Linde Plc is a global industrial gases and engineering company. It designs and builds equipment that produces industrial gases. The company also offers gas production and processing services such as olefin plants, natural gas plants, air separation plants, hydrogen and synthesis gas plants and other types of plants. Its primary products are atmospheric gases and process gases. The company operates through the following reportable segments: Americas, EMEA APAC and Engineering. The Americas segment operates production facilities primarily in the United Sates, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The EMEA segment has production facilities primarily in Germany, France, Sweden, the Republic of South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The APAC segment has production facilities located primarily in China, Australia, India, South Korea and Thailand. The Engineering segment designs and constructs turnkey process plants for third-party customers as well as for the gases businesses in many locations worldwide. Linde was founded by Carl Paul Gottfried von Lind in 1879 and is headquartered in Woking, the United Kingdom.