Pentair Plc engages in the business of industrial manufacturing. It specializes in equipment protection to water, fluid, and in thermal management. It operates through the following segments: Water Quality Systems, Flow & Filtration Solutions and Technical Solutions. The Water Quality Systems segment designs, manufactures, markets and services innovative water system products and solutions for filtration and fluid management solutions for food and beverage, water, swimming pools and aquaculture applications. The Flow & Filtration Solutions segment designs, manufactures, markets and services solutions for the filtration, separation, flow and fluid management in agriculture, food and beverage processing, water supply and disposal and a variety of industrial applications. The Technical Solutions segment designs, manufactures, markets and services products that guard and protect some of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment, as well as heat management solutions designed to provide thermal protection to temperature sensitive fluid applications, engineered electrical, and fastening products for electrical, mechanical and civil applications. The company was founded by Murray Harpole, Vern Stone, Vincent Follmer, Leroy Nelson, and Gary Ostrand on August 31, 1966 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.