UTC acquire new Australian HVAC business

AUSTRALIA – United Technologies have today announced that they have acquired the commercial HVAC product sales and commercial service divisions of AHI-Carrier (Australia) Pty Ltd, which had previously been a UTC joint venture in Australia. The newly acquired entity will henceforth operate under the name Carrier Australia Pty Ltd (Carrier Australia), a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Carrier Australia currently operate across nine locations in Australia and provide a wide range of commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions and services. As a result of now becoming part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Carrier Australia will henceforth have direct access to established global Carrier operations, factories and engineering centers, which the group claims will lead to closer collaboration and improved product offerings for its customers.

Commenting on today’s announcement, John Sherry, the managing director for Carrier Australia, said;
“We’re excited about the opportunities this will bring. For Carrier Australia, the acquisition will facilitate closer collaboration as well as more direct access to UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s global resources in terms of products, engineering, sales and marketing initiatives.”

Oon Wee Chin, the president of UTC Climate, Controls & Security in Southeast Asia, also commented on the new developments, adding “Our ability to offer more complete building solutions is a crucial differentiator for us, and this acquisition continues to build that capability, positioning us to even better serve our customers.”

UTC’s acquisition of Carrier Australia means that the company will also be closely connected to UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s existing local operations through Chubb Australasia, and is expected to benefit from Chubb’s established infrastructure and presence.

Mark Brisson, the president of Chubb Australasia, also welcomed the acquisition, saying “The synergy with Carrier Australia strengthens the full range of integrated, innovative and sustainable building solutions for customers.”

UTC have also claimed that the acquisition will be to the advantage of Carrier Australia employees as they will now have access to UTC programs, such as the UTC Employee Scholar Program.

John Sherry highlighted the advantages of the change for existing staff, declaring “Our staff will benefit from one of the world’s most comprehensive, company-sponsored employee education programs, which offers company-paid tuition, books and fees for employees to pursue a degree of their choice, whether or not it is related to their job.”

Today’s statement further disclosed that the remaining residential, light commercial and Totaline parts business segments have also transferred to a new entity, AHIC (Australia) Pty Ltd, which will continue to be owned by AHI-Carrier FZC.

Carrier Australia claim that the structural changes mean that the company will continue to serve customers with product and service offerings that help guarantee a comprehensive suite of next generation products and segment-leading solutions.