World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

UTC will grow the CIAT brand

Philippe Delpech
Philippe Delpech

FRANCE: United Technologies, parent company of US air conditioning manufacturer Carrier, has confirmed its intention to purchase CIAT and expand its hvac portfolio.

In a statement, UTC Building & Industrial Systems says it intends to maintain and grow the CIAT brand.  In addition, it plans to reinforce and expand CIAT’s global network of distribution channels as well as its existing service offering. 

“CIAT is a well-established hvac company recognised for its product quality, technical expertise and skilled workforce,” said Philippe Delpech, chief operating officer of UTC Building & Industrial Systems Intercontinental Operations. “This agreement will enhance Carrier and CIAT product and service offerings to better serve our customers around the world,” he added.

Francis Guaitoli, director general of the CIAT Group, said: “The skills of women and men of our company are without any doubt the main wealth of the CIAT. It is therefore in capitalising on this extraordinary know-how that we will strengthen the foundations of our brand. The UTC Group represents an unprecedented opportunity for our company.”

The terms of UTC Building & Ind Industrial Systems’ offer are not being disclosed.

Further reading:

CIAT logo smallCarrier makes firm offer for CIAT – July 24, 2014
FRANCE: Carrier’s parent company United Technologies has made a firm bid for a stake in French air conditioning manufacturer CIAT. Read more…

Ciat Culoz newsFrench manufacturer CIAT for sale? – 
July 22, 2014
FRANCE: Unconfirmed reports suggest that French air conditioning manufacturer CIAT is for sale with Carrier, Bosch and Climaveneta all said to be interested. Read more…

Latest News

27th February 2024

Leak detection software attracts $5m funding

USA: The refrigerant leak detection software created by San-Jose-based Axiom Cloud has attracted $5m in funding to accelerate deployment of the technology.
27th February 2024

Midea opens showroom in New York

USA: Chinese air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Midea has opened its first national showroom and distribution centre in New York.
27th February 2024

European heat pump sales down 5% in 2023

EUROPE: After a decade of increases, heat pump sales in Europe fell by around 5% in 2023 – and market analysts are expecting this downward trend to continue this year.
26th February 2024

Modine buys Canadian AHU manufacturer

USA/CANADA: Modine has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian air handling unit manufacturer Scott Springfield Manufacturing. 
26th February 2024

Stulz partners on immersion cooling

GERMANY/NETHERLANDS: Stulz Modular, the data centre design, build and maintenance services provider, is cooperating with Dutch immersion cooling specialist Asperitas in the field of liquid cooling.
26th February 2024

Brian Streatfield 1936-2024

UK: Brian Streatfield, a man who was instrumental in the formation of Carrier in the UK during the 1970s, died at the weekend. He was 87.