Having completed a take over of the company in 2007, MOX-Linde Gases Sdn Bhd has now officially rebranded as Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The rebrand marks a milestone in an integration process that began in Malaysia six years ago, to create a world leading gases and engineering company.
Linde AG acquired The BOC Group in September 2006, forming The Linde Group. In September 2007, The Linde Group then completed a mandatory general offer of Malaysia Oxygen Berhad, taking the company private.
Now, this January’s brand change from MOX-Linde to Linde in Malaysia is part of a global programme to position the companies within The Linde Group umbrella under a single Linde brand.
Today, Linde is Malaysia’s leading industrial gases player, operating over 60 plants and 20 sales centres.
“With the strong backing of our parent company The Linde Group, we expect to further grow with the economy of Malaysia and strengthen our market leadership further”
Wong Siew Yap, Managing Director of Linde Malaysia
Wong Siew Yap, Managing Director of Linde Malaysia, said of the new rebrand, “We mark a momentous milestone in the history of our company today. We are proud to become Linde in Malaysia, and aspire to grow our business significantly in the coming years.”
“With the strong backing of our parent company The Linde Group,” he continued via a statement, “we expect to further grow with the economy of Malaysia and strengthen our market leadership further.”
Bernd Eulitz, Regional Business Unit Head for Linde’s gases business in South & East Asia, added, “The Linde Group is committed to supporting our existing and potential new customers in their growth and investment plans in Malaysia, which is the single largest contributor to our business in this region.”
“We will continue to invest in this important market and extend our capabilities and network in both Peninsular and East Malaysia.”
In August 2011, the company took its ownership in Eastern Oxygen Industries Sdn Bhd (EOX), the leading industrial gases player in Sarawak, from 49% to 100%. Earlier in March, it officially opened a RM200m (€47m) air separation plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, which is capable of producing over 500 tons per day of gases and liquid.
The company is also presently in the midst of commissioning Malaysia’s largest carbon dioxide plant in Kertih, Terengganu, which has an investment value of RM60m (€14m).
A leading light in Malaysia
Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd is the leading industrial gas supplier in Malaysia since 1960.
Linde Malaysia manufactures and distributes industrial, specialty and medical gases, and provides a range of related services including the installation of gas equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services. In addition, the company also offers packaged chemicals and welding products.
From 12th January 2012 onwards, the company’s new logo will make its appearance on all corporate signages, communications materials and assets. The conversion period is expected to last several months.