A journey through the history of the company
Linde Gas has entered the Romanian gas market in 1996 by forming a joint venture with UMT. In 1998 Linde took over 100% of the shares, becoming sole partner. For the first five years of development in Romania Linde has built the filling station in Timisoara (1997), has refurbished the air separation plants in Timisoara, Brazi and Cluj, has merged with its competitor AGA (2000), at the same time creating a dealer network in every important Romanian city. Starting with the year 2000 Linde has diversified its production sites by building acetylene plant in Timisoara and Galati, and a hydrogen filling station in Ramnicu Valcea.
With the massive investment for the new air separation plant in Ramnicu Valcea in 2003, Linde Gaz Romania has rearranged its production facilities by locating them strategically near the important customers. Some of the old low performance plants were closed, making place for new ones, which were meant to improve the production and distribution activity. 2008 followed the new air separation plant in Otelu Rosu. This way, the national coverage ensures prompt deliveries to the over 10.000 customers, in all their locations and to any volume necessary.
By building modern and competitive plant, Linde Gaz Romania has created not only a stable and profitable business for itself, but also safe jobs.
Considering the magnitude of the business Linde has decided to build in 2003 in Bucharest an office building. A few years later the new headquarter in Timisoara has been finalized. This way, the team of over 350 experts can enjoy a ergonomic and modern working space, where it can permanently improve all the technical solutions for the customers.
An important step in the development of the company took place in 2008, when the onsite delivery contract with Arcelor Mittal Galati has been signed, and with it, the new investment project for building the air separation plant has been initiated.
Complementing the activities of production and distribution of industrial gases and related equipment, Linde Gaz Romania acquired the Oxigen Plus company in 2012, thus completing the range of diversified healthcare solutions to patients with respiratory problems.
Another big accomplishment is the construction in 2014 of the hydrogen plant at Brazi serving the OMV Petrom refinery.
Currently, Linde Gaz Romania provides the full range of technical and medical gases in various forms of delivery and more than 400 employees aim to meet the customers' needs.