John Sherry

Global building technology firm United Technologies Corporation has bought up the commercial HVAC product sales and commercial service divisions of AHI-Carrier in Australia, which will now be known as Carrier Australia.

The business will be part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, with a release saying the acquisition would mean Carrier Australia would have better access to global Carrier facilities, which would mean “closer collaboration and even stronger product offerings for customers”.

Carrier Australia operates in nine locations across Australia and delivers a range of commercial HVAC products and services.

“We’re excited about the opportunities this will bring,” Carrier Australia managing director John Sherry said. “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.”

The business will also be able to leverage UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s existing local operations delivered through Chubb Australasia, with Chubb president Mark Brisson saying this would strengthen “the full range of integrated, innovative and sustainable building solutions for customers”.

A benefit for Carrier employees is access to the UTC Employee Scholar Program, which pays for employees to pursue a degree of their choice, regardless of whether it is job-related.