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Kuala Lumpur, 12 January 2012: An integration process that began six years ago to create a world leading gases and engineering company has reached a new milestone: In Malaysia, MOX-Linde Gases Sdn Bhd officially rebrands as Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Linde AG acquired The BOC Group in September 2006, forming The Linde Group. In September 2007, The Linde Group completed a mandatory general offer of Malaysia Oxygen Berhad, taking the company private. The brand change from MOX-Linde to Linde in Malaysia is part of a global programme to position the companies within The Linde Group umbrella under a single Linde brand. Today, Linde is Malaysia’s leading industrial gases player, with the most comprehensive gases product portfolio and direct sales network in the country, operating over 60 plants and 20 sales centres. With more than 50 years of experience in the industrial gases 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.

Mr Wong Siew Yap, Managing Director of Linde Malaysia said, “We mark a momentous milestone in the history of our company today. We are proud to become Linde in Malaysia, and aspire to grow our business significantly in the coming years. With the strong backing of our parent company The Linde Group, we expect to further grow with the economy of Malaysia and strengthen our market leadership further.”

Mr Bernd Eulitz, Regional Business Unit Head for Linde’s gases business in South & East Asia said, "The Linde Group is committed to supporting our existing and potential new customers in their growth and investment plans in Malaysia, which is the single largest contributor to our business in this region. We will continue to invest in this important market and extend our capabilities and network in both Peninsular and East Malaysia.”

In August 2011, the company took its ownership in Eastern Oxygen Industries Sdn Bhd (EOX), the leading industrial gases player in Sarawak, from 49 percent to 100 percent. Earlier in March, it officially opened a RM200 million (EUR 47 million) air separation plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, which is capable of producing over 500 tons per day of gases and liquid. The company is presently in the midst of commissioning Malaysia’s largest carbon dioxide plant in Kertih, Terengganu, which has an investment value of RM60 million (EUR 14 million).

From 12 January 2012 onwards, the company’s new logo will make its appearance on all corporate signages, communications materials and assets. The conversion period is expected to last several months.




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