• 1879

    Linde was established in Wiesbaden in Germany.
  • 1880

    Arthur and Leon Brin take out the first patent on a process for separating oxygen.
  • 1886

    Brin's Oxygen Company is founded.
  • 1895

    Carl von Linde obtained a patent for air liquefaction, five years later winning a Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair for an air liquefier.
  • 1969

    Brin's Oxygen Company was shortened - due to the international nature of the business - to just 'BOC'.
  • 2002

    BOC and Linde announced a strategic partnership in air separation and synthetic gas plants.
  • 2006

    This close working relationship led to the formation of a single entity, The Linde Group.