Davy – Technical Quality Engineer
Daikin Europe N.V., Ostend
What does the Quality Test Development Department do?
At Daikin quality is assured by the Quality Assurance Department, which comprises several sections. Parts Inspection inspects the measurements, shape, colour, ... of the parts that are delivered to Daikin. This section has auditors who are responsible for the production quality of our suppliers.
In addition, finished appliances at Daikin are subject to thorough inspections by a team of auditors who belong to the Product Audit section. But the attention to quality starts long before that in the development phase. The Test Development section is part of the European Development Centre and plays a crucial role in this.
“I work together with 11 colleagues at the ‘Test Development’ section. During the different development phases of our European products, such as the Daikin Altherma heating system, we work closely with the design and production departments. Together, we strive to meet the stipulated production and launch rollout dates.
Quality is always of the essence. In addition, we get involved when problems arise in production or at an end-customer location. This is certainly a plus point for me, because this way I get the chance to travel abroad and to solve problems that are not always self-evident.”