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BOC is planning to build a £20m acetylene manufacturing plant at its site in Stallingborough next year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
02-Nov-2011


BOC, the industrial gases group, is to be acquired by Linde of Germany for £8bn.
07-Mar-2006


BOC Group has acquired G Van Dongen Holdings, the temperature-controlled transport operator with seven companies in the Netherlands and Spain, in order to expand its Gist division.
06-Sep-2005


BOC has sold its packaged gases business in the US to Airgas for up to £110m, including medical, industrial and speciality gases.
28-Jan-2004


BOC Group is to acquire the Canadian packaged gas and related welding equipment business of Air Products for about £25m, including four filling plants and 25 branch locations.
12-Mar-2003


BOC has acquired Environmental Management Corporation, the US water services company, for £32m.
22-Oct-2002


BOC has acquired the Polish subsidiary of Praxair for £33m, in order to expand its industrial gases business.
29-Aug-2002


BOC is to acquire the UK industrial gases business of Enron for about £10m, including compression facilities at a Teesside power plant.
06-Jun-2002


BOC is to acquire Unique Gas & Petrochemicals of Thailand for £31m, and is now planning to make further bolt-on acquisitions in Asia.
17-May-2002


BOC is to invest £70m in an industrial gases joint venture in Nanjing, China, with Sinopec YPC, which will involve the acquisition of three existing air separation units and the construction of a new facility.
10-Apr-2002


BOC has reached agreement to acquire Seiko Instruments' turbo molecular pumps business in Japan for about £70m.
06-Feb-2002


BOC is setting up a £5.3m micro cylinder plant in Leatherhead to produce gas cylinders for Powderject's needle-free injection system, with the creation of 25 jobs.
22-May-2001


BOC, the industrial gases company, has abandoned an agreed £7.4bn takeover by Air Liquide of France and Air Products of the US, having failed to win approval from the Federal Trade Commission for a series of asset disposals in the US.
15-May-2000


BOC has agreed a £7.2bn joint takeover bid from Air Liquide of France and Air Products of the US, which will result in the group being broken up along geographical lines.
13-Jul-1999


BOC is acquiring the chemical management division of FSI International of the US for £24m.
10-Jun-1999


BOC has agreed the sale of its German and Benelux gases operations to Air Liquide of France for £112m.
27-Nov-1998


BOC has started work on a new £40m air separation plant at Teesside, which will supply oxygen and nitrogen to British Steel.
06-May-1997