Linde Canada, a member of The Linde Group, has acquired P&B Industrial Sales Inc, an Ontario-based distributor of welding gases and equipment.

Located in Sudbury, Ontario, P&B is a privately owned company that has been in business since 1992 and serves customers ranging from small to mid-sized manufacturers and fabrication shops in the surrounding areas.

In Canada, Linde is the premier supplier of gases, welding equipment and safety products with 69 stores, a fleet of trucks and drivers, and dedicated customer service and sales teams. It is thought that the acquisition will complement this existing network in the country and build upon the company’s strong team.

Chris Ebeling, Vice President and General Manager of Linde Canada, explained, “P&B’s employees, some of whom have over 30 years of experience with welding gases and equipment, bring expertise coupled with strong customer relationships in the Sudbury area. They will make an excellent addition to our already strong team in that region.”

Linde’s 1000-plus expertly trained employees are dedicated to safely supplying a full range of liquid and compressed industrial and specialty gases, welding, cutting and scientific equipment, and safety products and accessories.