The Largest CARRIER Joint Venture HVAC Distribution Company Outside USAJason Siddall
AHI Carrier formerly known as Air-conditioning & Heating International (AHI) became a Carrier Joint Venture Company on December 18th, 2008. The partnership between Carrier and AHI dates back to December 1997 when the first agreement was signed for distribution of Carrier products in Russia and all of CIS countries (12 countries).
In 1999, Carrier & Toshiba Air conditioning entered into a Joint Venture and as a consequence the Toshiba range of air-conditioning products were added for distribution in our territories. Success came early and in 2000 Carrier rewarded us by expanding our distribution rights to East and Central Africa (15 countries). Since the creation of “AHI Carrier” Joint Venture more countries have been added to include Middle East, Central Europe, Australia & New Zealand (18 countries). During 2015, AHI Carrier also acquired the distribution rights for Toshiba in Southern Africa.
AHI Carrier keeps a flexible and aggressive forward sales structure (sales offices & dealer network) and builds sales support functions in a centralized back office (Sharjah, U.A.E). The strategy focuses on economies of scale and allows AHI Carrier to quickly respond to opportunities in the sales area, simultaneously building a competitive system of product specification and technical support, logistics coordination, finance & M.I.S.
The most critical factor contributing AHI Carrier’s successful track record of profitable growth has been its commitment to service – and this commitment will become increasingly important in the future. AHI Carrier now distributes Carrier & Toshiba Air-conditioning HVAC products in 50 countries across 3 continents.
AHI Carrier VALUES
Providing optimal service to our customers is a top priority in every market we serve and we aim to achieve 100% satisfaction, building a strong, loyal and ever-expanding customer base.
Our performance is a vital reflection of who we are and a testament to our ability to deliver on promises to our customers. We are committed to achieving world-class performance and strive for continuous growth and improvement to reinforce Carrier’s leadership position.
Our employees are our most valuable asset. We believe in building a culture of inspiration and mutual respect – where personal and professional development is encouraged, and diversity is celebrated.
Our business is driven by a fundamental sense of global citizenship and responsibility. We maintain the highest ethical and environmental standards, and actively support the communities in which we do business.
Carrier is a part of United Technologies Corporation, USA. With 2008 revenues of $58.7 billion, UTC is a conglomerate operating in the high technology space. The UTC group operates in aerospace & building systems with companies like Carrier (air-conditioning), Otis (Elevators), Pratt & Whitney (Jet-engines), Sikorsky (Helicopters), UTC Fire & Security (Chubb & Kidde), Hamilton Sundstrand and UTC Power.
Founded in 1915 by Dr. Willis Carrier, the inventor of modern air-conditioning, Carrier has developed into being the world’s largest provider of air-conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration systems (HVACR) with operations in more than 170 countries, employing approximately 41,000 people worldwide and revenues of $14.9 billion in 2008. Over the decades, Carrier name has become synonymous with reliability, innovation, commitment, superior technology, cutting-edge manufacturing and world-class performance. It also has one of the most prestigious installation bases in the world.