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Danfoss is latest to join Carrier supplier programme

USA: Danish HVAC manufacturer Danfoss has become the latest company to join Carrier’s select group of suppliers and sign a strategic long-term agreement under its Alliance programme.

Announced in July, the Carrier Alliance programme seeks to optimise the US manufacturer’s supply chain and contribute to planned cost savings of $600m over the next three years. Carrier has previously stated that the programme “will both strengthen and lengthen strategic relationships with suppliers and provide certainty, security and growth opportunities for Carrier and its key suppliers”.

Under the new agreement, Danfoss will supply multiple components including compressors, valves, heat exchangers and drives across Carrier’s HVAC and refrigeration portfolios. The agreement also specifies that Danfoss will supply Carrier-branded replacement compressors. 

“Through the Alliance program, we are identifying the best of the best, a select group of suppliers that share our expansive geographic reach, breadth of offering, focus on quality and cost excellence, and commitment to developing high-efficiency solutions,” commented Ed Dunn, Carrier’s vice president, supply chain.

Carrier and Danfoss have a long history of collaboration. Most recently, Danfoss began supplying advanced technologies for Carrier’s AquaSnap scroll chiller and heat pump portfolio in Europe using R32 refrigerant.

Danfoss is the latest in a number of companies to have joined Carrier’s Alliance this month. These include Granges Americas, a supplier of aluminium foil products for use in Carrier’s HVACR products across North America; injection moulded components and assemblies from Wabash Plastics for use in Carrier’s residential HVAC products;  Nidec Motors, who will supply Carrier-branded OEM and replacement motors across Carrier’s HVACR portfolios in North America, Europe and Asia; and a range of sensors and controls from Sensata Technologies.

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