Linde plc engages in the production and distribution of industrial gases. It operates through the following segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia and South Pacific (APAC); Engineering; and Other. The America segment operates production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The EMEA segment comprises of production facilities in Germany, France, Sweden, the Republic of South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The APAC segment consists production facilities located primarily in China, Australia, India, South Korea, and Thailand The Engineering segment designs and manufactures equipment for air separation and other industrial gas applications. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Guildford, the United Kingdom.