Brussels, 17 November 2022 – Daikin Europe N.V. announces it will build a new Research & Development (R&D) facility for sustainable heating and air conditioning solutions in Hendek, Turkey. The decision underlines Daikin Europe’s plans to strengthen the R&D function in Turkey, and to recruit additional staff locally. The building will double the available space for R&D offices and testing labs, and is expected to be ready by April 2024.
Design and manufacture for local markets
Daikin Europe is a leading heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration company and attaches great importance to innovation. Over its nearly 50 year history Daikin Europe has launched several innovations in the industry, such as the Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat pump in Europe. The company is investing heavily in all its R&D locations. In 2023, Daikin will invest 3.5 million euro in its Turkish R&D facilities.
The R&D centre of Daikin Europe in Turkey serves as one of the strongest R&D centres in the country. The Daikin products designed in Turkey are tailored to local market and climate needs, mainly for Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asian countries. The products designed in Turkey are also manufactured in Turkey.
The expansion is firmly rooted in Daikin’s proximity strategy to develop and manufacture products close to the markets where they are sold. “Demand for our products is growing throughout the entire EMEA region, as consumers and businesses alike are looking for energy efficient solutions, that will both reduce the running costs and support a smaller carbon footprint. In Turkey we can find highly skilled engineers, and by expanding our R&D activities there, we will be able to meet that growing demand with products that are tailored to local needs,” says Kazuhide Mizutani, General Manager of Daikin EMEA Development Center.
The new building will have 4,500 m² of dedicated R&D space, which will more than double the current available office space and testing labs. Daikin Europe plans to grow its Turkish R&D team considerably in the coming years. The new facility is expected to be ready in April 2024 and will be able to accommodate all current and future colleagues in an attractive work environment.
“The team continues to grow, our current premises will soon become too small to accommodate all our activities. The new building will create much needed extra room for both the R&D team and our factory. It will provide our people with modern, state-of-the-art offices and facilities, which fits in perfectly with our ambition to be a great place to work,” says Hasan Önder, Managing Director of Daikin Turkey.
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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 solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 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. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. 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.
Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).
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