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The mission of United Technologies Corporation is to provide their customers with innovative aerospace technologies and integrated systems that advance the performance, safety and efficiency of commercial aviation, global defense and space exploration.
UTC incorporates the following major business units:
- UTC Aerospace Systems – Designs and forms aerospace systems for regional, commercial, corporate and military aircrafts; a primary supplier for international space programs.
- Otis Elevator Company - Producer, installer, and servicer of escalators, elevators and moving walkways.
- Pratt & Whiney - Designs and develops gas turbines and aircraft engines.
- UTC Climate, Controls & Security - Manages fire detection and suppression systems, access control systems, and security alarm systems; supplies security system integration and monitoring services.
The origins of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) can be traced back to 1929 when Fred Rentschler of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company convinced Bill Boeing and Chance Vought to join him in forming a new company called the United Aircraft and Transportation Company. This new company gained immense success in the following years and went on to purchase other important suppliers and competitors in the field including Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton and Stout Airlines.
However, in response to legislation prohibiting the affiliation of airlines with aviation manufacturers, United Aircraft and Transport Corporation was dissolved in 1934, resulting in three separate companies: Boeing Airplane Company, United Aircraft Corporation (which retained Pratt & Whitney) and United Airlines. At the onset of World War II, business increased dramatically at United's Pratt & Whitney division. After the war, United Aircraft turned its attention to producing jet engines. United Aircraft continued to manufacture engines and a variety of other aircraft accessories into the 1960s.
United Aircraft changed its name to United Technologies (UTC) in 1975 in order to emphasize the diversification of the company's business. Two years later, the company acquired the Carrier Corporation, a manufacturer of air conditioning systems. In addition, UTC purchased several smaller electronics, software, and computer firms. UTC also acquired Sundstrand Corporation in 1999, and merged it into UTC's Hamilton Standard unit to form Hamilton Sundstrand. The following decade witnessed more acquisitions by UTC including Chubb Security, Schweizer Aircraft Corporation, Kidde, Clipper and NORESCO.
In April 2010, UTC set up the United Technologies Research Center to carry out research on energy and security systems. And in 2012, UTC acquired Goodrich and merged it with Hamilton Sundstrand; the resulting organization was named UTC Aerospace Systems.
Today, UTC is a well-known multinational conglomerate which researches, develops, and manufactures high technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, HVAC, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others.
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