Linde Gas has entered the Romanian gas market in 1996 by forming a joint venture with UMT. In 1998 Linde took over 100% of the shares, becoming sole partner. For the first five years of development in Romania Linde has built the filling station in Timisoara (1997), has refurbished the air separation plants in Timisoara, Brazi and Cluj, has merged with its competitor AGA (2000), at the same time creating a dealer network in every important Romanian city. Starting with the year 2000 Linde has diversified its production sites by building acetylene plant in Timisoara and Galati, and a hydrogen filling station in Ramnicu Valcea.
With the massive investment for the new air separation plant in Ramnicu Valcea in 2003, Linde Gaz Romania has rearranged its production facilities by locating them strategically near the important customers. Some of the old low performance plants were closed, making place for new ones, which were meant to improve the production and distribution activity. 2008 followed the new air separation plant in Otelu Rosu. This way, the national coverage ensures prompt deliveries to the over 10.000 customers, in all their locations and to any volume necessary.
By building modern and competitive plant, Linde Gaz Romania has created not only a stable and profitable business for itself, but also safe jobs.
Considering the magnitude of the business Linde has decided to build in 2003 in Bucharest an office building. A few years later the new headquarter in Timisoara has been finalized. This way, the team of over 350 experts can enjoy a ergonomic and modern working space, where it can permanently improve all the technical solutions for the customers.
Linde Gas Romania operates three Air Separation Units (ASU) in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Oţelu Roşu and Galaţi, on the premises of ArcelorMittal, where the biggest ASU complex in the country is. There are acetylene plants in Timisoara, Ploiesti and Galati, a hydrogen unit in Râmnicu Vâlcea, three full range filling stations in Timişoara, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca and a refrigerants filling unit in Bucharest. Additionally, Linde has 5 oxygen filling stations in Baia Mare, Oradea, Braşov, Iaşi şi Constanţa and a CORGON® station in Galaţi.
To complete our own production and distribution centers, our network consists of 60 distribution partners. This enhances our presence in almost every district of our country.