Linde Canada has acquired Distribution Equiprotek, an
independent safety equipment distributor headquartered in
Chicoutimi, Quebec .
Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America and a
member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and
"The acquisition of Distribution Equiprotek strengthens Linde
Canada's ability to supply safety products to municipal,
industrial and commercial customers in Quebec , which is a
key market for our extensive line of safety products," said
Chris Ebeling vice president and general manager for
The Distribution Equiprotek operation, established in 2007,
will be integrated into Linde Canada's branch in Chicoutimi
"This consolidation will allow us to serve our customers in
the Chicoutimi area more effectively and efficiently,"
Linde Canada specializes in industrial, medical and specialty
gases, as well as welding and cutting equipment and safety
Financial terms were not disclosed.