Vodafone has been selected by The Linde Group, a world-leading industrial gases and engineering company, to provide mobile voice and data services in 27 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Under the four-year agreement, Vodafone Global Enterprise - the business within Vodafone which manages the communications needs of its largest multinational customers - will provide Linde with mobile services that will simplify the management of the Group’s international mobile communications. Vodafone Global Enterprise will also help Linde to standardise its mobile communications spend and deliver enhanced cost transparency.
Nick Jeffery, Vodafone Global Enterprise CEO, said: “Like other multinational companies, Linde wants to manage its global mobility needs as simply and effectively as possible while reducing costs. We have the scale, the tools and the expertise to deliver worry-free business communication services that will give Linde the competitive edge it needs.”
Christoph Clausen, Chief Procurement Officer at The Linde Group said: “After a thorough selection process Linde chose Vodafone as it provided us with the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution. As we follow our strategy to be a High Performance Organisation, mobility services are key to delivering sustainable process optimisation and efficiency gains. Vodafone offers us the ability to harmonise our mobility requirements whilst leveraging Vodafone’s global presence.”
Vodafone Global Enterprise will offer Linde a range of services including:
- Voice and data services;
- Spend Manager, which will provide an overview of Linde’s mobile spend and usage across multiple countries and multiple communications providers;
- A dedicated account team.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 382 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 30 June 2011. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com
About Vodafone Global Enterprise
Vodafone Global Enterprise provides managed communications services to many of the world’s leading global companies. It supports communications wherever its customers are present: in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Vodafone was positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Pan-Western European Mobile Service Providers and the Magic Quadrant for Telecom Expense Management. For further information, please visit www.enterprise.vodafone.com
About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 49,100 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 12.868 bn. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based 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. Linde 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
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