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About Daikin

Air is essential to our existence, and our role in protecting it continues to expand.

"Aiming for sustainable growth and a sustainable society through technological strength and outstanding human resources"

- Masanori Togawa, President and CEO, Daikin Industries, Ltd.

 

Air is essential to our existence, and our role in protecting it continues to expand. Since 1924, we have devoted ourselves with unbridled passion to overcome the ever-evolving challenges of air to become the leading manufacturer of air conditioning equipment. Leveraging our innovative technology, we deliver outstanding products and system solutions to provide comfortable and sustainable interior environments for all of the people and regions of the world.

This is, and always will be, the Daikin mission.

 

Daikin Europe N.V.

As a fully owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, Daikin Europe N.V. (DENV) represents Daikin administration, development, assembly and sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Ostend, Belgium, our European production facilities also extend to Plzen and Brno, Czech Republic, Güglingen, Germany and Hendek, Turkey.

Today, the Daikin Europe Group boasts a powerful sales network of 17 affiliate companies, 4 sales offices and an entire network of independent distributors and sales contacts in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Our European facilities at a glance

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Daikin Europe N.V. (DENV)

Ostend, Belgium

  • Founded in 1972, the Ostend site is the first DENV facility
  • Strategically located near end-consumer markets in Europe
  • Advanced facilities
  • Market-leading developer of innovative products

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ROTEX

Güglingen, Germany

  • Acquired in 2008 from German heating manufacturer, ROTEX Heating Systems
  • Produces energy efficient boilers, solar panels, underfloor heating and heating system components

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DICz

Plzen, Czech Republic

  • Founded in 2004
  • Mass production facility for residential air conditioners

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Daikin Turkey A.S.

Hendek,Turkey

  • Acquired in 2011 from Turkish heating and air conditioning manufacturer, Airfel
  • Produces domestic air conditioning and heating products, such as radiators and wall mounted boilers

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DDCz

Brno, Czech Republic

  • Founded in 2008
  • Produces compressors for European factories, hydroboxes and domestic hot water tanks for Daikin Altherma and accumulators for Sky Air

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

  04/2015-03/2016 04/2014-03/2015 04/2013-03/2014 04/2012-03/2013 04/2011-03/2012
Net Sales 2.126,3 1.845,3 1.852,5 1.846,2* 1.800,4**
Operating result 167,7 119,1 146,8 120,2 127
Profit before tax 159 100,3 127,2 97,9 94
Net income 119,4 88,0 91,7 65,7 61
Total assets 1.500 1.463 1.376 1.338 1.370
Total equity  992 959 920 875 882


Figures are based on Belgian GAAP
The entire Daikin Europe group employed a staff of 6099 employees end of FY15 (March 2016)

 

* 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



Daikin Milestones

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2018

  • Acquisition of AHT, an Austrian company specialised in refrigeration showcases for supermarkets and is a leading player in the commercial refrigeration market in Europe.
  • Acquisition of Recair Indutrade Group and will become the Finnish Sales office (DEFO) in order to strengthen the position of Daikin in the Scandinavian market.
  • Acquisition of Norwegian distributor Friganor AS.  In Norway a new affiliate has been established, DANO. 

2017

  • Acquisition of TEWIS.
  • "VRV compressor retrofit system," a maintenance service which reduces the usage of energy significantly in the existing air conditioning equipment in buildings receives the “Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry” from METI, the highest award for conserving energy.
  • Total sales of air conditioners using HFC-32 (R32), a refrigerant with low global warming potential (GWP), reaches 10 million units in more than 50 counties.
  • Daikin Texas Technology Park, the largest air conditioner manufacturing factory in Daikin for North American market, is opened in Texas, U.S.A.
  • DK-Power, Ltd., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., which generates power through micro hydroelectric power generating system is established.
  • Daikin acquires Airmaster Corporation Pty Ltd., a leading company in Australia in the fields of service and solution for air conditioning equipment.
  • Daikin and Osaka University concludes a comprehensive collaborative agreement aiming to create innovation by combining the expertise of HVAC and AI / IoT field.
  • Daikin Chemical Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. is established.
  • Daikin acquires Heroflon S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of fluoropolymer compounds.
  • "Risora," a wall mounted residential air conditioner and "Cocotas," a multi-cassette-type air conditioner for small spaces is marketed to meet the various array of needs in living environments.
  • Daikin launches “Daikin Information and Communications Technology College,” a training program to secure AI/IoT experts.

2016

  • Launch Bluevolution product range, which includes residential, light commercial air applications, and the Roundflow Cassette. All systems are equipped with the revolutionary R-32.
  • Acquired the Italian commercial refrigeration manufacturer, Zanotti.
  • Established Daikin Air Conditioning Egypt (DAE).
  • Flanders Holdings LLC, the air filter manufacturer in U.S. is acquired.
  • The giant "Dai Pichon-kun" billboard appears in Umeda, Osaka.
  • The highest class certification of "Eruboshi" was granted with the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. 
  • Daikin Airconditioning New Zealand Ltd. is established. 
  • Dinair AB, an air filter manufacturer in Sweden is acquired.

2015

  • Offer worldwide, free access to patents for equipment using next-generation refrigerant R-32.
  • Goodman established new base in U.S. state of Texas.
  • Acquires refrigerant business in Europe from leading chemical group Solvay S.A.
  • Technical assistance to Thailand for next generation refrigerant R-32.
  • Publishes "Ninety years' company history".
  • White House recognizes air conditioner and chemical manufacturer Daikin for commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  • Completion of the "Technology and Innovation Center".
  • Publishes its policy and comprehensive actions on the environmental impact of refrigerants.

2014

  • Launch the world-class VRV IV heat recovery solution.
  • Establish McQuay as Daikin Applied Europe (DAE), to strengthen the Daikin brand identity and consolidate leadership in the HVAC-R market.
  • Participation begins for "Smart Community Project in Greater Manchester, UK".
  • Daikin presents its first exhibit at the global design festival "Fuori Salone".
  • The "Forests for the Air" project starts as a Daikin social contribution celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding. 
  • Achieves 10 million production of packaged air conditioners. 
  • The VRV X Series, which substantially improves year-round operating efficiency, is launched. 
  • CDP selects Daikin Industries as a Climate Performance Leader. 
  • Field test starts for micro-hydro power generation for water pipelines in Nanto-shi, Toyama.
  • Daikin's environmental education program wins award for excellence at Career Education Awards sponsored by METI.

2013

  • Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first DENV facility in Ostend, Belgium.
  • Establish Daikin Air Conditioning Saudi Arabia, in a joint venture with RIRAC.
  • Launch the Ururu Sarara product range, the first European air-to-air heat pump system with R-32 refrigerant.
  • Expands use of refrigerant R-32 to India.
  • Residential air conditioner Urusara 7 receives various awards including a "Prime Minister's Award" of the 5th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards for excellent engineering, a "Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry," of Energy Conservation Grand Prize for excellent energy conservation equipment, and a Red Dot Design Award.
  • Daikin opens a new solutions plaza Fuha: Osaka.
  • An agreement with Kyoto University for a comprehensive partnership is concluded with the aim of creating a new social value by integration of the arts and sciences.
  • TSP, a leading distributor of commercial HVAC equipment in Indonesia, is acquired.
  • Clear Force Z, an air purifier using Streamer technology and having humidifying and dehumidifying functions that automatically control room humidity, is marketed.
  • "FIVE STAR ZEAS" air conditioner for stores and offices that is the first commercial air conditioner to use the refrigerant R-32, is marketed.
  • Daikin Asahikawa Laboratory is established with the aim of expanding the heater and hot water supply system business.

2012

  • ZEAS series featuring the world's first all aluminum constructed "microchannel heat exchanger" is marketed.
  • RakuAir, the first residential air conditioner in Japan to use design psychology in development, is marketed.
  • Daikin is adopted by METI as Manager to Promote the Introduction of an Energy Management System (BEMS aggregator).
  • PT. Daikin Airconditioning Indonesia is established as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Goodman, Major U.S. residential unitary company is acquired to build a solid base for positioning Daikin as the leading company in the global air conditioner market.
  • "Urusara 7," featuring the world's first adoption of the next generation refrigerant R-32 in a residential air conditioner, is marketed. 
  • Daikin-Sauer-Danfoss Ltd., which performs all activities of product development, manufacturing, and sales of oil hydraulic equipment used in construction machinery, is established. 
  • DESICA HOME AIR, a residential use control unit for humidity and ventilation of an entire building, is marketed.

2011

  • Acquire Turkish Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer, Airfel.
  • Establish the European Development Centre (EDC).
  • Receive Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification, which recognises our commitment to fair and responsible EU trade.
  • Air conditioning sales subsidiaries in Japan are reorganized to establish a subsidiary specializing in sales for mass retailers.
  • Daikin Air Survey Team, which verifies simple customer concerns, is formed.
  • Miharimo power saver controller and Soine sleep time controller are marketed.
  • DESICA, commercial-use air treatment unit for controlling humidity, wins Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Invention Award at the National Commendation for Invention
  • Agreement is conducted with the Shiretoko Nature Foundation and Towns of Shari and Rausu to support environmental protection on the Shiretoko Peninsula
  • Daikin becomes first Japanese company awarded "Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award" by the AARP (former the American Association of Retired Persons.)
  • ZESTIA marine container refrigeration unit is marketed.
  • Daikin opens a new solutions plaza Fuha: Tokyo.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in Suzhou, China as Daikin's largest air conditioning production base for air conditioning equipment. 
  • "VRV Energy-Saving Tuning" service is received the Prize for eco-friendly products.

2010

  • Daikin/Arkema joint venture company starts production of new refrigerant in China.
  • Three local sales subsidiaries of Oil Hydraulic machineries are integrated into " Daikin Hydraulic Engineering Co., LTD.'"
  • Daikin and Nippon Valqua form capital alliance for fluoropolymer business in China.

Launch

  • Daikin Altherma Flex Type for apartment buildings and collective housing.
  • Nexura, a stylish heating and cooling unit with a radiant front panel for optimal comfort.
  • Eco-ZEAS80 energy-saving inverter type air conditioner.
  • Commercial-use air purifier equipped with flash streamer.

Acquire

  • McQuay Hellas (Greece).

Develop

  • An international project to design net-zero energy buildings in Germany.

Recipient

  • Accept the international Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 certificate to ensure the safety of employees, subcontractors, visitors and the surrounding communities.

Establish

  • Daikin McQuay Solutions Plaza in the New York, U.S.A. to exhibit cutting-edge, large-scale air conditioning equipment.

2009

  • Commemorative campaign "Pichonkun Car Goes on a Eco Road Trip" is conducted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pichonkun's debut.
  • ZEFFLE Infrared Reflective Coating, a coating using 4-fluoro type fluoropolymer coatings, wins the energy award in Lloyd's List Global Awards 2009.
  • Water-cooled VRV units are delivered to 2010 FIFA World CupTM stadiums in South Africa.
  • Flash Streamer Antibacterial Unit for Buses is developed as first application of Flash Streamer technology.

Acquire

  • Kälteanlagen Import GmbH, which becomes the Daikin Europe Hamburg Marine Office.
  • The applied and service business of ACT.
  • Japan's major air filter company Nippon Muki Co., Ltd.

Launch

  • The Daikin Altherma High Temperature heat pump.
  • Daikin Emura: a wall mounted unit recognised for its award-winning design.
  • "Hexagon Module Chiller" for buildings and factories.
  • Residential heat pump hot water heater for the Chinese market.
  • Ururu Sarara (R Series) air conditioner featuring the world's first 4-directional airflow (up, down, left, and right).
  • The ZEAS Refrigeration Condensing Unit for deep freezing applications 

Recipient

  • Daikin Altherma Low Temperature becomes the first heat pump to receive a European Ecolabel for its outstanding environmental performance.

Establish

  • Development and testing facility at the Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center in the United States.
  • A new factory at Daikin Sunrise Settsu Co., Ltd.

2008

  • Commemorative campaign is conducted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Daikin room air conditioner.
  • Air Conditioning Network Service System II, a remote monitoring system for air conditioners, begins.
  • Daikin MR Engineering Co.,Ltd. starts operation. 
  • Daikin becomes first in the air conditioning industry to be endorsed as Eco First Company.
  • The remote energy-saving tuning service wins the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award in Eco Product Award.
  • Production Agreement with Gree Electric Appliances.
  • Daikin Human Support Co., Ltd. is merged.

Acquire

  • German heating manufacturer Rotex GmbH to expand the Daikin product range and strengthen our position in the heating market.
  • McQuay International FZE in the Middle East, McQuay Szanyo and Szanyo Service in Central Europe, and Swedish distributor Svenska Daikin A.B., (now known as Daikin Sweden A.B.).

Establish

  • Daikin Airconditioning Korea Co., Ltd. 

2007

  • Establish Daikin as the sole owner of Itho Air Conditioning B.V., (now known as Daikin Air Conditioning Netherlands).
  • Launch the Roundflow Cassette: an R-410A ceiling mounted cassette with a 360º radial airflow pattern for improved, uniform airflow and temperature distribution.
  • Turkey Office is established in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
  • "The Clear Force," air purifier with humidifying and dehumidifying features is marketed.
  • A water-based fluoropolymer coating material with superior anti-stain and weather resistance properties is jointly developed with LANXESS Deutschland GmbH. 
  • "DESICA," heat pump desiccant humidity control OA unit, is marketed. 
  • A company for production and sale of hydrofluoric acid is established with China Centralfluoro Industries Group Co., Ltd. 
  • A joint venture company is established in China with French company Arkema Incorporated to market new refrigerant for air conditioners. 
  • Daikin Refrigeration (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in China for the production of marine container refrigeration units. 
  • "OPTOOL DAC," fluorine UV curing type antifouling agent. 
  • Ladies professional golfer Shinobu Moromizato signs endorsement contract with Daikin.

2006

  • Oil hydraulic multi-level parking system business is transferred.
  • CSR Report is first published to introduce the Daikin Group's unique CSR activities.
  • Daikin Air-conditioning Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is certificated as a vocational training site for physically challenged persons in Shanghai, a first for a foreign-affiliated manufacturer in China.
  • Four production bases in China including Shanghai Daikin Air-conditioning, Daikin Air-conditioning Systems (Shanghai), Daikin Central Air-conditioning (Shanghai) and Daikin Central Air-conditioning (Huizhou) are integrated to establish Daikin Air-conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • to develop, produce and sell electronic devices related to air conditioning.

Launch

  • Ururu Sarara: the world’s first split air conditioner offering air conditioning, purification, humidity control and ventilation in a single package.
  • Daikin Altherma: a new heat pump for the home heating market. The all-in-one system provides heating, domestic hot water production and cooling (optional).

Establish

  • Daikin Air Conditioning South Africa as a DENV affiliate.
  • Daikin Europe Middle East Office as a sales affiliate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning Greece SA as a subsidiary of DENV.
  • Daikin Europe Irish Office.
  • The Environment Readiness Section in Daikin Europe N.V. to take an environmental leadership in Europe.
  • Fusion 10, a mid- to long-term strategic management plan, aiming to maximize corporate value and become a truly global excellent company.
  • Refrigeration Business Department, aiming for global development of the refrigeration (cooling and freezing) business.

Acquire

  • OYL Industries, parent company of McQuay International, AAF International and J&E Hall by DIL. These acquisitions allow DENV to broaden its product range to include air handling units and large chillers.

2005

  • Establish Daikin Europe Moscow Representation Office.
  • Give full responsibility to DENV to serve markets in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Ururu Sarara F Series featuring a temperature control for comfortable sleep is marketed. 
  • Solutions Plaza Shanghai opens in Shanghai, China, as China's first large-scale showroom specialized for air conditioners. 
  • Collaboration agreement is concluded with US Dow Corning Corporation in the exploration of new areas of fluorosilicone chemistry. 
  • Business tie-up agreement is concluded with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd in the field of gas heat pump type air-conditioning (GHP). 
  • Daikin Environmental Laboratory, Ltd. and Daikin Air Conditioning R&D Laboratory Ltd. are integrated to establish Daikin Air-Conditioning and Environmental Laboratory, Ltd. 
  • The CSR Committee and the CSR Department is established to promote CSR activities of the entire Group. 
  • A holding company Daikin Holdings (USA), Inc. and an air conditioning sales company Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. are established in the United States.

2004

  • Acquire a third UK distributor, MacQueen Air Conditioning.
  • Establish Daikin Device Czech Republic s.r.o, a compressor factory in Brno, to supply compressors for our factory in Plzen.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Portugal S.A. is established in Lisbon, Portugal, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • UX Series, a wall-mounted inverter type air conditioner with slim and compact design, is marketed. 
  • Super Unit oil hydraulic equipment wins the Japan Machinery Federation’s Chairman Award for an excellent energy conservation machinery. 
  • Group companies in Japan acquire integrated ISO 14001 certification for the environment. 
  • The executive officer system is introduced. 
  • Daikin Applied Systems Co, Ltd. is established to manufacture and sell central air conditioning equipment and provide design, installation, sales, and service of air conditioning and refrigerant systems. 
  • Daikin Motor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., is established in Suzhou, China, as a joint venture company with Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. to produce and sell compressor motors for air conditioners. 
  • Commemorative project for the 80th anniversary of Daikin's foundation is launched. 
  • A new corporate symbol is established for common use among the Daikin Group. worldwide. 
  • The share unit amount is reduced to 100 shares. 

2003

  • Establish Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. factory in Plzen, Czech Republic to centralise the production of residential indoor and outdoor units.
  • Increase UK presence by acquiring two former Daikin distributors in the UK: Cooling Services and Pillinger Air.
  • Daikin Air-Conditioning Technology Co., Ltd. starts business in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou as industry’s first wholly foreign-owned service company in China. 
  • "NEOFLON" EFEP is developed. 
  • Corporate Ethics Committee and Corporate Ethics Department are established. 
  • "Ve-up Q" multi-split type air conditioner for replacement use is marketed. 
  • Daikin Air Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Daikin Central Airconditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are established in Shanghai, China, as a production base for air conditioning equipment. 
  • Daikin has achieved top market share of residential air conditioners throughout the fiscal year of 2003. 
  • Shiga Plant has achieved a production total of 15 million room air conditioners. 
  • Titanium apatite photocatalyst filter is developed and commercialized for the first time in the world. 
  • Tsinghua University in China and Daikin form a tie-up to develop air conditioning technology and establish the Tsinghua-Daikin R&D Center at Tsinghua University as an R&D base in China. 
  • Operates a factory in Changshu for Daikin Fluorochemicals(China) Co., Ltd. 
  • Daikin Device (Suzhou) Co., Ltd is established in Suzhou, China as a production base for compressors of air conditioners.
  • The technology for an egg antibody bio filter, which captures influenza virus in the air, is developed.

2002

  • Establish Daikin Airconditioning Italy.
  • Achieved zero waste of resources at all mechanical departments.
  • EcoCute, a natural refrigerant (CO2) heat pump type water heater, is marketed.
  • Nationwide development of fluorocarbon recovery and destruction business begins.
  • The 11th Annual Grand Prize for the Global Environment is given by the Nikkan Kogyou Shimbun.
  • Conveni-Pack ZEAS-AC, integrated system for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning, is developed.
  • Our Group Philosophy is established.

2001

  • Establish Daikin Air Conditioning Poland Sp.z.o.o.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Argentina S.A. is established in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • Daikin Compressor Industries Ltd is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as a swing compressor manufacturing and sales company.
  • The age limit for re-employing Daikin retirees is extended to 65.
  • Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. is established in Changshu, China.
  • Daikin Contact Center opens as a comprehensive customer service desk related to air conditioning (in Tokyo and Osaka).
  • Photo resistant fluorocarbon polymer for the manufacture of next generation semiconductors is developed.
  • Daikin Chemical France S.A.S. is established in suburban Lyon, France, as a fluoroelastomer manufacturing company.
  • Taiwan Daikin Advanced Chemicals Inc. is established in Taipei, Taiwan, as a fluorochemicals sales company.
  • Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. is established in Beijing, China, to control all production and sales bases for air conditioning and chemical.
  • Daikin and the US company Sauer-Danfoss Inc. agree to establish a joint venture company for the oil hydraulic business.
  • Technical tie-up is formed with the US company Omnova Solutions Inc. to develop fluorine chemical products.
  • Daikin and the US company Sauer-Danfoss Inc. establish Daikin Sauer-Danfoss Manufacturing, Ltd. as a manufacturing joint venture company and Sauer-Danfoss-Daikin, Ltd. as a sales joint venture company for mobile oil hydraulic business.
  • Daikin and the US company Trane agree to establish a global strategic tie-up for the air conditioning business.
  • 淀All mechanical departments achieve zero waste when mechanical department of Yodogawa Plant achieves it .

2000

  • Establish Daikin Air Conditioning Spain SA.
  • The EcoRich hybrid oil hydraulic pumps is marketed.
  • Immunity measurement equipment business (Evanet) is transferred.
  • The Matsushita-Daikin Air Conditioning Development Center is established.
  • The research department is split into three companies: Daikin Air Conditioning R&D Laboratory, Ltd., Daikin Systems & Solutions Laboratory, Ltd., and the Daikin Environmental Laboratory, Ltd.
  • Daikin-Shriram Airconditioning, Ltd. is established in New Delhi, India as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Daikin Institute of Advanced Chemical Technology is established in U.S.
  • Operation of Antsense is transferred and the ME department is abolished.
  • "Super Inverter ZEAS," which substantially reduces the burden on the environment and overcomes the 3 environmental issues of new refrigerant, energy saving, and recycling, is marketed.

1999

  • "Ururu Sarara," world's first room air conditioner capable of regulating humidity with a humidifying system having no water supply, is marketed. 
  • Achieves 5 million production of packaged air conditioners. 
  • Daikin concludes a comprehensive global partnership with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. in air conditioning operations.

Establish

  • A new 15000m² logistics plant at the DENV Ostend site.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning Central Europe GmbH.

1998

  • Accept the prestigious ISO 14001 certificate for DENV's environmental policy.
  • Establish Daikin Air Conditioning Germany GmbH.
  • Adopts refrigerant R-410A for air conditioner. 
  • Daikin-Alen Airconditioning Inc. is established in Quezo, Philippines, as a joint venture company. 
  • Daikin Airconditioning South Africa Pty., Ltd. is established in Cape Town, South Africa, as an air conditioner sales company. 
  • SkyAir "Super Inverter 60" packaged air conditioner, which uses 60% less electricity, is marketed. 
  • Building equipment maintenance business begins. 
  • Environmental Report 1998 is published.

1997

  • Develop air conditioning units with non-ozone depleting refrigerants in anticipation of the phase-out of all CFC-based equipment.
  • Licensing agreements for refrigerants (R-410A, 407C, 404A) are concluded with DuPont, U.S.A. 
  • All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management. 
  • Huizhou Daikin Suns Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Huizhou, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of water chilling units. 
  • R-32 mass production plant is established in Yodogawa plant. 
  • A VRV system employing the R-407C refrigerant that does not damage the ozone layer is developed. 
  • Daikin Trading (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as an air conditioner parts trading company. 
  • Daikin Asia Servicing Pte., Ltd. is established in Singapore to supply service parts to the Asian region. 
  • Daikin Fluoro Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is established and begins production of fluoro coatings in China.

1996

  • Ice thermal storage VRV multi-split type air conditioner is marketed. 
  • The Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts is established. 
  • The Energio Super energy-saving absorption-type water chiller/heater is developed and marketed. 
  • Xi'an Daikin Qing'an Compressor Co., Ltd. is established in Xi'an, China, as a joint venture company.
  • A.C.E. Daikin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is established in suburban Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as an air conditioning sales company.

1995

  • Transfer production of VRV, Sky Air and Multi-Split systems from Japan to Europe.
  • Launch the revolutionary swing compressor.
  • Daikin America's Decatur Plant establishes a facility to produce fluoropolymer "NEOFLON" FEP and ETFE.
  • Shanghai Daikin Yah Chong Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of commercial-use air conditioners in 1996.

1994

  • "Freeze Multi," a low temperature air conditioner is marketed.
  • Accept the ISO 9001 quality-assurance certificate.

1993

  • Celebrate the inauguration of a new DENV factory totalling 25.000m².
  • Establish the Daikin UK Office and warehouse to support distributor sales.
  • Incorporate the latest audiovisual technology in the Daikin Training Centre.
  • Establish Daikin Air Conditioning France.
  • "Air Conditioning Network Service System," 24-hour online monitoring system for business air conditioners, is marketed.
  • Daikin Sunrise Settsu, Ltd., a joint venture formed with Osaka Prefecture and Settsu City, is established to employ people with disabilities. Operations begin in 1994.

1992

  • "Lezanova," fluorine-impregnated natural leather is developed. 
  • Daikin Chemical Europe is established in Dusseldorf, Germany, as a fluorochemicals sales company. 
  • "ZEFFLE," infrared reflective coating for construction is marketed.

1991

  • Invest 45 million euro to expand the premises and production lines of DENV.
  • Launch the VRV heat recovery series, which offers simultaneous cooling and heating from different indoor units on the same refrigerant circuit.
  • Daikin America, Inc. and MDA Manufacturing, Inc. are established in the U.S.A. as fluorocarbon polymer production and sales companies. 
  • The factory begins operation in 1994. An HFC-134a production plant is established within Kashima Factory and begins production. 
  • A low-noise, high-safety multilevel parking system is marketed.

1990

  • Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Thailand and begins production of air conditioners in 1991. 
  • The MEC Laboratory is established in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

Launch

  • VRV inverter system, capable of operating up to eight indoor units from one outdoor unit.
  • Inverter capacity control to increase the flexibility and efficiency of VRV systems.

1989

  • Comtec series three-dimensional graphics workstations are marketed under an OEM contract with Silicon Graphics Corp., U.S.A. 
  • Ice thermal storage type multi-room air conditioning systems (EXG Series) are developed.

1988

  • The first Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament is held. 
  • Fluorocarbon recovery system is developed and marketed.

1987

  • Launch the original VRV air conditioning system in Europe, which is able to operate up to four indoor units from one outdoor unit.
  • Establish DENV as new sales centre.
  • A VRV system enabling individual control for each floor is installed in the Umeda Center Building. 
  • Mol-Graph three-dimensional molecular design software is marketed. 
  • Headquarters are moved to the Umeda Center Building. 
  • Daikin Airconditioning (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Chonburi, Thailand, as an air conditioning manufacturing and sales company.

1985

  • Multi-split type Air conditioner with hot water, is marketed. 
  • A compact cryogenic helium refrigerator capable of achieving a temperature of -269 oC (4 K) is developed.

1984

  • Launch the first Daikin inverter type air conditioner on the market.
  • Achieves 1 million production of packaged air conditioners.
  • Buffered Hydrogen Fluoride-U etching agent for semiconductor is developed.

1983

  • Kashima Factory is established in Kashima, Ibaraki, to produce fluorocarbons and fluorocarbon polymers.

1982

  • Launch first VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) system on the Japanese market - which is met with immediate success.
  • Fluoropolymer PFA and ETFE is marketed.
  • World's first commercial multi-split type air conditioner is marketed.
  • Single-screw refrigerator is developed.
  • The Comtec computer graphics system is marketed.
  • Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as an air conditioning manufacturing and sales company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V. is established in suburban Brussels as an air conditioning sales company.

1981

  • World's thinnest marine container refrigeration unit is developed.

1980

  • A.C.E. Daikin (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. is established as an air conditioning system manufacturing and sales company. 
  • PFC-14 dry etching agent for semiconductor is developed.

1978

  • Launch the Sky Air air conditioner for light commercial applications.
  • Rinkai Factory is established in Sakai Plant as a compressor manufacturing factory. 
  • "NEOFLON," FEP film is marketed.

1976

  • "DAIFREE," fluorocarbon mold release agent is marketed. 
  • The Ulala FF kerosene warm-air heater is marketed.

1975

  • DACS organic exhaust gas recovery and treatment equipment is developed. 
  • Daikin first air purifier is marketed.

1974

  • "NEOFLON," FEP pellet is marketed.

1973

  • Develop the Daikin first Multi-Split system.

1972

  • Establish Daikin Europe N.V. (DENV), a production, administration and warehouse complex in Ostend, Belgium.
  • Technology for the KL Valve hydraulic multiple control valve is transferred from K.L. AG (Switzerland). 
  • Mass production of carbon fluoride begins.

1970

  • "DAI-EL," fluoroelastomer is marketed. 
  • Shiga Plant is established in Kusatsu, Shiga, where full-scale production of residential room air conditioners begins.

1969

  • A Freon heater is employed in an air conditioner combining heating and cooling functions. 
  • Clark Daikin, a joint venture air conditioning sales company, is established in Australia. (Name changed to Daikin Australia Pty., Ltd. in 1980)

1967

  • Establish the first European sales centre in Malta to expand the Daikin product range.

1966

  • Develop centrifugal chillers.

1964

  • Cool air service by Daikin Aircon begins at J.N.R. Osaka Station. The air conditioner system is thereafter installed in major terminals.

1963

  • Kanaoka Factory is established in Sakai Plant, where full-scale production of commercial air conditioner begins. 
  • Development of Neoflon fluorocarbon polymer (copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene) begins. Product is successfully marketed in 1974. 
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Renamed Daikin Industries, Ltd. in 1982)

1962

  • Production of turbo refrigerators begins. 
  • The General Technical Research Center is established.

1960

  • Pumps, valves, and other oil hydraulic equipment are marketed.

1958

  • Window air conditioner equipped with Japan's first rotary compressor is marketed.
  • Develop the packaged heat pump air conditioner to national and international markets.

1956

  • A heat exchange device is installed on the Soya, an Antarctic research vessel, as a cabin heating system.

1955

  • "POLYFLON," PTFE is developed.

1953

  • "DAIFLON," PCTFE is developed.

1952

  • The Subzero cryogenic unit is developed.

1951

  • Became the first Japanese company to manufacture self-contained and packaged air conditioners on a large scale.

1941

  • Yodogawa Plant is established in Mishima (now Settsu), Osaka.

1938

  • Develop the first Daikin refrigerator.

1937

  • Sakai Plant is established in Sakai, Osaka.

1936

  • Develop Japan's first air conditioner for trains, known as the "Mifujirator."
  • Production of oil hydraulic parts for aircraft begins.

1935

  • Manufacture fluorocarbon gas.Fluorocarbon gas is successively manufactured for a Japan's first. Mass production begins in 1942.

1934

  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established, with the following corporate symbol.
  • Trial manufacture of a methyl chloride type refrigerator succeeds. The refrigerator is named Mifujirator and production begins.

1933

  • Research on fluorine refrigerants begins.

1929

  • Production of the Rational lubricator begins.

1924

  • Akira Yamada establishes the "Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership" in Japan, specialising in "Air Extrusion" systems. The company soon reaches unprecedented sales levels due to strong demand and its excellent product quality. From the 1930s and onward, under the Daikin name, the company specialises in manufacturing cooling systems and refrigerators, while successfully developing its own refrigerant.
  • Radiator tubes for aircraft are manufactured.