Carrier cold chain initiative targets growing vaccine demand

Move aims to bolster safety and security from origination to delivery


Carrier Global Corp., a provider of cold chain assets and intelligence, has launched a program designed to help meet the rapidly evolving cold chain demands for advanced refrigeration technology to protect medicines, vaccines and food.

“The times we live in have increased the importance of cold chain resiliency and accelerated the need for more connected solutions from origination to delivery,” said David Appel, refrigeration president at Carrier.

The new Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program focuses on four key health-related areas:

  • Medicine and food security measures that address refrigeration technology challenges from production to patient and farm to fork
  • Ensuring safety during temperature-controlled vaccine distribution
  • Employing digital technology to connect and enhance cold chain visibility and intelligence end-to-end
  • Reducing loss, waste and environmental impact across the cold chain

The company’s refrigeration technology monitors the safe transport of perishable medicine and food to support supply chain flexibility and product safety.

Carrier’s installed base includes 1.2 million transport refrigeration units, 50,000-plus commercial refrigeration installations and cargo monitoring capabilities for theft prevention, thermal mapping and logistics optimization.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Carrier offers heating, ventilating, HVAC, and air conditioning, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.