Carrier is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of energy-efficient air conditioning systems and part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Carrier is renowned for inventing and offer a comprehensive range of air conditioning system solutions for the home or office as well as for large commercial applications such as stadia, hospitals and shopping centres. Carrier also manufactures complementary products: controls, fan coils, air handling units and packaged systems.
Willis Haviland Carrier invented the world’s first mechanical air conditioning system in 1902. Since then research, creativity and constant innovations is the fundamental driving force behind the company’s philosophy, success and leadership.
Carrier Corporation (www.carrier.com) is the leader in providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems, components, controls and services for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications and food service equipment. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE:UTX).
The company has a network of research and development centres and 67 manufacturing facilities and seven lead design centres around the world. Carrier distributes to, and services its customers via a worldwide network of owned and independent distributors and dealers in more than 170 countries on six continents.
Carrier is the leader in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East/Africa, and has the broadest range of air conditioning equipment from 2 kW to 5 MW of capacity. In 2001-2004 Carrier had over 350 patents awarded in the US alone, double that of its nearest competitor.
United Technologies Corporation (www.utc.com) provides high-technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide through its industry-leading businesses: Carrier, Hamilton Sundstrand, Otis, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, UTC Fire & Security and UTC Power. It is the 42nd largest U.S. corporation (2007 list, Fortune) and the 60th largest publicly held manufacturer in the world (2007 list, Industry Week).
Our Mission and Purpose
To be our customers’ first choice for air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration solutions everywhere around the world. Carrier has clear sustainability targets and has won several awards for product and environmental achievements.
We make the world a better place to live in by creating a comfortable, productive and healthy environment, regardless of climate, and by ensuring the global food supply is transported and preserved for safe consumption.
Since 2000, even as Carrier’s revenues have grown by 75 percent, air emissions and water use have declined by more than 30 percent. In 2007 alone, we reduced our carbon footprint by 11 percent.
Carrier invests in its employees’ training and development and has approximately 43,000 staff worldwide.