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Jakarta, 24 November 2010

PT. BOC Gases Indonesia (BOCGI) today announced its rebrand as PT. Linde Indonesia.  PT. Linde Indonesia is the leading industrial gas supplier in Indonesia since 1971, and serves customers in the steel, metals, food and beverage, automotive, healthcare, chemical, glass.

In September 2006, Linde AG acquired The BOC Group to form The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees, working in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Linde Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, has a history of over 130 years built on a heritage of innovation with a strong focus on technology.  Our company founder Prof. Carl von Linde invented refrigeration technology and pioneered the process for air separation laying the foundation for the gases business as we know it today.

PT. Linde Indonesia brings to the Indonesian market a wide range of leading technologies, proprietary applications and innovative solutions developed by The Linde Group.

Since 2006, Linde has invested a total of EUR 45 million [IDR 550 billion] in Indonesia, including:

-         a new main air compressor installation in 2008 to improve the plant reliability and efficiency in its Gresik air separation plant, and to provide more reliable utility support for the copper production in Indonesia.

-         a new gas engine installation in its Gresik facility in 2009 which increased the power plant capacity to 57 MW. The additional power supports the growing demand in the copper production.

-         a new nitrogen plant in Cikarang, West Java, in 2010 aimed at supporting the tyre production industry in the area.

“Rebranding as Linde Indonesia is a milestone for our business.” said Darren Webster, President Director of PT. Linde Indonesia. “We believe that carrying the Linde brand better enables us to take advantage of the deep experience and expertise of a truly global organisation and usher in an exciting future that will help shape the future of the gases industry here.” 

“With our new brand, we will continue to build upon our strong foundations and take the lead in safety, product quality, operational excellence and customer service. Linde Indonesia will do its part to ensure environmental sustainability in our operations and will continue to contribute to the local communities in which we operate,” Mr Webster continued.

Beginning this month the Company’s new logo will make its appearance on all communication materials, packaging and product containers. The conversion period is expected to last several months.

“Indonesia is a key growth market for Linde and we are keen to invest to participate in the robust industrial and manufacturing growth we see here,” said Sanjiv Lamba, Regional Business Unit Head of Linde South & East Asia.

“We will work hard to offer innovative and quality products, services and solutions to support our customers’ business growth and profitability, and make a difference to the quality of life of the Indonesian people” he added.