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Otis
Otis Video

Design, manufacture, installation, service and upgrade of elevators, escalators and moving walkways for all buildings, including commercial, residential, multipurpose malls, educational institutions and urban transportation systems.

Otis is involved in some of the largest and most ambitious building projects in the world. During the year, the company won a contract to supply and install 30 elevators and 16 escalators for the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Standing at approximately 1,820 feet, it will be the second highest building in the world and the tallest one in Asia.

In India, Otis will supply 47 elevators and 16 escalators to Kohinoor Square, a new LEED Platinum office complex under construction in Mumbai. Kohinoor Square will be equipped with Otis' Compass destination management system, which improves a building's traffic flow, and EMS Panorama, a Web-based application that enables building staff to monitor, control, report on and manage a full range of elevator functions.

During the year, the company unveiled its enhanced NCE escalator. It is the first escalator that is equipped with a standard package of green features, including a regenerative drive, power standby features, LED lighting and high-efficiency lubrication.

Much of the demand for Otis elevators comes from its clean, energy-efficient technology. Its Gen2 elevators are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems. When combined with ReGen drives, they are up to 75 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems without regenerative drives. At the end of 2011, more than 255,000 Gen2 elevators had been sold worldwide.

Otis plans to open a number of new factories in 2012 to meet growing demand for its products. They include a 215,000-square-foot facility in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil; the expansion of the Bangalore factory in India; and a factory in Chongqing, China. The company also is opening a 423,000-square-foot facility in Florence, S.C., which will become the manufacturing center for its U.S. and Canadian operations.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security
Carrier Video

Heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems, controls, services and sustainable solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, food service and transportation applications.

Carrier continues to benefit from the transformation it began in 2008 to simplify its businesses and focus on core growth platforms. As the leading HVACR company in the world, Carrier's strategic growth drivers include a strong presence in fast-growing markets, such as India and China, where major construction projects are underway; the anticipated recovery in the U.S. commercial and residential real estate markets; and continued investment in technology, which is delivering advanced, sustainable solutions to customers.

During the year, the company introduced its breakthrough NaturaLINE container refrigeration system design. The new NaturaLINE design has been engineered to deliver best-in-class efficiency by using carbon dioxide, a natural refrigerant, instead of conventional synthetic refrigerants, which have higher global warming potential.

Two Carrier factories — in Monterrey, Mexico, and Huntington, Ind. — were certified LEED Gold in 2011. The Monterrey factory is the world's first heating, ventilation and air-conditioning factory to receive LEED Gold certification.

Since 2000, more than 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided as a result of customers installing high-efficiency Carrier systems. The savings, as measured by the company's CO2NSERVATION Meter, are equivalent to removing approximately 19 million cars off the road for one year.

Carrier won a number of major contracts in 2011. Dalian Wanda Group awarded an annual purchasing agreement to Carrier China for the second consecutive year, expanding the agreement to include airside products in addition to chillers. Transicold won multiple contracts for its ThinLINE and PrimeLINE container refrigeration units. Automated Logic will provide a building management system for 3 World Trade Center. And NORESCO, Carrier's energy services company, won a major contract from the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.

UTC Fire & Security Video

Fire detection, alarm and suppression systems; specialty detection products and combustion controls; fire safety services; security software and hardware systems; design, manufacturing, integration, installation and servicing of access control, intruder alarm, video surveillance and fire systems; security monitoring and response.

UTC Fire & Security reached a number of milestones during the year, including the introduction of 90 new products. Among them were two Edwards fire panels that are designed to enhance building safety, as well as a modular detector that combines smoke, heat and carbon monoxide sensing technologies.

Det-Tronics introduced its new smoke and heat module, which seamlessly integrates hazardous and nonhazardous areas, such as living quarters and control rooms, with a single life safety system. The module supports multiple devices, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and manual call stations.

To support growth in the Middle East, our fire and security business also inaugurated a state-of-the-art training center in Bahrain, which provides world-class fire and security product training for employees, business partners, end users and consultants.

Italy's major train manufacturer, Ansaldo Breda, is equipping 50 of its high-speed trains with Marioff's fire protection system. The project marks a significant fire suppression installation within the rail industry and is Marioff's first major rail project in Italy since the introduction of legislation requiring fixed fire suppression systems for trains.

In the United Kingdom, Chubb Systems installed a groundbreaking, integrated network to monitor and manage traffic on the nation's highway system. It has led not only to improved efficiency and safety, but also to reductions in fuel emissions from idling vehicles.