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Linde Canada acquires Cen-Alta Welding Supplies

20140305133350enprnprn-linde-north-america-logo-1y-1394026430mrApril 28, 2014 - Linde Canada Ltd. has acquired Cen-Alta Welding Supplies Ltd., an independent industrial gases equipment distributor headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.


April 28, 2014
By Linde Canada

20140305133350enprnprn-linde-north-america-logo-1y-1394026430mrApril 28, 2014 – Linde Canada Ltd. has acquired Cen-Alta Welding
Supplies Ltd., an independent industrial gases equipment distributor
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America, Inc., and a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Cen-Alta Welding Supplies, Ltd, established in 1983, is a distributor of cutting and welding gases and equipment serving customers in central and southern Alberta.

Chris Ebeling, vice president and general manager for Linde Canada, said, "Cen-Alta is highly recognized for exceptional customer service and responsiveness to customer issues. The acquisition of Cen-Alta Welding strengthens Linde Canada's position in this important market, which is a key part of our overall Canadian growth strategy."

Cen-Alta Welding serves customers in the oil and gas, agriculture and construction industries from central Alberta to the U.S. border. The company operates branches in Calgaryand Red Deer. Linde Canada operates a gases fill plant and a sales branch in Calgary, a combination fill plant/branch in Edmonton and four additional branches in Alberta.

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 over 70 stores located throughout Canada or online via our e-commerce site at shop.lindecanada.com.

This acquisition will also allow Cen-Alta Welding cylinder gas customers to access Linde Canada's Individual Cylinder Control (ICC) service, which offers a professional approach to cylinder tracking and management that saves customers both time and money. ICC is able to track back cylinders to their original account holder even if returned via another company. "This service can potentially save customers thousands of dollars in lost cylinder charges," Ebeling said.

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