Carrier Corporation is a leader in providing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems, controls, services and sustainable building solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, food service and transportation applications. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).
To be our customers’ first choice for air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration solutions everywhere around the world.
We make the world a better place to live 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.
$11.4 billion in 2009
1902 – Willis Carrier invents the world’s first mechanical air conditioner.
1906 – U.S. patent issued for “Apparatus for Treating Air”
1915 – Carrier Engineering Corp. is founded in New York.
1922 – Carrier develops a new coolant and a centrifugal refrigerating machine that enables the cooling of public spaces, changing the face of urban architecture.
1939 – Carrier invents a system for air conditioning skyscrapers.
1965 – Carrier installs ground-based environmental control systems for the Apollo-Saturn V moon program.
1979 – UTC acquires Carrier, the world’s largest manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
1986 – Carrier establishes first of several joint ventures in China.
1996 – Carrier introduces its first product line of high efficiency residential air conditioners and heat pumps using the environmentally sound, non-ozone-depleting Puron® refrigerant.
1999 – Carrier enters into a global joint venture with Toshiba Corp. of Japan, a leader in residential and light commercial air conditioning ventilation equipment and compressors.
2004 – Carrier acquires Linde AG’s commercial refrigeration business and Automated Logic Corp., which installs building automation systems to improve energy efficiency and productivity in buildings
2008 – Carrier establishes a joint venture with Midea in China; acquires NORESCO to expand energy solutions capabilities and Maingate building automation company in china
2009 – Carrier acquires Sinostride building controls company in China
Carrier was among the first companies to set energy reduction goals for our factories in 1988. This led to our first company-wide global environmental, health and safety goals in 1997. More recently, from 2000 to 2009, Carrier reduced its air emissions by 76 percent and water usage by 52 percent on an absolute basis. Since 2006, we have lowered our greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent. Carrier is the first company in the HVACR industry to directly incorporate sustainability into its brand through the use of a stylized green leaf which emphasizes the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
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.
• The Sistine Chapel in Rome
• Singapore Expo, Asia's largest exhibition center
• The Great Hall of the People in Beijing
• George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Mount Vernon, Virginia
• Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy
• 2010 Commonwealth Games India
• World Expo Shanghai 2010
• Aldi Süd
• Delhi International Airport
• Holland America Cruise Line
• Shanghai World Financial Center
• Tour Granite office tower (Paris)
• 2008 Beijing Games – 69% of HVAC contracts awarded including the Water Cube and Bird’s Nest
• Mayo Clinic (U.S.)
2009 – First prize in India’s Manufacturers of BEE Star Labeled Appliances (air-conditioners) Sector and Top Rank in the Consumer Goods Manufacturing Sector
2009 – Carrier plants in Indiana and North Carolina were LEED certified, making them two of only 11 manufacturing facilities in the world to achieve LEED status for existing buildings
2009 – Carrier’s Carlyle Compressor Stone Mountain facility named one of the 10 best plants in North America by IndustryWeek magazine
2008 – Awarded the Environmental Pioneer in Cooling award for carbon dioxide refrigeration systems (U.K.)
2008 – IndustryWeek magazine names Carrier’s Huntington facility a top 10 plant in North America
2008 – First prize in India’s National Energy Conservation Awards
2008 – Consumers Digest Premium Best Buy for Infinity™ heat pump (U.S.)
2008 – Featured in six winning projects of the 2008 Builder’s Choice Awards which showcase excellence in home design (U.S.)
2007 – Ministry of Construction award for being one of the top 10 international companies for energy efficiency in China
2007 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection award in recognition of the company’s achievements in helping restore the earth’s ozone layer (U.S.)
2007 – AHR (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation Award to Aquaforce® chiller (U.S.)
2007 – Home Magazine Building Product Awards for innovation and energy efficiency to Infinity™ system (U.S.)
2009 – Launches CO2OLtecTM food retail system which uses carbon dioxide, a natural refrigerant. In cool climates, such as in Northern Europe, the system can increase energy efficiency by up to 10 percent compared to systems using conventional refrigerants.
2009 – Launches AquaForce® 30XW water-cooled chiller, which is up to 20 percent more efficient than its predecessor
2009 – Launches Vector® 6500 trailer refrigeration unit, which generates up to 30 percent fewer emissions than U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
2008 – Launches AvantACTM All-Electric bus system, the first of its kind in North America to provide constant passenger cooling regardless of vehicle engine speed
2007 – Introduces new 23XRV Evergreen® chiller with Foxfire® compression technology, the world’s most efficient chiller with non ozone-depleting refrigerant; also launches PrimeLINE® container unit with a reduced carbon footprint and 30 percent lower life cycle costs compared with competing units
2007 – Pilots a refrigeration system for retail stores that uses natural refrigerant carbon dioxide.
2007 – Introduces Hybrid Heat® system that switches between electricity and gas to lower energy costs for the homeowner
2006 – Launches Infinity® Air Purifier that captures and kills airborne allergens, bacteria, molds and viruses
2006 – Launches a new range of ducted split systems with efficiencies up to 21 SEER for the U.S. market
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 37th largest U.S. corporation (2009 list, Fortune) and the 61st largest publicly held manufacturer in the world (2009 list, Industry Week).
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