Bridgewater, N.J., U.S., May 08, 2017 – Linde Gas North America LLC today announced that it has purchased the assets and business of Transfill Equipment Supplies and Services, Inc., dba The TESS Company, a supplier of medical oxygen and cylinder testing and repair services to healthcare providers in the Southeast Region of the U.S.
Headquartered in Gallatin, Tennessee, The TESS Company also has facilities in Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, as well as Cave City, Kentucky. Its primary services include:
- Medical oxygen transfilling
- Cylinder requalifying and repair
“The purchase of The TESS Company is in line with Linde’s commitment to expand our reach to meet customers’ needs and to invest for growth in the Americas,” said Chris Ebeling, Vice – President Sales and Marketing for Linde North America, Inc., The TESS Company acquisition follows Linde’s recent purchase of The Service Center LLC, a similar company serving customers in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S.
“We are delighted to welcome the TESS team to the Linde family” Ebeling said. “The TESS Company’s capabilities complement Linde’s world class line of medical gases and devices, and will further enhance and broaden our services,” Ebeling said. “It strengthens our ability to be a one-stop shop to meet the requirements of the national network of healthcare providers.”
“As founders and owners of The TESS Company for the last 19 years, Kent and I would like to thank our employees for their years of dedicated service and assure our customers that we have the complete confidence in the professionalism and service excellence of The Linde Group.” stated David W. Graves, President/CEO, of The TESS Company.
About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 16.948 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com