United Technologies Corporation, or UTC, as it is popularly known, is dedicated to researching, developing and manufacturing high technology products and services for various fields like industry, aircraft, security, elevators and building systems. It is also one of the largest military contractors for America, its areas of focus being missiles and helicopters.
To ensure ease of operation the company has been divided into many segments with each handling its specific line of products. Elevators, both passenger and freight, come under the Otis segment wherein all stages from designing and manufacturing to selling and installing is tackled. An added advantage is the provision of repair and maintenance services which encompasses escalators and moving walkways as well.
Home appliances like heaters, ventilators, refrigerators and air conditioners are placed under Carrier and while its primary responsibility is to look after commercial, industrial, residential and transport needs production of energy efficient goods is also one of its criteria. Alarms and fire safety products are manufactured by the fire and security segment of UTC and monitoring of security personnel in terms of response and quality of services comes under its jurisdiction as well.
There are two departments which look after aircraft needs namely Pratt and Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand. While the former specializes in engines, industrial gas turbines and geo-thermal power systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation industry the latter looks after generation, management and distribution of power. Various types of controls, propeller systems and industrial products form a part of its inventory as well.
Helicopters and aircraft parts and services come under the jurisdiction of the Sikorsky segment.
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