Linde Canada Ltd. acquires Quebec safety equipment distributor

MISSISSAUGA, Canada, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Linde Canada Ltd. has acquired Distribution Equiprotek (9182-6032 Quebec Inc.) an independent safety equipment distributor headquartered in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America, Inc., and a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company.

Chris Ebeling, vice president and general manager for Linde Canada, said, "The acquisition of Distribution Equiprotek strengthens Linde Canada's ability to supply safety products to municipal, industrial and commercial customers in Quebec, which is a key market for our extensive line of safety products."

The Distribution Equiprotek operation, established in 2007, will be integrated into Linde Canada's branch in Chicoutimi . "This consolidation will allow us to serve our customers in the Chicoutimi area more effectively and efficiently," Ebeling said.

Linde Canada specializes in industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as welding and cutting equipment and safety supplies. The company markets these products through more than 70 retail stores located throughout Canada or online via our e-commerce site at shop.lindecanada.com.

Linde Canada Limited is an affiliate of Linde North America and a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company with approximately 63,000 employees in more than 100 countries. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn (CAD 19.63 bn). The strategy of The Group is focused on long-term profitable growth and the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Linde Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com.

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SOURCE Linde Canada Limited

For further information:

Juliana Caporali, Communications Lead, Responsable des communications, Linde Canada Ltd. / Ltee, 905 501 3730

http://www.lindecanada.com

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