Daikin continues to invest in its German heat pump factory

23/03/2021

By investing in its German heat pump factory Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG), Daikin is demonstrating its commitment to make Germany and Europe a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

Brussels, 23 March 2021 - The coronavirus crisis has not prevented Daikin from continuing to invest in Europe. To meet the growing demand, Daikin Europe is investing in the EU by adding a production line in the Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG) factory in order to build even more hydronic heat pumps. This new production line will enable Daikin to produce wall-mounted indoor heat pump units used in several product ranges. With this new production facility, Daikin aims to strengthen its footprint in Europe’s leading manufacturing hub and key heating market at the core of the energy transition.

 

An increase in production capacity in Germany to meet EU demand

Daikin, market leader in heating and air conditioning, is expanding its production capacity in Germany by adding a new production line at its DMGG factory. While the Covid-19 crisis perhaps makes the economic situation look uncertain, Daikin is investing in Germany to meet growing demand. Daikin is enhancing the production of wall-mounted indoor heat pump units used in several product ranges such as Daikin Altherma 3, high and low temperatures heat pumps to name but a few. To make this possible, the DMGG factory has already increased the number of employees by 37% since October 2020.

The new production line will be responsible for approximately 20,000 units by end of 2021, and is expected to expand further in the coming years.

 

‘Made in Germany’ for a greener future

Daikin, a proud European company, advocates ‘Made in Europe’ and by extension ‘Made in Germany’ production to further strengthen its commitment to the Green Deal and to the German Climate Plan. By expanding production to Germany, Daikin aims to strengthen its footprint in Europe’s leading manufacturing hub and key heating market at the core of the energy transition. The fact that the systems for Europe are also developed and produced in Europe has always been of paramount importance to Daikin. German production is fully integrated within Daikin’s manufacturing strategy and distribution across the European markets.

Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating and Renewables at Daikin. “We do not let the Covid-19 pandemic distract us from our objective. Step by step, we are reaching the goal we set ourselves to become a leading actor in the German heating sector by continuously promoting heat pumps as a renewable solution/alternative.

 

The story of DMGG factory

  • The Daikin Manufacturing Germany Gmbh factory was born after re-branding Rotex products into Daikin in 2020.
    • Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH and ROTEX Heating Systems GmbH announced integration of sales, marketing and services activities earlier in 2020.
    • Heating products manufactured by ROTEX have been Daikin-branded since 1 January 2020.
    • Through this integration, Daikin aims to expand its European production and innovation network.

 

About Daikin Europe

Daikin Europe N.V. is a major European producer of air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 10,000 people employed throughout Europe and 14 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Austria and the UK.

Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years‘ experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.

 

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