Brussels, 5 August, 2022 – Daikin Europe N.V. is proud to announce its subsidiary Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (Daikin MEA) launched its first Brand Shop in Nigeria. The shop was set up in partnership with ACE Solutions, authorized Daikin Dealer. With Daikin MEA and ACE professionals on-site, the new store is an extension of Daikin’s expertise, paving the path to access high-quality heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems in the country.
Daikin Europe N.V., who operates in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, sees Africa as a key market for growth and expansion. With the new store opening, it aims to bring high-level innovation and expertise closer to consumers. The new store not only provides exceptional products but also has Daikin experts at the store to advise customers on what systems work best for their needs. Consumers can get the full support on design, sales, installation, and aftermarket support.
Tuna Gulenc, Vice President-Sales at Daikin MEA says, ‘With the new store opening, Daikin aims to respond to the growing needs of the Nigerian market, introducing technologies and products that ensure the best air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency. Reports indicate that some air conditioners are not suitable for the Nigerian environment, constituting in health hazards and accidents, resulting from a lack of access to advanced systems and mechanical expertise. After carefully studying the market landscape and air quality levels in the country, we at Daikin look forward to expanding our expertise to the market and providing high-level air conditioning systems while taking the environment into consideration.’
Across the regions it operates in, Daikin Europe aims to deliver high added value through local and tailored solutions. In that respect, Daikin MEA is strongly focusing on sustainability, indoor air quality and wants to drive more awareness towards a healthy living environment. It is introducing new inverter R32 product solutions in its market, mainly split and mini VRV that combine superior performance with lower operational costs and lower environmental impact.
Daikin MEA intends to build a cleaner environment in the African region by appointing new channel partners in Africa to strive for access to better air quality and energy efficiency. At the same it is strengthening its service and aftermarket support. In function of its expansion strategy in Africa, Daikin MEA had already opened as dedicated sales and service office in Lagos, Nigeria in 2020. The new Daikin Brand Shop further enables the local Nigerian teams to provide complete HVAC-R advise, solutions and aftermarket support for all projects and applications.
Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral throughout the full value chain and the full life cycle of its products and solutions.
Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailored-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To date Daikin Europe N.V. has over 12 000 employees across more than 65 entities. 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.
Total Solution provider for heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration
Daikin Europe can rely on a strong network of installers and partners across its regions thanks to nearly 50 years of innovative and energy efficient air conditioning systems business development.
To date, Daikin Europe is also market leader for Heat Pumps in Europe and well known for the Daikin Altherma hydronic heat pumps for private heating applications, which it pioneered in 2006. With high demand for low carbon heating in Europe, these heat pumps are made in the Belgian, Czech and German factories in Europe.
In recent years, Daikin Europe has added total solutions for the cold chain to its lines of business. Next to own refrigeration innovations, the company expanded its portfolio and network through several acquisitions. In 2016 Daikin Europe N.V. acquired Zanotti, Italian manufacturer of industrial and transport refrigeration. In 2017, Hubbard (UK) was integrated into the group, shortly followed by Tewis Smart Systems (Spain). The most recent acquisition to reinforce the full line up for retail cold chain was the global refrigeration group AHT Cooling Systems GmbH, headquartered in Austria.
Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 89,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of € 23.7 billion in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries Ltd. is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.