FULDA, Germany, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Corp., the world's leader in high technology heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, signed an agreement with tegut... gute Lebensmittel, a German food retailer, to supply 50 stores with CO2OLtec™ refrigeration systems. Service will be provided through Carrier's European e*Service remote monitoring center. The agreement is expected to yield up to 50 percent energy savings and a substantial reduction in greenhouse gases. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The agreement between tegut... and Carrier extends through 2012 and includes remodeling and the supply of new stores with 50 sustainable and energy efficient CO2OLtec refrigeration systems.
The project is expected to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by 3500 metric tons each year, equivalent to removing approximately 1900 cars from the road. Carbon dioxide emissions are a widely recognized contributor to global climate change.
Thomas Gutberlet, Chief Executive Officer of tegut... stated, "We have made longstanding efforts to manage the use of resources reasonably and achieve permanent savings. It is essential to not only look at the use of substances, but also at the resulting contamination and negative impact on the environment. Carrier's CO2OLtec refrigeration technology, based on CO2 as a natural refrigerant, meets both requirements and will therefore support us in achieving our goals."
Philippe Delpech, president, Carrier EMEA said, "We are honored to accelerate our partnership with tegut...by supporting their energy efficiency strategy. This award enables us to provide substantial energy and cost savings while significantly reducing the carbon footprint. We are committed to our long-standing partnership with tegut... and look forward to contributing to a very successful program."
Carrier has the right refrigerant solution for every application, but every application will not have the same refrigerant solution. The CO2OLtec system is a powerful sustainable solution for food retailers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp. is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
About tegut... gute Lebensmittel
tegut... is a regional German food retailer and a pioneer in sustainability. Founded in 1947 by Theo Gutberlet, tegut ... was the first retailer to introduce organic food into their range of products, early in the 1980s and currently offers more than 3000 organic products all year long that contribute for 20 percent of the company's total turnover in 2009.
tegut...has around 320 food retail stores and employs more than 6200 people. For more information about tegut... visit www.tegut.com
SOURCE Carrier Corp.