LESHKOVO, Russia, June 9, 2014 — Carrier Refrigeration Rus recently launched production of Carrier´s newest Evolution 6 refrigerated display cabinet at its new facility in Leshkovo, Russia. Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Leshkovo plant will produce Carrier’s latest range of refrigerated multideck cabinets, including the Mendos® and MenEco® lines, helping to strengthen Carrier’s position and presence by reducing logistics and production costs and decreasing lead time for the growing Russian segment. All Carrier Commercial Refrigeration employees in Russia will be located at the plant to help drive synergies and operational efficiency.
Inauguration of the new assembly facility in Leshkovo, Russia. From left to right: Karel Fort, general manager CEE; Thierry Jomard, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe; Svilen Petkov, managing director, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Russia.
“I feel extremely privileged to witness the beginning of a new era for Carrier Commercial Refrigeration in Russia,” said Svilen Petkov, managing director, Carrier Refrigeration Rus. “Five years ago, we started our business here with only 15 employees, but today, as we start the production of Carrier’s latest product line of refrigerated cabinets, we have more than 60 employees. We continue to drive the transformation of the Russian food retail industry to help it become more modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable.”
“This strategic investment positions Carrier at the heart of a very dynamic segment and will allow us to better serve our customers,” said Thierry Jomard, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. “We are starting with one product range – our newest multideck cabinets – with the opportunity to expand to include more cabinet types in the near future.”
About Carrier Corp.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.
SOURCE: Carrier Corp.