Brussels, 14 November 2022 – Daikin Europe N.V. has announced that its subsidiary Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (Daikin MEA) opened a new factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The factory is the company's first in Saudi Arabia and its second in the Middle East after Dubai. The opening of the factory is part of the company's five-year growth plan for the Middle East region.
- Daikin Europe opens its first factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- The factory will produce air handling units and other products that are essential for large-space applied air conditioning solutions.
- Daikin Europe aims to contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability in the Middle East through the provision of energy-efficient products.
High quality, made in Saudi Arabia
Through its many subsidiaries, Daikin Europe is active throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Over the years, the company has been developing its business in each region by producing as close to the market as possible to provide products that meet local needs.
As part of this proximity strategy, Daikin Europe has recently opened its first factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The custom-built premises are located close to the nation’s capital Riyadh and will be operated by Daikin Saudi Arabia, an affiliate of Daikin MEA. The factory is certified according to the international certifications ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 for environmental management, quality management and occupational health and safety management. Products will be certified by Eurovent, the European industry association for indoor climate, process cooling, and food cold chain technologies.
‘We will be producing high-quality applied air-conditioning products at the factory, including air- handling units, air-filtration units and energy-recovery ventilators. We are very proud they will now carry the label Made in Saudi Arabia,’ says Takayuki Kamekawa Daikin Europe Vice President Sales Affiliate Network.
Growing with Saudi Arabia and the Middle East
Daikin MEA has its own strategic investment and expansion plan to become the leading Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Heating company in the region. ‘With this investment in the region, we can contribute to improving the region’s energy efficiency and sustainability while creating vital job opportunities and supporting local economic growth,’ states Masaaki Miyatake, Chairman & President at Daikin Middle East & Africa.
‘Daikin is clearly strengthening its presence in Saudi Arabia. The country is going through many social and economic reforms, and our new factory is a great opportunity to contribute to this transformation and help achieve its ambitious objectives,’ adds Tariq Almutlaq, Chairman of Daikin Saudi Arabia.
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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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