Selangor, Malaysia, 24 July 2019 – Linde Malaysia (“Linde”), the leading gases and engineering company, announced today it has started up a new gas and liquid producing air separation unit (ASU) supplying oxygen, nitrogen and argon to leading Japanese glass manufacturer, Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) and other customers located at the Hicom Industrial Estate (Hicom) in central Malaysia. This new ASU expands Linde’s existing production capacity at its Hicom facility by 60 percent and will meet the growing demand from its customers in the electronics, healthcare, metallurgy, glass and food and beverage industries.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Binod Patwari, Linde’s Regional Managing Director for ASEAN said, “We are pleased to have started supplying NEG while expanding our industrial gas capacity and pipeline supply network in central Malaysia. This plant will increase our network density, ability to reliably supply and support the growth of our other customers within central Malaysia.”
The new plant will be integrated into Linde’s Remote Operating Centre (ROC), which is also located at Hicom. Through remote network access, employees at the ROC monitor, operate and control systems and equipment at 128 Linde plants across the ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific regions, resulting in greater operational efficiency, optimisation of resources and reduced downtime.
”Linde’s long-term investment in Malaysia has benefitted our economy, industries and people through technology transfer, talent development and job opportunities. The company’s adoption of digital solutions to create value for its customers and the industry sets a good example and supports Industry4WD, our National Policy on Industry 4.0, to drive technological transformation of the manufacturing and manufacturing related services sectors in Malaysia. I look forward to seeing more businesses follow Linde’s lead.” said Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Deputy Minister, Yang Berhormat Dr Ong Kian Ming.
Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.
For more information, visit Linde at www.linde.com
About Linde Malaysia
Linde has been present in Malaysia since 1960. A leading industrial gas supplier in Malaysia with close to 60 years of experience in the industry, it combines local knowledge with global expertise and resources in the areas of technology, research and development, gas applications, engineering and best operating practices.
Linde Malaysia is the specialist in the provision of total gas solutions to a variety of industries. It manufactures and distribute industrial, specialty and medical gases and provide a range of related services including installation of gas equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services. In addition, it supplies packaged chemicals, welding and consumables products.
For more information about the company, visit www.linde.com.my
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