Carrier Corporation Acquires Leading Air Purification Technology Firm StrionAir
Aug 31, 2009
FARMINGTON, Conn., United States
Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has acquired StrionAir, a producer of proprietary air purification systems employing patented “capture and kill” technology. The acquisition was completed today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1997, StrionAir developed and patented enhanced electronic filtration methods and products, including the only whole-house air purifier on the market validated by third-party testing to both capture and kill airborne germs, viruses and mold. Under an exclusive licensing agreement, StrionAir has been the supplier of the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier and Bryant Perfect Air Purifier since 2006, and has also developed, marketed and sold over 6,000 commercial systems. StrionAir is headquartered in Louisville, Colo.
“Acquiring StrionAir will allow Carrier to better integrate the best-in-class Infinity Air Purifier into our overall product offering, as well as provide an opportunity for accelerated next-generation product development for both residential and commercial applications,” said Bob McDonough, president, Carrier Residential and Light Commercial Systems. “Carrier has consistently led the industry in developing energy-efficient, environmentally sound solutions in home and building comfort and indoor air quality. The addition of StrionAir will further enhance this focus and tradition.”
Dr. Peter McKinney, StrionAir’s vice president of research and development, added, “We look forward to continuing our leadership in indoor air quality and purification. StrionAir’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation capability, combined with Carrier’s product development expertise and appetite to invest in cutting-edge solutions, will result in even better offerings for customers.”
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.