Linde AG is a holding company, which engages in the gas and engineering business. It operates through the following segments: Gases Division, Engineering Division and Gist Division. The Gases Division produces, sells, and distributes gases for applications in industry, medicine, environmental protection, and research and development. The Engineering Division designs and operates turnkey olefin plants; plants for the production of hydrogen and synthesis gases; and air separation and pharmaceutical plants. The Gist Division which offers a range of solutions to transform supply chains. The company was founded by Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde on June 21, 1879 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.