BRUSSELS, 2 March 2023 - Daikin Europe N.V. announced that the Daikin Group will donate an additional 107,000 euro, as well as 20,000 euro worth of emergency supplies to help the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
In view of the extensive damage caused in Turkey and Syria by the recent earthquakes, Daikin has decided to make an additional donation to support the victims. Together with the already announced donation of supplies worth 230,000 euro for victims in Turkey, this brings the total amount donated by the Daikin Group to 357,000 euro.
Daikin’s additional donation will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is engaged in support activities for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Daikin will also deliver relief supplies to the affected areas through the Turkey Disaster and Management Authority and the Turkish Red Crescent Society.
In the meantime, Daikin Europe group employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are raising funds and making donations. Daikin Europe will deliver the collected sum to the affected areas adding an amount equal to the collected donations.
Masatsugu Minaka, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries and Chairman of the Board of Daikin Europe said, ‘We are deeply saddened by the suffering caused by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with all victims. As the magnitude of the devastation has become more clear, Daikin has decided to provide further emergency relief supplies to the affected areas and to make additional donations to the international aid organisations. We hope everyday life can be restored soon.’
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).
About Daikin Turkey
After 44 years of operating in Turkey through distributors since 1978, Daikin Europe acquired Turkish air-conditioning manufacturer Airfel in 2011 and established Daikin Turkey. That company has more than 1,700 employees and is headquartered in Istanbul. The factory, built on a 163,000㎡ site in Sakarya, produces products under the Daikin and Airfel brands, including air conditioners, fan coils and air handling units to meet a wide variety of needs.
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