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Abelló Linde, S.A. belongs to the german Linde Gas Group.
In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.948 bn, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The Origins of our Company
A casual encounter at the end of the 19th century at a Paris trade fair put Isidro Abelló and Carl von Linde in contact. This meeting led, in 1907, to the foundation of a family business in Barcelona. Initially named "Isidro Abelló", it began the first production line for oxygen in Spain. So the story of Abelló Linde began, with modest equipment that then produced 5m3/hour of oxygen.
During the years that followed, the company expanded its production using larger capacity machinery and, in 1916, it began geographical expansion, with Valencia the first city chosen.
The family business was set up as a Public Limited Company in 1922 and Linde's share increased from the initial 25% to 50% of the capital. But the progress of what was now Abelló Linde, S.A. was halted during the time of the Civil War on one side and the Second World War on the other. The Ministry of National Defence took control of the company, while the Allied Control Committee aside the 50% of capital belonging to Linde.
This whole delicate situation could not be completely resolved until many years later, although, during the 50s, Linde was able to recover 25% of the shares. In this decade, Abelló Linde's activities expanded once again, and, from that time on, the profile of the company was once again raised, both in terms of geographical position and its participation in other companies.
In 1983, Linde recovered its 51% share in the company. Since then, Abelló Linde, S.A., has followed a stable course.
The area of investments is one of the most outstanding for Abelló Linde. In 1996, 20 million euros were set aside for this purpose, part of which was invested in the air separation plant at Rubí. In the last few years, the company has dedicated 6 million euros a year to investments, largely aimed at boosting its geographical expansion, rationalising production processes, improving distribution logistics and optimising product quality and customer service. In 2006, sales figures rose to 106 million euros.
From its origins in 1907, Abelló Linde has always stood out for being pioneer in this industry and today, 100 years of experience made have turned it into a total benchmark. Abelló Linde is divided into four regions: Northeast, East, Central and South. In addition, we havea Call Centre service, available around the clock throughout the year.
ABELLO LINDE, S.A., Linde Group
Abelló Linde, S.A. belongs to the German Linde group, which includes 2 business sectors: Linde Gas and Linde Healthcare.
The Gases division of the Linde Group is market leader at a wold level and one of the largest gas supplier in Europe. As well as an exhaustive range of gases, with applications in industry, medicine, environmental protection and research and development, it offers its customers comprehensive know-how about applications, a wide range of services and the hardware required for gas applications.
To the conventional system of supplying gases in cisterns and tanks is added a growing supply from in-situ facilities or supplied by pipeline for large volume customers.
Carl von Linde invented the method for separating air into its components in 1902. The first air separation unit began operating at Höllriegelskreuth, near Munich, a year later. The Linde gases division currently serves more than 1.5 million customers in 50 countries through a dense production and installations network.