Following its change in May 2007 from The Linde Group, BOC Edwards announced that it will become Edwards, effective immediately. CCMP Capital purchased BOC Edwards’ equipment business from The Linde Group in May 2007. This newly independent, privately owned company will now be known to the industry as Edwards – a global company with over 4,000 employees.

Edwards has been a leader in vacuum technology for nearly 100 years. It was acquired by The BOC Group in 1968 and became BOC Edwards in 1997. The BOC Group was acquired by The Linde Group in September 2006.