US company acquires Australian HVAC business

United Technologies (UTC) has acquired the commercial HVAC product sales and commercial service divisions of AHI-Carrier (Australia), a UTC joint venture in Australia.

The newly acquired organisation will conduct business as Carrier Australia, a part of UTC Climate, Controls and Security.

Carrier Australia operates in nine locations nationally and delivers a wide range of HVAC solutions and services.

As part of UTC Climate, Controls and Security, Carrier Australia will have direct access to established global Carrier operations, factories and engineering centers, leading to closer collaboration and even stronger product offerings for customers.

Carrier Australia Managing Director John Sherry 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 and Security’s global resources in terms of products, engineering, sales and marketing initiatives.”

UTC Climate, Controls and Security President, Southeast Asia, Oon Wee Chin said, “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.”

Carrier Australia will also be closely connected to UTC Climate, Controls and Security’s existing local operations through Chubb Australasia, and will benefit from Chubb’s established infrastructure and presence.

“The synergy with Carrier Australia strengthens the full range of integrated, innovative and sustainable building solutions for customers,” said Chubb Australasia President Mark Brisson.

In addition, Carrier Australia employees will have access to world-class UTC programs, such as the UTC Employee Scholar Program.

“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,” Mr Sherry said.

The remaining residential, light commercial and Totaline parts business segments have transferred to a new entity, AHIC (Australia), which will continue to be owned by AHI-Carrier FZC.             

Carrier Australia will continue to serve customers with product and service offerings that ensure a comprehensive suite of next generation products and segment-leading solutions.

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