Coca-Cola China Recognizes Praxair Beijing as "Best Quality" Supplier in China

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SHANGHAI, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxair, Inc. (PX) received Coca-Cola China's 2013 Best Quality Supplier Award at its 2013 Sustainable Supplier Summit in Shanghai.

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Praxair works with Coca-Cola globally, supplying the company with carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen. The company has supplied CO2 to Coca-Cola bottling plants in China since the late 1990's, including Beijing and Tianjin in northern China and the Anhui, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces, as well as Shanghai in eastern China. In China, Coca-Cola uses the CO2 for the production of non-alcoholic sparkling beverages.

Praxair Beijing achieved the highest score among all suppliers on a rigorous on-site assessment review. The assessment included reviews of the company's raw materials, quality-control systems, customer service, and its finished products. Coca-Cola also took into consideration the consistency of Praxair's CO2 products and the overall reliability of its supply to the company.

"It is an honor to be recognized for our quality and reliability by Coca-Cola China, a business known for its world-class quality standards," said Dr. Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. "I'm proud of everyone on our team who has worked so closely with Coca-Cola and was instrumental in Praxair receiving this award. It's our great teamwork across operations, sales, customer service, logistics and distribution that enable us to make such a difference for our customers."

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a US Fortune 250 company with 2013 sales of $12 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide( http://www.praxair.com/international-locations ). The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases( http://www.praxair.com/gases ), and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services( http://www.praxair.com/services ), and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace( http://www.praxair.com/industries/aerospace-and-aircraft ), chemicals( http://www.praxair.com/industries/chemicals ), food and beverage( http://www.praxair.com/industries/food-and-beverage ), electronics( http://www.praxair.com/industries/electronics ), energy( http://www.praxair.com/industries/energy ), healthcare( http://www.praxair.com/industries/healthcare-and-medical ), manufacturing, metals, and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at http://www.praxair.com.

About Praxair China

Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd. is a leading industrial gas provider in China headquartered in Shanghai. It has 23 wholly owned companies, 11 joint ventures, and over 1,400 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at http://www.praxair.com.cn.

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