Praxair, Inc. engages in designs, engineers, manufactures, and operates facilities that produce and distribute industrial gases. It operates through the following segments: North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Surface Technologies. The North America segment offers production facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The Europe segment includes production facilities in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Benelux region, Scandinavia, and Russia which include cryogenic air separation plants. The South America segment covers cryogenic air separation plants, located in Brazil. The Asia segment comprises of production facilities located in China, Korea, India, and Thailand, which are cryogenic air separation plants. The Surface Technologies segment consists of coating services and manufactures coating equipment. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, CT.