Linde Digital Transformation

Linde Digital Transformation

Digitalization is changing people's everyday lives as well as the economic environment in which companies operate. The digital transformation will describe the evolutionary process by which - in this case - companies adapt to this digital change. In the following Linde's Digital Transformation will be described in detail.


Company name:Linde plc
Description:Linde plc has become the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial gases through the merger of the former competitors Praxair from the USA and the German Linde AG. The company’s core business is the production of industrial gases and plants that can be used for the production and extraction of gases.
Chief Digital Officer (CDO):Philipp Karmires

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Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Name: Philipp Karmires

Social Media Chief Digital Officer (CDO)


External Digitalization

Digitalization is changing the demands that customers and suppliers, but also the market itself, place on the company. External digitalization is about how the company presents itself to the outside world and how it deals with these new requirements in order to be able to continue to operate successfully in the market.

This is about answering the questions:

  • How can I design my product range to inspire the customer? (Raise Net Promoter Score)
  • How can I bring my products to market as quickly as possible? (Go-to-Market strategy)

Digital Unit external

Describes own companies, which deal intensively with the topic digitization and promote this topic. Digital Unit external and Digital Unit internal cannot always be clearly separated from each other.


Digital Business Model (Value Proposition)

A business model describes how a company creates value, communicates that value and records it as revenue. Digitalization creates entirely new ways in which a company can create value that can be integrated into existing business models. Value proposition is the core of the business model, as it determines the benefits a company can offer its customers. Existing companies must therefore review their business models (in particular value proposition) and determine whether a new approach created by digitization should be used to increase the benefits for the customer.

More about digital business model can be found here in the glossary: Business Model.

Improve productivity with gas technology


Digital Accelerators

Accelerators are institutions which support companies, e.g. through consulting, training or personnel, so that they can develop as quickly as possible. Normally these are startups that are helped by Accelerators. In this cooperation, a company already established on the market is supported, which faces new challenges or has to grow into the digital transformation.
More about Accelerators can be found here in the glossary: Accelerator.

Name:Startup Autobahn
Description:Innovation platform that connects startups of all development stages with industry-leading corporate partners to pilot their technology. All this with the aim to reach a successful production-ready implementation.

Digital Incubators

Incubators are facilities that create optimal conditions for a company to develop fully. Incubators are also usually associated with startups. In this context, incubators create optimal conditions for successfully integrating the changes associated with digitization into an existing company.
You can find out more about incubators here in the glossary: Incubator.


Digital Startups

Digital startups of the corporate.
More about Startups can be found here in the glossary: Startup.


Digital Hubs

Digital Hubs are outsourced premises of a company in which innovations are dedicated to the topic of digitization. By means of other work processes and unfastened corporate structures, the networking of internal and external expertise is intended to create digital innovations that drive the company forward.
You can find out more about Digital Hub here in the glossary: Digital Hub.

Name:Asia Pacific Digitalisation Hub
Description:The Asia Pacific Digitalization Hub was created to accelerate the discovery, development and testing of new digital technologies.
Together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the company has invested heavily to further develop the company’s digital capabilities and to lead the digital transformation of the gas and engineering industries.

More information can be foun here.


Apps of the corporate.
More about Apps can be found here in the glossary: App.

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Further Apps

App name:Linde Virtual World
Description:App from the Linde Healthcare division.
App provides a 3D insight into medical solutions for patients.
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Internal Digitalization

Refers to the digitization of internal company structures and processes. Here, the digitization of the company's own product and service chain is at the forefront.

This is about answering the questions:

  • How can I increase my productivity through even more digital processes?
  • How can I increase my productivity through even more digital processes?
  • How can I achieve faster results through even more digitalisation in the company?

Digital Unit internal

Describes internal company departments or even a direct subsidiary that deals intensively with the topic of digitization and drives it forward. Digital Unit external and Digital Unit internal cannot always be clearly separated from each other.

Digital Base CampThe Digital Base Camp sees itself as an accelerator within the company. The cam consists of an innovative team of developers, data experts and creatives. They use the extensive know-how of the traditional company and look for possibilities to implement these in new digital solutions, business fields, business models or services.

More information can be found here.

Digital Strategy

Describes the strategy, i.e. the long-term behavioural plan, of how a company wants to implement digitalization within the company.


Digital Governance

Digital Governance ensures that the digital strategy is properly implemented. And - vice versa - governance should serve to support the alignment of the digital architecture. It refers to the management and interaction with employees in connection with the implementation of digitalization in the company.


Digital Architecture

Digital Architecture describes the structure of corporate structures and areas that the company uses to implement digitalization in the best possible way.


Digital Processes

Digital processes refer to processes that the company uses to implement digitalization. Based on this, it is used for the internal digitalization. Usually they are implemented based on a business process map on different levels (e.g. level 1-5). Processes designed on level 1 are End-to-End (E2E) processes. Business Process Management (BPM) is the methodology to design and manage digital processes.


Digital Organization

Type of control of the business units that the company chooses to implement digitalization.

Acceleration TeamsTo implement the digital transformation, the company works with innovative as well as agile teams and programs that accelerate and drive the transformation process.

Digital Platform

Describes platforms that the company uses for implementation or as part of its digital strategy.

Linde Plantserv™ PortalLINDE PLANTSERV™ is a portal in which the customer can order spare parts, plan shutdowns, organise maintenance and repairs and monitor the condition of the system. All functions are bundled and made available via a user-friendly interface.

More information can be found here.

Digital Tools

Describes tools (e.g. programs) that the company uses to implement or within the framework of the digital strategy.


Posts regarding Linde

Videos regarding Linde Digital Transformation

Youtube: Programmatic Digital Transformation Pilots at Linde – Bootcamp Impressions
Youtube: Digitalisation at Linde – turn data into value and increase the convenience for customers
Youtube: Linde.Digital – Transformation Program in Canada

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See also

See also (glossary External Digitalization):

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