MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde Americas announced that the company will be moving its headquarters for North and South America from Murray Hill and New Providence, New Jersey, to a new facility at the Somerset Corporate Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The move, which demonstrates Linde's continued commitment to the state of New Jersey, is scheduled to begin this summer.
"We want to provide our employees with a state-of-the-art work environment that will enable Linde to safely and reliably serve its customers and achieve profitable growth in the Americas," said Pat Murphy, President of Linde Americas. "Our company has maintained a presence in Murray Hill since the 1940s. Over the years, we have made substantial investments and have expanded our presence in this location. After an exhaustive study, however, we concluded that Linde now requires a new office space solution to meet current and future needs. The new facility in Bridgewater offers a more modern and appropriately sized work environment that will enable Linde to remain in New Jersey, close to the epicenter of where our employees currently live."
Murphy added that New Jersey's pro-business government policies and commitment to public-private partnership for economic success incentivized Linde to keep its Americas headquarters in the state.
"We are extremely grateful that Linde chose to stay in New Jersey and open its new modern headquarters in Bridgewater. This move will help support the company's future as it grows and thrives here," said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. "Linde has had a presence in the United States for over a century and has become a strong link in New Jersey's economy."
"Approximately 450 Linde headquarters employees will relocate to the Bridgewater facility, beginning this summer," Murphy said. "Employees representing our application technology team and a few other key teams will continue to remain in Murray Hill for at least the next two years."
Linde Americas is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 17.047 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable 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. The company 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 www.linde.com.
SOURCE Linde North America, Inc.