Chapter 11. Industrial Gases – Growth by Continued Self-Renewal

  1. Dr. Florian Budde Director3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Utz-Hellmuth Felcht Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO)4 and
  3. Dr. Heiner Frankemölle Director5
  1. Dr. Aldo Belloni1 and
  2. Lennart Selander2

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612246.ch11

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry, Second Edition

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Belloni, A. and Selander, L. (2005) Industrial Gases – Growth by Continued Self-Renewal, in Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry, Second Edition (eds F. Budde, U.-H. Felcht and H. Frankemölle), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527612246.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    McKinsey & Company, Inc., Taunustor 2, 60311 Frankfurt/M., Germany

  2. 4

    Degussa AG, Bennigsenplatz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

  3. 5

    McKinsey & Company, Inc., Magnusstrasse 11, 50672 Cologne, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Linde AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany

  2. 2

    Linde AG, Gas & Engineering, Seitnerstr. 70, 82049 Höllriegelskreuth, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312665

Online ISBN: 9783527612246

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Keywords:

  • chemical industry;
  • industrial gases;
  • stability;
  • one hundred years of success;
  • fit for the future;
  • challenges

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘The Invisible Industry’: Stability and Profitability

    • Industry Characteristics

    • Key Players

    • Financial Performance

  • One Hundred Years of Success: the Winning Ingredients

  • Fit for the Future: Ready to Meet the Challenges

    • Continued Operational Efficiency Improvements

    • Managing Capital Investments

    • Maintaining Growth

      • Expanding into Emerging Markets

      • Developing New Business Models

  • Summary