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Carrier Global Corporation
Company typePublic
PredecessorUnited Technologies
FoundedJune 26, 1915; 108 years ago (1915-06-26) in Syracuse, New York, U.S.
FounderWillis Carrier
HeadquartersPalm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Dave Gitlin (CEO)
Revenue Increase US$22.1 billion (2023)
Decrease US$2.30 billion (2023)
Decrease US$1.35 billion (2023)
Total assetsIncrease US$32.8 billion (2023)
Total equityIncrease US$9.01 billion (2023)
Number of employees
53,000 (2023)
ParentUnited Technologies (1979–2020) Concepcion-Carrier Air-Conditioning Company. (Philippines)
Footnotes / references

Carrier Global Corporation is an American multinational heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, and fire and security equipment corporation based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Carrier was founded in 1915 as an independent company manufacturing and distributing HVAC systems, and has since expanded to include manufacturing commercial refrigeration and food service equipment, and fire and security technologies.

As of 2022, it was a $20.4 billion company with over 52,000 employees serving customers in 160 countries on six continents.[2][3]

Carrier was acquired by United Technologies in 1979, but it was spun off as an independent company 41 years later in 2020, as was the Otis Elevator Company.[4][5]


Willis Carrier is credited with inventing modern air conditioning in July 1902.

In 1908, the Carrier Air Conditioner Company of America was created as a subsidiary of the Buffalo Forge Company, with Willis Carrier as its vice president.[6]

With the onset of World War I in late 1914, the Buffalo Forge Company, where Carrier had been employed for 12 years, decided to confine its activities entirely to manufacturing. The result was that in 1915, Carrier and six other engineers pooled $32,600 to form the Carrier Engineering Corporation.[5] They purchased their first factory in 1920, in Newark, New Jersey.

The corporation bearing his name marketed its air conditioner to the residential market in the 1950s, which led to formerly sparsely populated areas such as the American Southwest becoming home to sprawling suburbs.[citation needed]

In 1955, Carrier merged with Affiliated Gas Equipment, Inc., which owned the Bryant Heater Co., Day & Night Water Heater Co., and Payne Furnace & Supply Co.[7]

Carrier Corporation was acquired by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in July 1979.[8] Prior to the acquisition by UTC, Carrier Corporation was known as the Carrier Air Conditioning Company.

International Comfort Products (ICP), headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, was acquired by Carrier in 1999. In the 1990s, Carrier stopped using the "Day & Night" brand (which was the "D" in the BDP division, or Bryant-Day & Night-Payne) but it was revived in 2006 by ICP.

In 2001, Carrier was the "world's largest manufacturer of air-conditioning, heating, and refrigerator equipment" with a "total employment of 42,600" and a revenue of $8.9 billion. Carrier announced that it would be closing its DeWitt, New York plant. This led to the layoff of 1,000 employees.[9]

On March 15, 2004, Carrier acquired the refrigeration subsidiary of Linde.[10]

In 2006, Carrier acquired Sensitech, Inc., a provider of logistics and tracking technologies based in Beverly, Massachusetts.[11]

An early Carrier industrial air conditioner

In early 2008, Carrier acquired Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI), an environmental and green building consulting company based in the United States. The company has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council for its factories in Charlotte, NC, and Huntington, IN (2009), Shanghai, China (2010), and Monterrey, Mexico (2011).[12]

In September 2013, Carrier, Otis, and United Technologies Fire and Security were combined into one subsidiary, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. In 2016, Otis was split off, with the remainder becoming UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

In January 2016, Carrier announced it would lay off an unspecified number of employees at its research and development division in the town of DeWitt, New York.[13][14]

In February 2016, Carrier announced it would close its Indianapolis factory and move production to Monterrey, Mexico. HVAC Systems and Services North America president Chris Nelson cited "ongoing cost and pricing pressures" and Carrier's "existing infrastructure and a strong supplier base" in Mexico, saying that the move would allow the company "to operate more cost-effectively."[15][16] The Carrier spokesperson told the crowd that there would be no immediate impact on jobs, that the move would take place over three years, and no jobs would be affected until mid-2017, with the move to be completed by the end of 2019.[17]

Over the November 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that he was in talks with Carrier Management to keep the factory in Indiana and not move to Mexico.[18]

On November 30, 2016, Carrier announced that it had negotiated an agreement[19] with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to continue manufacturing gas furnaces in Indianapolis, in addition to retaining engineering and headquarters staff, preserving more than 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis.[20] The agreement included a state incentive package of about $7 million over 10 years.[21] The number of jobs saved was later revised down to 800.[22][23]

In May 2017, as part of their previously announced plan, Carrier told the state of Indiana that it will cut 632 jobs from its Indianapolis factory.[24] Layoffs began at the end of July 2017, with each worker receiving one week's salary for each year of employment, education and job training, plus 6 months of health insurance as part of the severance package.[25][26]

The New York Times reported on August 10, 2018, that Carrier's Indianapolis furnace plant was plagued by low morale and absenteeism because "employees share a looming sense that a factory shutdown is inevitable — that Carrier has merely postponed the closing until a more politically opportune moment."[27]

On November 26, 2018, United Technologies announced that it would spin off UTC Climate, Controls & Security as an independent company known as Carrier Global Corporation.[28][29]

In April 2020, United Technologies announced that the separation and spin-off of Carrier had been completed.[30]

On April 25, 2023, Carrier Global announced that it intended to acquire the HVAC division Viessmann Climate Solutions from the Viessmann Group and divest its Commercial Refrigeration business and most of its Fire & Security businesses.[31]

In December 2023, Carrier Global sold its security businesses LenelS2, Supra and Onity to Honeywell for approximately $5 billion.[32]

Syracuse, New York campus[edit]

The Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University

Willis Carrier moved his facilities from New Jersey to Syracuse, New York, in the 1930s. During the late 20th century, when it was acquired by UTC, it was Central New York State's largest manufacturer. Due to increasing labor and union costs in the Central New York area, Carrier has substantially downsized its presence in Syracuse, with manufacturing work being moved to a variety of domestic and international locations. Meanwhile, managerial employees were moved closer to UTC's Connecticut corporate headquarters which represented a challenge to the local economy. Over the course of 2011, the majority of the manufacturing buildings of the Syracuse campus were demolished at a cost of nearly $14 million. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs, the suburban Syracuse Campus, in DeWitt, New York, remained the primary engineering and design center for Carrier products, with over 1,000 employees and contractors on site. This site also houses the Customer Care Call Center for Carrier branded products.[33]

In 1980, Carrier was allowed to name the Carrier Dome, the football and basketball arena at Syracuse University, after Mel Holm, the company's then-CEO chair of the university's Board of Trustees, gave the university $2.75 million toward the facility's construction. Despite being named for an air conditioner manufacturer, the Carrier Dome was not air-conditioned for the first four decades of its lifespan, only having it installed during renovations that were completed in 2022. Despite finally installing air conditioning, Syracuse announced an end to the perpetual naming rights deal of the dome with Carrier Corp. and that nearby wireless company JMA Wireless would hold naming rights to the stadium moving forward.[34]



  • AirQuest
  • Arcoaire (previously owned by Atlantic Richfield Company)
  • Bryant
  • Carlyle
  • Carrier
  • CIAT (Compagnie Industrielle d'Applications Thermiques)
  • Comfortmaker
  • ComfortPro
  • Day & Night
  • Heil
  • Ideal Temp Signature
  • Keeprite
  • Payne
  • Riello
  • SLD Pumps & Power (founded as Scottish Land Development)
  • Spot Coolers
  • Tempstar
  • Toshiba-Carrier
  • Totaline
  • Viessmann
  • Watkins Hire[35]
  • GCHV[36] (Guangdong Carrier Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Company Limited)

Building automation and HVAC controls[edit]


  • Carrier
  • Carrier Transicold
  • Celsior
  • Green & Cool
  • Profroid
  • Sensitech[37]

Fire and security[edit]

  • Aritech
  • Autronica
  • Det-Tronics (Detector Electronics)
  • Edwards
  • GST (Gulf Security Technology)
  • Kidde
  • Kidde Commercial
  • Marioff (Marine + Offshore)
  • Badger
  • Supra
  • Onity
  • LenelS2

Fire and Security Controls[edit]

  • Fenwal Controls
  • Fireye
  • UTEC (formerly United Technologies Electronic Controls)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carrier Global Corporation Annual Report 2023". Carrier Global Corporation. U.S Securities and Exchange Commission. February 6, 2024. Retrieved March 25, 2024.
  2. ^ "Carrier Reports First Quarter 2020 Earnings". 8 May 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "Carrier Becomes Independent, Publicly Traded Company, Begins Trading on New York Stock Exchange". 3 April 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  4. ^ Corp., United Technologies (2020-03-11). "United Technologies Board Of Directors Approves Separation Of Carrier And Otis And Declares Spin Off Distribution Of Carrier And Otis Shares". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  5. ^ a b "Carrier History". Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  6. ^ Mingus, Nancy Blumenthal (2021). Buffalo Business Pioneers. Arcadia. p. 67. ISBN 9781467146685.
  7. ^ "Merger Vote Set By Carrier Corp". The New York Times. January 29, 1955.
  8. ^ "U.T.C. and Carrier Reach Agreement". The New York Times. March 31, 1979.
  9. ^ Eisenstadt, Peter R.; Moss, Laura-Eve, eds. (19 May 2005). "Carrier Corporation - Carrier Dome". The Encyclopedia of New York State. Syracuse University Press. p. 269. ISBN 0-8156-0808-X.
  10. ^ Dienel, Hans-Liudger (2004). Linde, History of a Technology Corporation, 1879-2004. Palgrave Macmillan. p. xv. ISBN 978-1-349-51457-1.
  11. ^ "Carrier Corp. acquires Sensitech". Boston Business Journal. June 21, 2006.
  12. ^ "Carrier Corp.'s Mexico Factory First HVAC Factory in the World to Receive LEED Gold Certification". Carrier Corp. March 31, 2011.
  13. ^ "Carrier announces layoffs in DeWitt". January 22, 2016.
  14. ^ Moriarty, Rick (January 21, 2016). "Carrier Corp. cutting jobs in DeWitt". Advance Local Media LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. ^ "Thousands to be laid off as 2 Indiana companies announce move to Mexico". Fox News Latino. February 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  16. ^ Turner, Kris (February 10, 2016). "Carrier in Indy, UTEC in Huntington to move units to Mexico, costing 2,100 jobs".
  17. ^ "Mediatakeout - 1400 Indiana Jobs . . . To MEXICO!!". Facebook. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Briggs, James (November 24, 2016). "Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open". USA Today.
  19. ^ "Carrier Statement Regarding Indianapolis Operations". Carrier Corporation. November 30, 2016. Archived from the original on January 26, 2017.
  20. ^ Tankersley, Jim; Paquette, Danielle; Ehrenfreund, Max (November 29, 2016). "After Trump pledged to keep Carrier jobs in U.S., company says it won't move nearly 1,000 to Mexico". Washington Post.
  21. ^ Clough, Rick (December 1, 2016). "Trump-Carrier Deal Gives Company $7 Million in State Incentives".
  22. ^ Cook, Tony (December 9, 2016). "Trump saved 800 jobs in Indiana, but at least 2,100 still leaving".
  23. ^ Kessler, Glenn (December 5, 2016). "Trump's misleading numbers about the Carrier deal". Washington Post.
  24. ^ Paquette, Danielle (May 25, 2017). "Layoffs at Carrier start soon, targeting some of the jobs Trump vowed to save". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035.
  25. ^ Shugerman, Emily (July 19, 2017). "Factory where Trump promised to save jobs lays off 300 staff on his 6-month anniversary as President". The Independent.
  26. ^ Popken, Ben (July 19, 2017). "Carrier plant Trump boasted of saving jobs at begins layoffs". NBC News.
  27. ^ Schwartz, Nelson D. (August 10, 2018). "At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor". The New York Times.
  28. ^ Craver, Richard (November 27, 2018). "UTC completes $30B deal for Rockwell Collins, announces three-way split of company". Winston-Salem Journal.
  29. ^ Mattioli, Dana; Gryta, Thomas (November 26, 2018). "United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies". The Wall Street Journal.
  30. ^ "United Technologies Board Of Directors Approves Separation Of Carrier And Otis And Declares Spin-Off Distribution Of Carrier And Otis Shares". March 11, 2020.
  31. ^ Carrier Global Corporation (April 25, 2023). "Carrier Announces Portfolio Transformation to Create Global Leader in Intelligent Climate and Energy Solutions". [Carrier Global Corporation Investor Relations].
  32. ^ Kumaresan, Shivani. "Honeywell Buys Carrier's Security Business for Nearly $5B, Boosting Automation Portfolio - Carrier Global (NYSE:CARR), Honeywell Intl (NASDAQ:HON)". Benzinga. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  33. ^ Hannagan, Charlie (March 22, 2019). "Carrier's Dewitt campus has been transformed to development hub". Advance Local Media LLC.
  34. ^ Novy-Williams, Eben (2022-04-15). "Syracuse Terminates Carrier Dome Deal, JMA Wireless to Take Over". Retrieved 2022-04-19.
  35. ^ "HVAC". August 2023.
  36. ^ "Carrier agrees acquisition of Chinese AC manufacturer". 19 April 2021.
  37. ^ "Refrigeration". August 2023.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Carrier brand homepage
  • Business data for Carrier Global Corporation: