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United Technologies Announces Opening of New Hyderabad Research & Design Center

Pictured from left to right: Sebi Joseph, president, Otis India; Arun Bhatia, managing director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security (India Region); Prakash Bodla, executive director, HRDC; K T Rama Rao, minister of IT, Government of Telangana; Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, UTC; Katherine Hadda, US consul general, Hyderabad; Dr. Thierry Jomard, vice president, global engineering, Otis; Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Government of Telangana; Dr John Galbraith, vice president, Global Engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Samit Ray, director – Government Affairs, UTC India
Pictured from left to right: Sebi Joseph, president, Otis India; Arun Bhatia, managing director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security (India Region); Prakash Bodla, executive director, HRDC; K T Rama Rao, minister of IT, Government of Telangana; Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, UTC; Katherine Hadda, US consul general, Hyderabad; Dr. Thierry Jomard, vice president, global engineering, Otis; Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Government of Telangana; Dr John Galbraith, vice president, Global Engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Samit Ray, director – Government Affairs, UTC India

151,000 square-foot R&D center to strengthen commitment to “Make in India” initiative

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) today announced the opening of a new Hyderabad Research & Design Center, which has been expanded to enhance the company’s cutting-edge engineering innovation capabilities. With engineering expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), fire and security solutions, and elevators, the new R&D center will also facilitate the localization of products, supporting the government’s “Make in India” initiative.

The research center will house engineers supporting R&D efforts for United Technologies business units including UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis. In the next few years, the 151,000-square foot R&D center is expected to add additional talent, further enhancing its position as the biggest center supporting R&D initiatives for UTC Climate, Controls & Security globally.

Mr. KT Rama Rao, Honorable Minister of IT, government of Telangana,inaugurated the new office and Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, United Technologies, commemorated the grand opening ceremony. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, government of Telangana, was also on hand for the ceremony as well as Dr. John Galbraith, vice president, global engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, and Dr. Thierry Jomard, vice president, global engineering, Otis.

“At United Technologies, innovation is an integral part of the DNA of our all of businesses,” said Dr. McQuade. “By capitalizing on the enormous talent pool available in India, we are sure that Hyderabad Research & Design Center will continue to expand the United Technologies engineering footprint and support a broad range of innovative solutions across our HVAC, fire and security, and elevator businesses.”

Mr. Prakash Bodla, executive director, Hyderabad Research & Design Center, added, “Hyderabad Research & Design Center has consistently supported excellent product engineering for UTC’s global building technologies offerings. The new workspace is designed to further strengthen innovation through open-plan offices, clustered cubicles and silent zones in a neighborhood-like layout to elevate productivity and morale. Having built a modern, agile workspace to energize and motivate, this brand new center will provide a more collaborative and efficient environment to foster innovation and address customer challenges.”

In its pursuit of delivering greater value and supporting innovation, Hyderabad Research & Design Center offers expertise in the development of integrated solutions for building management systems through the use of state-of-the-art technologies to improve workplace efficiency and minimize energy and resource waste. The center also supports product quality automation and simulation, embedded systems and software development for real-time data tracking and system optimization.

Hyderabad Research & Design Center was established in 2002 and has worked in close collaboration with other engineering sites across the globe.

About United Technologies
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high- technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. To learn more about UTC and its sustainability initiatives, visit http://www.utc.com or follow @UTC and @JohnMandyck on Twitter.

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.CCS.UTC.com or follow @UTC_CCS on Twitter and like UTC Climate, Controls & Security on Facebook.

About Otis
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.