants on behalf of the customer under a gases supply contract. The Engineering Division is centrally managed and assisted by the Corporate & Support Functions.
At Group level, one of the members of the Executive Board is responsible for the Engineering Division.
Other Activities & Corporate Activities
In the past, Other Activities included the business of the logistics service provider Gist and Corporate Activities. As Gist is reported as a discontinued operation, it has no longer formed part of the segment report since 2017, meaning that it is no longer a reportable segment.
The Corporate Activities comprise holding companies that do not include any operating business and are attributable to neither the Gases Division nor the Engineering Division.