Linde India opens women operated packaged gas plant in Trichy

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Linde India Limited said that it has opened its first-ever women operated packaged gas plant (PGP) in Trichy, Tamil Nadu.

John Panikar – Linde Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific said: “We at Linde realize the importance and necessity for Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce and are rising to the occasion. The Trichy plant shows our resolve for the same.

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“This plant is a women lead packaged gas plant that will serve the medical and industrial gases demand in and around Trichy. It is a first for Linde globally.”

Linde India opens women operated packaged gas plant in Trichy

Linde India opens women operated packaged gas plant in Trichy. Photo courtsy of Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

According to Linde India, the Trichy packaged gases plant began operations in 2007 with oxygen filling with a target to cater to local hospitals. Presently, the packaged gas plant meets the medical demand in and around Trichy inside a radius of 50km, and industrial markets in Central and South Tamil Nadu.

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Abhijit Banerjee – Linde India Managing Director said: “We felt that it was a great opportunity to do something different. Because people believe that manufacturing requires brute muscle and hard lifting, core manufacturing has historically been seen as a male bastion. However, the industry has advanced.”

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