The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with approximately 50,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn.
Our strategy is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth, and it focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners and employees and is committed to society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. We are committed to technologies and products that unite customer value and sustainable development.
The largest division, Gases, has four operating segments, Western Europe, the Americas, Asia & Eastern Europe, and South Pacific & Africa. These segements are subdivided into eight Regional Business Units (RBUs).
The Gases Division also includes the two Global Business Units (GBUs) – Healthcare (medical gases) and Tonnage (on-site) – and the two Business Areas (BAs) – Merchant & Packaged Gases (liquefied and cylinder gases) and Electronics (electronic gases).