United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC) is the central research organisation of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a $66.5B multi-national corporation with multiple business units focused on serving the aerospace and commercial buildings industries. Internationally, the corporation has more than 4,000 locations in approximately 70 countries. UTC is often better known through its brands, including Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Otis elevators, Carrier air conditioners, and Chubb security systems. In Europe, UTC has more than 60,000 employees across nearly 1,500 locations, including 69 manufacturing facilities. UTC is a significant part of the European supply chain, with 2018 European net sales of $12.8BN. Additionally, approximately one third of UTC’s European workforce is focused on aerospace systems, with significant design centres and manufacturing sites in Poland, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. These include the operations of Pratt & Whitney Rzeszów S.A. (Formerly WSK Rzeszów - a leading player in the Central European aerospace industry), Collins Aerospace - Actuation Systems (Formerly Goodrich, headquartered in Wolverhampton UK, with significant presence in the Ile-deFrance region and in Italy [Microtecnica]), and Ratier Figeac (world leader for large propeller systems, including those found on aircraft from ATR, EADS-CASA, and the Airbus A400M).
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