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Our mission

Air is essential to our existence. At Daikin, it is our mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible air. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. Today, we are once again leading the way, using our advanced technology to become a driving force in the transition to a carbon-neutral society.

Who we are

Daikin Europe is a leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. We offer a wide range of products, solutions and services to create indoor environments that are beneficial to people’s health and well-being. Our advanced technology enables our customers to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable society. 

  • Innovation

    We aim to deliver high-quality products in the present, while leading the development of energy-saving technologies for the future.

  • Environmental responsibility

    We lead the way in reducing environmental impact. This is why we incorporate green practices and sustainable solutions at the heart of everything we do.

Daikin Europe N.V. at a glance​


5,213 million
€  Cons. turnover

Daikin Europe at glance

Part of the worldwide Daikin group

About Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Daikin Europe has over 13 710 employees across more than 57 consolidated subsidiaries and 14 major manufacturing facilities. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.

About Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries was founded in 1924, in Osaka, Japan. The global group employs over 96,000 people worldwide and is the market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only manufacturer in the world that develops and manufactures heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, as well as refrigerants in-house. The company achieved € 28.2 billion sales turnover in fiscal year 2022 (1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023).

Daikin Europe N. V.Headquarters Ostend (Belgium)
 Est. in 1972, production started in 1973
RegionActive in 129 countries worldwide 
EmployeesOver 13,710 employees
Turnover Fiscal Year 20225.2 Billion Euro 

Absolute Credibility

We are committed to building relationships based on trust and openness with customers, colleagues, business partners, and communities.

Enterprising Management

We are committed to building the company through encouraging and rewarding the initiative and excellence of all employees.

Harmonious Personal Relations

We are committed to a workplace in which everyone works together with dedication to meet Daikin’s goals and challenges.

Our History

Realising our mission through the years

Ever since its foundation in 1924, Daikin has devoted itself to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Throughout the years, we have used our expertise and our technology to improve people’s lives and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable society. Here are some of the highlights.

Laying the foundations 


Akira Yamada founds Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Ltd. The company specialises in cooling and refrigeration technology and will later become Daikin.


Daikin researches the usage of fluorine refrigerants, starting a never-ending quest to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact of our products. 


The “Mifujirator” is introduced as Japan’s first air conditioner for trains, greatly improving the comfort of travellers during long journeys.


Daikin becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to mass-produce self-contained and packaged air-conditioning equipment. 

Focus on breakthrough innovation


Daikin introduces the first packaged air-conditioner based on heat pump technology, laying the foundation for the company’s current leadership in this domain.


Daikin Europe N.V. is established in Ostend, Belgium with the specific aim to develop, manufacture and market products for local markets.


The first VRV (Variable Refrigeration Volume) unit is introduced on the Japanese market, providing an energy-efficient and flexible solution for any building.

An age of expansion 

1990 – 2005

Daikin Europe expands its activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, both through organic growth and acquisitions.

Broadening our horizon


Daikin launches the Altherma heat pump range, providing homeowners with a simple and sustainable solution for all their heating and cooling needs.


The newly established EMEA Development Centre (EDC) dedicates itself to research into new and ground-breaking technologies, tailored to the needs of local markets.


Daikin acquires AHT, an Austrian company that specialises in refrigerated counters, shelves and cabinets for commercial applications.


Daikin Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary in EMEA. 

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100 years Daikin

The story of Daikin has always been shaped by groundbreaking ideas, technological innovations, and dedicated people. 2024 marks our 100th anniversary. Explore how we bring future-proof solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration to global markets. Just how you like it.

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