Linde Malaysia will invest €30 million to expand its gas and liquid production capacities to meet growing customer demands in central Malaysia.

A new facility will also form the cornerstone of a renewed and expanded oxygen supply scheme to Japanese manufacturer, Nippon Electric Glass Malaysia (NEGM).

Linde will construct and commission a new gas and liquid producing air separation unit (ASU) at its site in Hicom Industrial Estate, Hicom. The new ASU will be integrated into the pipeline supply network of existing plants which Linde operates in Bukit Raja and Hicom.

The investment will enable Linde to meet forecast growth in the central Malaysian region in the next decade. The expansion project is expected to be completed by 2018.

“For 20 years, Linde has supplied Nippon Electric Glass Malaysia with consistent and reliable gas solutions to fuel our manufacturing processes, growing together with us.

"We are delighted to be able to continue this relationship into the next decade,” said Mr Masaya Kubo, Managing Director, NEGM.

Mr Connell Zhang, Managing Director for Linde Malaysia, said: “Our latest investment further strengthens Linde’s position as a reliable and efficient provider of top quality industrial gases to NEGM and other customers in Malaysia.”

Available liquid product from this new investment will also serve the needs of customers from a variety of industries throughout central Malaysia, including glass, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage.