Ceylon Oxygen Limited (COL), a member of The Linde Group, is the leading industrial gas supplier in Sri Lanka since 1936. COL manufactures and distributes industrial, specialty and medical gases, welding products, and provides a range of related services including the installation of gas equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services. COL is present in all the major industrial areas across the country and is committed to delivering quality and reliable services and solutions that create value for its customers.
|1936||Incorporated as a fully owned subsidiary of British Oxygen Company International Limited.|
|1949||Renamed Ceylon Oxygen and Acetylene Company and established first gaseous oxygen plant in Sri Lanka.|
Renamed Ceylon Oxygen Limited (COL).
|1959||Moved its head office to Mattakkuliya from Kotahena.|
Vested in the Government of Sri Lanka on 5 November.
|1981||Inaugurated the first nitrous oxide plant in Sri Lanka.|
Inaugurated the first air separation plant in Sri Lanka with a productioncapacity of 400m3/hr in Mattakkuliya; Acquired first liquid oxygen customer, Ceylon Government Railway.
Privatised on 27 November, with majority shares owned by Norsk Hydro A.S. of Norway.
|1995||Inaugurated the first carbon dioxide plant in Sri Lanka, capable of producing liquid carbon dioxide and gaseous carbon dioxide and dry ice.|
Opened sales depot in Anuradhapura.
Through a demerger transaction in accordance with Norwegian
|2010||Linde acquired COL on 15 October, COL became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Linde Group.|
|2011||Celebrated 75 years of operations in Sri Lanka.|