Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Middle East has been selected to supply refrigeration equipment for 7-Eleven franchise stores to open in the UAE starting this year.
7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer with more than 56,000 stores in 16 countries, has signed a master franchise agreement with Seven Emirates Investment LLC to develop and operate 7-Eleven stores in the UAE, the first in the Middle East region. Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Middle East is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“We are proud to have been selected for this world-class chain of 7-Eleven convenience stores in the UAE,” said Tamas Hajagos, managing director, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, Middle East Exports. “Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Middle East is committed to enhancing refrigeration with sustainable products and processes, and enhancing merchandising through technological innovation.”
“Carrier’s products are in line with the requirements of a leading retailer like 7-Eleven and will allow us to bring innovative solutions to the region,” said Khamis Al Sabousi, president, Seven Emirates Investment. “Our stores will keep up to the standard of the franchise and the consumer will be able to find all daily requirements in 7-Eleven stores.”
The first 7-Eleven branded stores are expected to open in Dubai in September 2015, and will be equipped with a variety of Carrier refrigerated display cabinets including Optimer multideck cabinets and Premor island cabinets. These cabinets are known for their larger display area, an improved space footprint and lower energy consumption whilst maintaining the customer’s corporate image. Carrier companies maintain an extensive refrigeration service network in the region to respond to customers’ emergency service needs 24/7.