The Linde Group

General description of the company

In the 2017 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 17.113 bn, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 58,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde’s Gases Division is a world leader in the international gases market, supplying industrial, specialty and medical gases. Linde’s Engineering Division is successful throughout the world with its focus on promising market segments such as olefin plants, natural gas plants and air separation plants, as well as hydrogen and synthesis gas plants.


  • Secondment of ESR
  • Transfer of Concepts into Different Sectors of Chemical Engineering

Key Persons

Christian Matten: Head of Equipment Process Design (Columns separators, reactors), Engineering Division; Member of FRI and GVT; Leading AK2 (Heat & mass transfer); Training of ESR 4 in Separation Process Design

Dr. Rainer Hoffmann: Senior scientist in Process Development Unit; Expert for thermal separation processes; Training of ESR 4 in process analysis and instrumentation