In 1931, the economic recession profoundly affected the global economy; in Colombia the effects reached major proportions that prompted many investors to develop industries and so it was necessary to replace imported products . This situation prompted a group of German immigrants, in conjunction with some Colombians found in Barranquilla, on 10 October 1931, the National Factory of oxygen and Metal Products S.A. FANO Later, in 1939 as a result of the Second World War , German investors FANO S.A. they decided to sell their contributions to the house AGA of Sweden, negotiation is logged in 1942 and for which the company adopted the name of AGA FANO. Inc.
A new beginning, as Linde Colombia
In 2000 , the German group Linde acquires AGA product of a series of acquisitions and mergers of a global nature that began to build in the market for industrial and medical gases. Proceeds from these movements the Linde Group understood that its global presence was a great challenge because of the cultural and business differences of all companies making up the group, so he embarked on a project that sought to identify best practices and build a new corporate culture let him make the difference.
As part of this process, in March 2010 AGA FANO SA changed its name to Linde Colombia SA, achieving share strategies , technology and know - how with its parent company, reaffirming its position as the local market leader in industrial and medical gases.