USA: Emerson is the latest company to sign a strategic long-term agreement with US air conditioning and refrigeration company Carrier.
By joining the Carrier Alliance, Emerson will continue to provide software and technologies from its air conditioning and cold chain businesses, such as compressors, valves, and sensors, to a range of Carrier products.
“This agreement enhances our longstanding relationship with Emerson and will ultimately benefit the industries and customers we serve,” said Rishi Grover, Carrier’s senior vice president, operations. “Our companies share a tireless focus on technology and innovation and by welcoming Emerson to the Alliance programme and expanding our collaborative design efforts, we’ll be better positioned to offer customers cutting-edge solutions with an emphasis on improved data analytics and quality.”
Carrier has been a long-term customer for Emerson’s Copeland compressors, White-Rodgers valves, controls and thermostats, and Therm-O-Disc sensors in its products. In particular, Copeland compressors have been integral to Carrier’s product portfolio and are seen as a critical component of Carrier’s offering to meet or exceed higher SEER rating requirements beginning in 2023.
The Carrier Alliance programme, first announced last year, seeks to optimise the US manufacturer’s supply chain as part of planned cost savings of $600m. 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”.