Georg Fischer AG engages in the manufacture and distribution of components and systems to the industrial and automotive sectors. It operates through the following segments: GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions. The GF Piping Systems segment supplies piping systems made of plastics and metal. The GF Casting Solutions segment develops and manufactures cast components and systems for the global automotive industry, aerospace and energy markets, off-highway vehicles as well as for industrial applications. The GF Machining Solutions segment provides solutions to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The company was founded by Johann Conrad Fischer on June 3, 1802 and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.