Taiyo Nippon Sanso acquires Linde BOC assets


Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation has purchased certain global helium assets from Linde AG and the BOC Group plc, including long-term helium supply contracts with sources in the United States, Poland and Russia.

Two transfill locations in the US, and operations for Europe are also part of this acquisition of assets and source agreements. The acquired helium business will be managed by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation’s U.S. subsidiary, Matheson Tri-Gas (MTG) under the name Matheson Tri-Gas Global Helium.

Additionally, key executives, formerly of BOC, have joined the MTG executive team to operate Matheson Tri-Gas Global Helium. Mr. Phil Kornbluth will head up the new organization as executive vice president.

Reporting to Kornbluth will be Robert Lein, director of Helium Sourcing and Supply; Kevin Lynch, director of Sales, Marketing & Global Logistics; and Kurt Koederitz, director of Operations, Engineering & Fleet Management. Gary Shed will take on the role of manager, Helium Recovery and Applications Development.

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