Official Opening of Linde Material Handling Malaysia (LMH-MY) and Linde Material Handling Thailand (LMH-TH)

November, 2013 – Linde Material Handling has expanded into growth markets in Asia with the addition of 2 new branches, namely in Thailand and Malaysia.Together with Singapore branch which will be celebrating the 20th year of setup in 2014, Linde Material Handling will now have 3 branches operating in Southeast Asia.The opening ceremony in Thailand was blessed with the traditional Thai nine monks ceremony, and in Malaysia the ribbon-cutting ceremony was celebrated with the presence of Mr. CP Quek, Member of KION Executive Board, Chief Asia Pacific Officer, and President of Linde Material Handling Asia Pacific, and Mr. SC Tee, Managing Director of KION South Asia and Executive Director of Linde Material Handling for the South and Southeast Asia Area.The opening ceremony was witnessed by our employees in both locations while signing on the plaque with the commitment of “We Can, We Do, We Do Well”.
At the opening ceremony, Mr CP Quek said: “The establishment of both entities is part of KION and Linde MH growth strategy in emerging markets like Asia, and we are proud to welcome our employees in Thailand and Malaysia as part of the big family of more than 3500 employees across Asia”.

Following the opening ceremony, both entities also received Mr. Christophe Lautray, Board Member and Chief Sales Officer of Linde Material Handling in the Tree Planting Ceremony.In Thailand, the Jackfruit and Siam Richman trees symbolizing support and prosperity in local Thai context was planted, while in Malaysia, the Tangerine plant also symbolizing luck and prosperity in Chinese tradition was planted.At the tree planting ceremony, Mr SC Tee said: “The trees will “grow together” like our business and our people in both countries, and hope to see both fruit trees (the Jackfruit and the Tangerine) “bear fruits” just as our business prosper in both countries”.At the end of the event, Mr Christophe Lautray said: “The formation of these entities shows Linde Material Handling strong commitment to the market, as well as better service and support to our channel partners and end-customers”.