Mini interview with Hernán Briones Goich – President of Indura


As a precursor to the upcoming conference on the South American industrial gases business, gasworld took time out to interview the largest independent gases company in the region.

Indura is celebrating two years of full independence following the Briones’ family buy-out of the BOC 41% equity stake, in January 2007.

During an interview held in June 2008, gasworld was keen to find out how life is faring as an independent player and what, if any, impact has resulted from losing a partner such as BOC. He also mentioned the relevance of the acquisition of Cryogas in Colombia, reinforcing its leadership in the South American Gas Market.

Hernán Briones enthused, “We had a good relationship with BOC, but before BOC acquired its stake in the company we always had a strong management and full R&D capabilities. What BOC brought to us was strong managerial skills and some best practices. Since the buyback of the BOC stake, we have continued along similar lines and focused on our application strengths – particularly in the food sector.”

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