On July 17, 1902, a humble but determined engineer solved one of mankindís most elusive challenges by controlling the indoor environment. The genius of Willis Haviland Carrier gave birth to modern air conditioning and forever changed the way people live, work, and play. He enabled incredible improvements in health care, manufacturing processes, research, building capacities, food preservation, art and historical conservation, general productivity, indoor comfort, and much more ó truly creating a century of possibilities.
Willis Carrier not only provided the revolutionary hardware that launched Carrier Corporation, he provided the spirit of innovation, expertise, the determination to solve problems, the drive to satisfy customers, and the hope to improve the world. One hundred years later, these same attributes resonate in the 42,000 dedicated Carrier associates who span the globe. With a worldwide network of distributors and dealers in more than 172 countries on six continents, Carrier has in excess of 200 distributors and over 20,000 dealers.
A member of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier is the world leader in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems, and prides itself on being the expert in the industry. Its product line stretches from year-round home comfort systems to commercial and industrial climate-control systems to transport refrigeration systems. Just as the total impact of Carrierís technology was at first unimaginable in 1902, Carrier is striving to improve indoor comfort and refrigeration in still-unforeseen ways over the next 100 years.