Daikin corporate about us

Our mission

Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. 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. 

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Innovation

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

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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​

10,637
Employees

3,464.7 million
€  Cons. turnover
FY2020

413.8 million
€ Cons. operating profit
​FY2020

Graphic annual numbers of Daikin

Daikin Europe N.V. - Consolidated Financial Highlights
(in millions of euro's)
 

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Net Sales 3,455 3,381 2,824 2,516 2,362
Operating Result 243 138 205 184 190
Profit before tax 229 131 185 177 179
Net Income 178 99 147 130 139
Total Assets 3,110 2,944 3,071 1,819 1,853
Total Equity 1,502 1,370 1,304 1,203 1,071
Employees 10,637 10,630 8,245 7,479 6,974

 

* Daikin Turkey & ServiceNed B.V. 15 months
** Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe Group & ROTEX Heating Systems Group 15 months
*** McQuay Hellas S.A. Rotex Italy 15 months



Part of the worldwide Daikin group
 

Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 80,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of around 18,45 billion euros in financial year 2020 (April 20 – March 21). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries Ltd. is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.

 

Daikin’s presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and is Daikin’s entity for HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) research and development, manufacturing and sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We develop and manufacture solutions that are specifically tailored to the needs of the markets we serve. With a large network of subsidiaries and a strong professional partner network, we have become the leading provider in the region.

Daikin Europe has over 11 000 employees across 24 EMEA affiliates and 12 manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The company was established in 1973 and its headquarters are in Belgium with offices in Ostend, Ghent and Brussels.

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Daikin Europe N.V. - Ostend (BE)

Production start 1973
Factory surface 26,000m²
Number of employees 2,052 
Website www.daikin.eu
   
Product range Heat pumps (Daikin Altherma)
  Air-conditioning (Sky Air & VRV)
  Chillers 
  Refrigeration

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 

1924

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

1933

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

1936

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

1951

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

Focus on breakthrough innovation

1958

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

1973 

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

1982

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

2006 

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

2011

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

2018 

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

2021

Daikin announces its Fusion 2025 plan that puts the company at the forefront of the transition to a carbon-neutral society.