USA: Italian heat exchanger product manufacturer Lu-Ve is the latest company to join the Carrier Alliance.
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”.
Under what is described as a “strategic long-term agreement”, Lu-Ve will supply engineered components including heat exchangers, glass doors and aftermarket solutions across Carrier’s commercial HVAC and refrigeration portfolios.
Carrier and Lu-Ve Group have collaborated for many years in Carrier’s refrigeration and HVAC segments and insist that they will continue to expand their relationship with a focus on enhancing heat exchanger technology and reducing the environmental impact of components. More recently, Carrier and Lu-Ve have been working together to deploy new refrigerant solutions with lower environmental impact and higher efficiency for heat exchangers.
“The collaboration of Lu-Ve and Carrier will allow us to shorten the supply chain, with further advantages in terms of environmental sustainability, lead-time and quality of service,” said Lu-Ve Group CEO Matteo Liberali. “In particular, we see potential in refrigerated transport, based on our knowledge of coils, and HVAC, where Lu-Ve is at the forefront in the use of sustainable refrigerants.”