Praxair, Inc. is an industrial gas supplier in North and South America. It 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 operates production facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The Europe segment has production facilities primarily in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Benelux region, Scandinavia, and Russia which include approximately 60 cryogenic air separation plants. The South America segment covers more than 45 cryogenic air separation plants, primarily located in Brazil. The Asia segment has production facilities located in China, Korea, India, and Thailand, 55 of which are cryogenic air separation plants. The Surface Technologies segment offers coating services and manufactures coating equipment. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, CT.