Kolkata, 22 February 2013: BOC India Limited (BOCI), a member of The Linde Group, today announced its official rebrand as Linde India Limited effective 18 February 2013.
Linde AG acquired The BOC Group in September 2006, forming The Linde Group. The brand change from BOC to Linde is part of a global programme to position the companies within The Linde Group under a single Linde brand.
Linde India is the country’s leading gases and engineering company, with the most comprehensive industrial, specialty and medical gases product portfolio and largest direct sales network across the nation. With over 75 years of successful operations, the company combines deep local knowledge with global expertise, resources and best operating practices to provide high quality gases and engineering solutions to a wide variety of industries across India.
Mr Srikumar Menon, Managing Director of Linde India said, “We mark a new milestone in our company’s history as we become Linde in India. Combining The Linde Group’s world-leading technology and our strong local expertise and deep understanding of our customers’ businesses, we will continue to introduce innovative and technology-led solutions in India that add superior value to our customers and in turn contribute to further economic progress and industrial development in the country.”
Mr Bernd Eulitz, Regional Business Unit Head for Linde’s gases business in South & East Asia said, "India is a very important market for The Linde Group and we are very positive about the many exciting opportunities we see here. We will continue to earmark capital to further invest in India to enlarge our geographical footprint and extend our production and distribution capabilities, so as to ensure we are well positioned to support our customers across the country in their growth plans.”
Last July, the company inaugurated its INR 5.8 billion (EUR 85 million) 2,550 tons per day (tpd) air separation plant at Jamshedpur. This is the largest air separation plant in India and also The Linde Group’s largest air separation plant in Asia. Linde India is also in the midst of constructing two large air separation plants, each with a capacity of 1,200 tpd and at a total investment value of INR 5.4 billion (EUR 80 million), at the Kalinganagar industrial complex in Odisha.
In conjunction with its brand change, Linde India’s new logo will make its appearance on all the company’s corporate signages, communication materials and assets. The conversion period is expected to last several months.
About Linde India Limited:
Linde 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, please see Linde India Limited online at www.linde.in
About The Linde Group:
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 13.787 bn. The strategy of the 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 Group 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 http://www.linde.com