开利公司是全球最大的暖通空调和冷冻设备供应商，生产销售遍及全球170多个国家。自开利博士1902年发明第一套科学空调系统以来，开利在过去的100多年里一直引领着空调行业的发展。开利公司的几千项空调专利技术以及遍及全球的11家研发中心，共同成就了开利"全球空调专家，世界空调之父"的美名。目前，开利在全球拥有约41,000名员工，产品生产遍布世界六大洲的62个工厂。开利2008年的销售额高达149亿美元，位居行业领先。1987年，开利在上海设立了在中国的第一家合资企业。如今，开利在国内拥有多家企业，员工人数约2,200人，全国范围内有超过40个销售服务机构为客户提供优质和全系列的空调和冷冻设备产品。凭借在中国20年的发展经验，开利公司是暖通空调和冷冻行业无可争辩的领先者。开利的商用大型中央空调被一大批著名建筑和场所所采用，其中包括北京人民大会堂、上海东方明珠电视塔、上海金茂大厦、广州奥林匹克体育场、陕西历史博物馆。近年来，开利一直加大在中国的投资，不断扩大市场地位。2004年10月，开利投资1500万美元在中国最大的合资企业上海一冷开利空调设备有限公司设立了全球压缩机中心。2005年4月底，开利在上海浦东举行了开利全球研发中心的奠基仪式，从而使开利在中国的投资达到1.75亿美元。该中心在2008年全面投入使用。包括该中心在内，开利公司计划今后几年内在中国的研发投入达到5000万美元。开利公司是联合技术公司的成员。联合技术公司是一家具有丰富创新发明史的全球性企业，总部位于美国康涅狄格州的哈特福德市，为航空航天和建筑工业提供广泛的高科技产品和服务。联合技术公司2008年收入达到587亿美元，《财富》杂志2008年全球500强排名第123位。Carrier Corporation is the world's largest provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in 172 countries. Since Dr. Willis Carrier invented the world's first scientific air conditioning system in 1902, Carrier has always stayed at the forefront of the air-conditioning industry for more than 100 years. Regarded as the leader and expert in air conditioning, Carrier has 18 R&D centers worldwide with several thousand patents in the air-conditioning industry. Carrier's products are manufactured in 73 facilities on six continents with 45,000 employees around the world. In 2008, Carrier's sales were US$14.9 billion, leading the Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning and Refrigeration（HVACR）industry.Carrier set up its first joint venture in Shanghai in 1987, and now Carrier has 13 operations in China with approximately 2,500 employees. Carrier's products are distributed in China through a network of more than 40 sales offices.With nearly two decades of experience in China, Carrier is an undisputed leader in the central air-conditioning markets. Carrier has cooled many prestigious landmark buildings in China, including the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the Oriental Pearl Television Tower and Pudong Jinmao Tower in Shanghai, the Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, and Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an.In recent years Carrier has substantially increased the investment in China to expand its presence in the local market. In 2004, Carrier opened a US$15 million compressor center in Yileng Factory, which is Carrier's largest joint venture in China. In April 2005, Carrier held a groundbreaking ceremony for its global research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai's Pudong area. Carrier has projected that it intends to spend an additional US$50 million in China during the next few years on R&D, including this center.Carrier is a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC)Carrier is part of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a supplier of a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. UTC's sales in 2005 were US$42.7 billion, and it is ranked 123rd in the 2008 Fortune Magazine Top 500 Companies.