Linde AG

Linde AG

Linde AG

Date Founded



Klosterhofstrasse 1,Munich, Bayern (Bavaria) 80331

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Engineering, Construction & Architecture
Wholesale: Raw Materials

Company Description

Linde AG is a holding company, which engages in the gas and engineering business. It operates through the following division: Gases, Engineering and Gist. The Gases Division produces, sells, and distributes gases for applications in industry, medicine, environmental protection, and research and development. The Engineering Division designs and operates turnkey olefin plants; plants for the production of hydrogen and synthesis gases; and air separation and pharmaceutical plants. The Gist Division which offers a range of solutions to transform supply chains. The company was founded by Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde on June 21, 1879 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Member-Supervisory Board & Head-Global Pensions

Head, Gases Division

Head-Operational Finance & Controlling

Head-Group Accounting & Reporting

Head-Financial Control

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Supervisory Board

Former Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer at Linde AG

Managing Partner at Bosch Robert Industrietreuhand KG

Professional at Emerson Electric Co.

Scientific Director, Center for Entrepreneurial & Financial Studies at Technical University of Munich

Head, Gases Division at Linde AG

Chief Executive Officer at E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH

Professional at MTU Aero Engines AG

Secretary at Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau Chemie Energie

Chief Executive Officer at EADS Participations BV

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