Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG is a holding company, which engages in the business of developing, producing, and selling chocolate products. It operates through the following segments: Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. The Europe segment consists of European companies and business units including Russia. The North America segment includes companies in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The Rest of the World segment involves companies in Australia, Japan, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, and Brazil as well as the business units distributors and duty free. The company was founded by Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann and David Sprüngli-Schwarz in 1845 and is headquartered in Kilchberg, Switzerland.