New year, new name: AGA’s new Business President talks Linde rebrand


It’s been a busy start to the new year for industrial gases group AGA. Not only has the leading gas company in the Nordic and Baltic countries welcomed new Business President Jan Ellringmann, but after being a member of the Linde group for 20 years, AGA officially rebranded as Linde last week.

In 1999, Linde AG acquired AGA, creating at the time Europe’s second-largest industrial gases group. In 2006, Linde acquired UK-based BOC Group, leading to the creation of what was until recently known as the Linde Group.

But there was further consolidation to come, and arguably the biggest news yet, with the announcement in 2016 that the Linde Group was to engage in a mega-merger with US-based Praxair, Inc. – a $90bn move that created a new market leader in the global industrial gases business.

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