Siliguri, India – 02 March, 2015: Linde India Limited (formerly known as BOC India), a member of The Linde Group, has set up its first dedicated healthcare cylinder filling site at Siliguri at North of West Bengal. The site is situated at Siliguri in West Bengal and marks a significant milestone in the company expansion of the healthcare business, in the emerging cities of India.
Linde India has invested in the cryogenic liquid storage and cylinder filling facility, installed with modern cylinder filling and handling equipment and product testing laboratory at the site. These standards are in accordance with India Pharmacopeia (IP) regulations.
Mr Moloy Banerjee, Managing Director, Linde India, said, “The India healthcare industry is one of the most vital and fast growing industrial sectors which is expected to reach US$160 billion by 2017 and US$ 280 billion by 20201. We believe in it’s potential and will continue to invest in this industry.”
He added, “Sanjeevani is strategically located in a state district capital with medium to large population of Level 2 hospitals which is typically located far from state capital and metro cities.
Our newest site will bring us closer to our customers and enable us to be more responsive in meeting our customers’ needs for IP-grade medical oxygen and nitrous oxide, Entonox® and other specialty gases.”
Linde India’s healthcare business provides high quality gases for pharmaceutical use such as medical oxygen, synthetic air, nitrous oxide in addition to providing state- of -the -art medical gas distribution systems to major hospitals. The Company also provides total gas management solutions to private hospital chains and has ambitious plans to expand beyond its current footprint in metro cities. The strategy of the healthcare business is to sustain its leadership position in the large hospitals in metro cities and increase penetration in tier 2 cities with particular focus on supporting private hospital chains in providing total gas management solutions.
About Linde India Limited:
Linde India Limited, formerly known as BOC India Limited, is the leader in gases business in India since 1935, providing a one-stop solution to all businesses for gas supply and related equipment and services. We manufacture cryogenic and non-cryogenic vessels and also design and commission projects. The company has excelled through successfully blending local innovation and adaptation with international expertise from The Linde Group. Be it for food processing, medical, domestic or industrial use, Linde India provides tailor-made solutions for its customers, conforming to the strictest international standards of production and safety.
For more information, see Linde India online at www.linde.in
About The Linde Group
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. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com