Linde Gas North America LLC has strengthened its offerings to healthcare providers in the US after acquiring a market-leading provider of medical oxygen (O2) and respiratory equipment repair services.

The US-based member of The Linde Group purchased all the assets and business of The Service Center LLC in the takeover for an undisclosed sum.

The Service Center’s primary services include medical O2 transfilling, cylinder requalification and repair and respiratory equipment repair. It is the Midwest’s leading provider of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) medical O2 cylinder services, filling over 1.4 million cylinders annually for more than 300 customers.

The company is headquartered in Illinois but services the Midwest and Southeast regions of the US through its facilities in Michigan and South Carolina.

“Combining…creates significant advantages that enhance and broaden our services”

Maria Iglesias, Head of Linde Healthcare

The purchase of The Service Center forms part of Linde’s commitment to expand its services and invest for growth in the Americas, whilst The Service Center’s President Jeff Addante also believes that this deal represents a “logical step” in his company’s growth and expansion.

Maria Iglesias, Head of Linde Healthcare in the Americas, explained, “Combining The Service Center’s customer-focused culture and capabilities with Linde’s world class line of medical gases and devices creates significant advantages that enhance and broaden our services.”

Iglesias also stressed that the takeover “strengthens our ability to be a complete, best-in-class, respiratory solutions provider.”