Pentair Plc operates as global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions. It operates through its segments: Valves and Controls, Process Technologies, Flow Technologies and Technical Solutions. The Valves and Controls segment designs, manufactures, markets and services valves, fittings, automation and controls and actuators. The Process Technologies segment designs, manufactures, markets and services innovative water system products and solutions to meet filtration, separation and fluid process management challenges in food and beverage, water, wastewater, swimming pools and aquaculture applications. The Flow Technologies segment designs, manufactures and markets products and services designed for the transfer and flow of clean water, wastewater and a variety of industrial applications. The Technical Solutions segment designs, manufactures, markets and services products that guard and protect some of the worlds sensitive electronics and electronic equipment, as well as heat management solutions designed to provide thermal protection to temperature sensitive fluid applications. The company was founded on September 28, 2012 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.