EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 52000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-05-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 3000
Planned Job Reductions max: 3000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 52,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide, has announced 3,000 job losses worldwide due to a drop in sales of 7.6 % in the 1st quarter of 2009. There is no further information on where the job losses will occur and when they will be implemented by. Negotiations with the works council have not yet started.