Carrier China officially broke ground today on a new, world-class manufacturing campus in Baoshan Industrial Zone, Shanghai. Scheduled for full completion in 2021, the new campus will consolidate and further expand the existing Carrier manufacturing capacities in China to meet the greater local and regional demands of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) products for commercial and light commercial applications. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
With an investment of US$ 95 million, this new manufacturing facility will combine excellence in process technology and project implementation with outstanding manufacturing efficiency, product quality and safety performance. Carrier’s existing production lines for compressor, airside and light commercial will be relocated to the new campus in the first phase by 2018. When it reaches its full operational capacity in 2021, the campus will also house chiller production lines.
“China’s commitment to green building represents a significant opportunity for energy-efficient solutions made in China for use in China,” says Gaurang Pandya, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Asia Pacific. “We feel a deep responsibility to make customer-centric investments here and believe the construction of a new, state-of-the-art HVAC manufacturing hub will deliver great benefit to our Carrier customers right here in China.”
Shaojun Fan, chief executive of Baoshan District, Shanghai, Wenjun Shi, deputy director general of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information, Ming Lv, deputy chief executive of Baoshan District, Shanghai, commenced the ground breaking ceremony along with senior company executives, including Ross Shuster, president, International Operations, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, as well as Gaurang Pandya , president, Asia Pacific, UTC Climate, Controls & Security and George Li, vice president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, China.
“Carrier was the first American HVAC equipment manufacturer to start operations in China in 1987 and we have accompanied this country on its urbanization journey over the past three decades,” says Li. “With the ground breaking of Carrier’s new campus, we look forward to continued success in China by consistently delivering high quality, environmentally responsible products that propel the growth and prosperity of the HVAC industry.”
As a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, Carrier takes its environmental footprint seriously and the new plant will be certified through a variety of energy and efficiency measures. The office building is designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold standards while the manufacturing facilities are designed for LEED Silver standards.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world 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 Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, www.carrier.com or follow “Carrier_China” on WeChat.