Singapore, 1st June 2010 – The Linde Gases Division’s global electronics business provides reliable, consistent and competitive electronic material products to the global semiconductor and photovoltaic markets. Suppliers are crucial in the provision of the high-quality and cost-effective materials and services expected by our customers and, as valued partners, Linde’s suppliers help to ensure growth in an ever-changing and competitive global environment.
Each year Linde carries out a comprehensive supplier performance review across all its major electronic materials providers, and is therefore delighted to present the 2009 Linde Global Supplier Performance Award to BASF as the best performing supplier of the year.
“Suppliers play a critical role in our success. With enduring commitment, continuous quality improvement and cost efficiency in supporting our electronics business, such partnerships enable us to grow together and continue to lead in the global electronics market,” said Peter Owen, president of electronics at Linde Gases Division.
BASF has been recognised for their contributions to Linde’s electronics business including outstanding products and services, enabling structured contingency planning through an additional ammonia supply plant and the expansion of their service network, particularly across Asia. In addition BASF are commended for their proactive communication and support globally.
“Despite the challenges of the recent downturn, we have continued to receive excellent support from our suppliers. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise their efforts and show our appreciation,” said Andrew Lau, head of supply management for Linde's electronic gases business.
About The Linde Group
The Linde Gases Division, part of the Linde Group, is a leader in the international industrial and healthcare gases markets, providing compressed, bulk, specialty and medical gases, as well as chemicals to virtually all fields of industry globally. The company adds value to its customers’ businesses through the provision of state-of-the-art application technology, process know-how, services and equipment.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2009 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 11.2 billion. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on 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. Linde 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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