About Us

2011
  • Daikin Europe N.V. acquires Turkish Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer Airfel.
  • Daikin McQuay Ar Condicionado Brasil Ltda. is established as a subsidiary.
2010
  • Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. formally inaugurates the Neemrana Plant.
2009
  • Development and testing facilities are completed at the Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center in USA.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Philippines is established.
  • The Daikin McQuay Solutions Plaza is established in the New York area.
  • Daikin acquires Nippon Muki Co., Ltd., Japan's leading air filter company.
2008
  • Daikin Airconditioning Korea Co., Ltd. is established.
  • Daikin acquires the German heating manufacturer Rotex Heating Systems GmbH.
  • Daikin Sweden A.B. is established.
2007
  • Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V. is established in Schiedam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • An air treatment unit called DESICA is launched for controlling humidity without water piping.
  • A hot water heat pump system is launched in the European market.
2006
  • Daikin acquires OYL Industries, a publicly listed Malaysian company engaged worldwide in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning) and air-filtration businesses.
  • Daikin Air-conditioning Greece S.A. is established in Athens, Greece.
2005
  • Daikin Holdings (USA), Inc., a holding company, and Daikin AC (Americas), Inc., a sales company, are established in the United States.
2004
  • Daikin Motor Suzhou Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd., is established in Suzhou, China, for the manufacture and sale of compressor motors for air conditioners.
  • Daikin Device Czech is established in Brno, Czech Republic, for the manufacture of air conditioning compressors.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Portugal is established in Lisbon, Portugal, for the sale of air conditioning systems.
2003
  • An industry first is achieved in China with the establishment of wholly-owned service companies in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou called Daikin Air-Conditioning Technology.
  • Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. is established in Pilzen, Czech Republic, for the production of air conditioning equipment.
  • Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd. is established in the United Kingdom.
  • The VRV for replacement use Ve-up Q Series is launched as a multi split air conditioning system specially designed for building renovations.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Daikin Central Airconditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are established in Shanghai, China, as new manufacturing bases for the manufacture of air conditioning equipment.
  • Daikin is ranked 1st in market share of residential use air conditioners in Japan throughout the fiscal year of 2003.
  • Daikin achieved a production total of 15 million room air conditioners at the Shiga Plant.
  • Daikin Device (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in Suzhou, China, for the production of air conditioner compressors.
2002
  • A natural refrigerant (CO2) heat pump boiler is launched.
  • Daikin starts development of a fluorocarbon recovery and destruction system in Japan.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.r.l. is established.
  • An integrated system of refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners is launched for convenience stores.
2001
  • Daikin Airconditioning Argentina S.A. is established for the sale of air conditioning systems in Argentina.
  • Daikin Compressor Industries Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, for the manufacture and sale of swing compressors.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Poland sp.zo.o. is established in Warsaw, Poland, for the sale of air conditioning systems.
  • Daikin (China) Investment Company is established in Beijing, China, to unite the air conditioning, chemical production, and sales bases in China.
2000
  • Daikin-Shriram Airconditioning is established in New Delhi, India. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Daikin Airconditioning Spain S.L. is established in Madrid, Spain.
1999
  • Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe GmbH is established in Austria for the sale of air conditioning systems.
  • Ururu Sarara is marketed as a residential use air conditioner that humidifies without need of a water supply.
  • Total number of packaged air conditioners manufactured by Daikin surpasses 5 million units.
1998
  • Residential use air conditioners employing the new R410A refrigerant are marketed.
  • Major overseas production subsidiaries acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
  • Daikin Airconditioning South Africa Pty., Ltd. is established in South Africa for the sale of air conditioning systems.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH is established in Germany for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1997
  • All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
  • A VRV system is developed employing the new HFC407C refrigerant that does not damage the ozone layer.
  • Hui Zhou Daikin Suns Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Hui Zhou, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of water chilling units. (Name changed to Daikin (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd.)
  • Daikin Trading (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as an air conditioner parts trading company.
  • Daikin Asia Servicing Pte., Ltd. is established in Singapore to supply service parts to the Asian region.
1996
  • Xi'an Daikin Qing'an Compressor Co., Ltd. is established in Xi'an, China, as a joint venture company.
  • A.C.E. Daikin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is established in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur for the sale of air conditioning systems. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning (Malaysia) Sdn., Bhd.)
1995
  • Daikin introduces a swing compressor.
  • Shanghai Daikin Yah Chong Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of business air conditioners in 1996. (Name changed to Daikin (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd.)
1994
  • All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 9001 certification for quality management.
1993
  • Airnet Service System, a 24-hour online monitoring system for business air conditioners, is developed.
  • Daikin Airconditioning France S.A. is established in Paris for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1990
  • Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Thailand and begins production of air conditioners.
1989
  • Ice Thermal Storage VRV, a commercial multi split air conditioner, is developed.
1985
  • A heat pump air conditioning and hot water supply multi-system is developed.
1984
  • Total number of packaged air conditioners manufactured by Daikin surpasses 1 million units.
  • Daikin Airconditioning (Hong Kong) Ltd. is established in Hong Kong for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1983
  • Kashima Factory is established to manufacture chemical products.
1982
  • Japan's first VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume, a commercial multi split air conditioner) is developed.
  • The single-screw chiller is developed.
  • Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand for the manufacture and sale of air conditioning systems.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V. is established in Belgium for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1980
  • A.C.E. Daikin (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. is established in Singapore for the manufacture and sale of air conditioning systems. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)
1978
  • The Rinkai Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.
1975
  • Marketing of a residential use air purifier begins.
1972
  • Daikin Europe N.V. is established.
1970
  • The Shiga Plant is established for full-scale production of residential use air conditioners.
1969
  • A residential use multi split air conditioning system is developed to handle multiple rooms using a single outdoor unit.
  • Clark Daikin, a joint venture air conditioning sales company, is established in Australia. (Name changed to Daikin Australia Pty., Ltd. in 1980)
1967
  • Daikin begins overseas advance by establishing sale coordination center in Malta.
1964
  • Daikin installs air conditioners to major terminals of Japan Railway Company.
1963
  • The Kanaoka Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Industries Co., Ltd.
1962
  • Production of centrifugal chillers begins.
  • The General Technical Research Center is established.
1958
  • Daikin introduces residential-use air conditioners equipped with rotary compressors and heat pump type packaged air conditioners.
1951
  • Production of Japan's first packaged air conditioner begins.
1941
  • The Yodogawa Plant is established.
1937
  • The Sakai Plant is established.
1936
  • The Mifujirator is delivered to a railway company for trial use as Japan's first air conditioner for train passenger cars.
  • Production of aircraft hydraulic parts begins.
1935
  • Fluorocarbon synthesis is successful. Mass production begins in 1942.
1934
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established in Osaka, Japan.
  • A prototype is developed for a refrigerating unit using methyl chloride. The unit is named Mifujirator, and production begins.
1933
  • Research on fluorine refrigerants begins.
1924
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership is founded in Osaka, Japan, by Akira Yamada.
  • Daikin begins manufacture of aircraft radiator tubes.
Corporate Policies
  1. Absolutely Credibility
  2. Enterprising Management
  3. Harmonious Personal Relations
Our Group Philosophy
  1. Create New Value by Anticipating the Future Needs of Customers
  2. Contribute to Society with World-Leading Technologies
  3. Realize Future Dreams by Maximizing Corporate Value
  4. Think and Act Globally
  5. Be a Flexible and Dynamic Group
  6. Be a company that Leads in Applying Environmentally Friendly Practices
  7. With Our Relationship with Society in Mind, Take Action and Earn Society’s Trust
  8. The Pride and Enthusiasm of Each Employee Are the Driving Forces of our Group
  9. Be Recognized Worldwide by optimally managing the organization and its Human Resources, under our Fast & Flat Management System
  10. An atmosphere of Freedom, Boldness, and “Best Practice, Our Way”
Key CSR Themes
  • Environmental - We engage in environmental activities with global warming prevention as the most important priority.
  • Quality & Customer Satisfaction - We pursue reliable quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Human Resources - We provide workspaces where employees from diverse backgrounds can grow and contribute.
  • Social Contribution - We aspire to meet societal needs and make a possible only for Daikin.
How We View CSR in the Daikin Group
  • By ensuring implementation of our Group Philosophy, the DAIKIN Group will execute our social responsibilities globally in relations with all our stakeholders, and thereby raise our corporate value and contribute to the sustainable development of society.
  • Based upon thorough observance of legal compliance and corporate ethics, the DAIKIN Group will carry out our CSR initiatives with priority on contributing to society through our business activities such as: 1. Creating and offering new value by anticipating the future needs of customers; Taking initiatives to sustain and improve the environment in all aspects of our business operations, and promoting the development of new products and the innovation of technologies that will lead to a more environmentally healthy world; 2. Building friendly yet competitive relations with all our business partners such as suppliers; and 3. Cultivating workplaces that foster pride and enthusiasm in each employee.
  • Furthermore, as a good corporate citizen the DAIKIN Group will make beneficial contributions to each community in which we are based by being highly receptive to its needs.
  • Instead of simply giving consideration to CSR, the DAIKIN Group will proactively incorporate CSR initiatives in all our business activities, fuse and integrate such initiatives with these activities in order to ensure truly ongoing CSR initiatives and lead to the improvement of our business performance.
  • The DAIKIN Group will pursue CSR in our unique way by riding on our strengths, such as our atmosphere of freedom and boldness, thorough customer-oriented management, warm hospitality and other valued traditions and culture, as well as world-leading technologies.
  • The DAIKIN Group will fullfill our CSR by promoting interactive communications widely with society, achieving accountability, and maintaining high transparency.
  1. Providing Safe, High Quality Products and Services We shall make every effort to ensure the safety and quality of our products and services from the standpoint of our customers. Should a problem occur regarding safety, we shall immediately take appropriate action.
  2. Free Competition and Fair Trading We shall perform fair corporate activities in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations relating to fair competition and fair trade of each country and region.
  3. Observing Trade Control Laws We shall not participate in any transactions that may undermine the maintenance of global peace and security and world order in compliance with all applicable export and import related laws and regulations of each country and region as well as Daikin Group Policy.
  4. Respect and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Recognizing that intellectual property rights are important company assets, we shall strive to protect and maintain our intellectual property rights and effectively utilize them. Furthermore, we shall respect and make every effort not to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of other companies.
  5. Proper Management and Utilization of Information We shall properly manage and effectively utilize the confidential information of our company, the confidential information obtained from other companies, and the personal information of our customers and employees and shall not obtain any information through improper means. We shall thoroughly execute IT security management for our computer systems and the data-resources saved on them.
  6. Prohibition of Insider Trading To maintain the trust of the securities market, we shall not use non-public information about the Daikin Group or other companies to buy or sell stocks or other securities (insider trading).
  7. Timely and Appropriate Disclosure of Corporate Information Aiming to be an "open company" with high transparency and earn the respect of society, we shall actively convey corporate information in a timely fashion not only to shareholders and investors but also to a wide spectrum of society, and engage in two-way communication.
These compliance guidelines set forth the basic premises to observe as a basic framework for compliance for all Group companies as well as each and every one of their executives and employees in the worldwide expansion of the Daikin Group. Each company of the global Group shall draft specific criteria based on these guidelines as a code of conduct that corresponds to differences in laws and customs of each country and region and thoroughly maintains compliance.
Be a Company that Leads in Applying Environmentally Friendly Practices As we continue developing our business operations in various fields, it is our mission to proactively develop initiatives to respond to environmental issues. Incorporating environmental initiatives throughout our management must be a priority for us. In all aspects of our business operations, including product development, manufacturing and sales, we need to formulate initiatives that sustain and improve the environment. Meanwhile, we need to promote the development of new products and the innovation of technologies that will lead to a more environmentally healthy world. Under the precept "environmental response is an important management resource," we must integrate environmental initiatives into our corporate management since they can lead to business expansion, improved business performance, and further enhancement of our credibility with outside parties. We intend to continue being a leading company in the practice of "environmental management," thus contributing to a healthier global environment as a good citizen of the earth. Action Guidelines
  1. Ensure that all members of the Group deepen our understanding of environmental issues and take responsibility for the impact our actions have on society in general.
  2. Establish, promote, and continuously improve an Environmental Management System to actively and effectively implement Environmental Management as a Group.
  3. Develop and implement environmental initiatives in all aspects of our business operations, including product development, production, sales, distribution, services, and recycling. In particular, be a leader in society by developing products, technologies, and business opportunities that contribute to sustaining and improving our environment.
  4. Implement environmental initiatives that are globally consistent as well as promote initiatives that respond to the particular circumstances of each country and region. Furthermore, actively promote cooperation and alliances with related companies, external organizations, and institutions.
  5. Disclose environmentally related information in a truthful and fair manner. Listen to the views of people both inside and outside the company to continuously improve our environmental preservation efforts.
These compliance guidelines set forth the basic premises to observe as a basic framework for compliance for all Group companies as well as each and every one of their executives and employees in the worldwide expansion of the Daikin Group. Each company of the global Group shall draft specific criteria based on these guidelines as a code of conduct that corresponds to differences in laws and customs of each country and region and thoroughly maintains compliance.
Established in 1924 with headquarters in Osaka, Japan, Daikin began operations as a manufacturer of aircraft radiator tubes. Today, with over 199 subsidiaries and 38,000 employees worldwide, the Daikin Group maintains that tradition of excellence as the world's leading manufacturer of air conditioning equipment and systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. To customers around the globe, Daikin is a trusted name for providing high quality and comfort to a wide range of living environments. Leveraging advanced production engineering and base technology, Daikin offers a comprehensive product lineup ranging from residential use air conditioners to commercial use multi-split type air conditioning systems as well as applied systems. In 2009, Daikin Philippines  joined the Daikin Group, and together we pledge to do our utmost in providing the best possible products and services to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Daikin World Wide

 
  • Daikin (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd
  • Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Daikin Air-Conditioning (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd.
  • PT. Daikin Airconditioning Indonesia
  • Daikin Industries (Japan), Ltd.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Malaysia
  • Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Philippines, Inc.
  • Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd.
  • Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd.
  • VIET KIM COMPANY
 
  • Daikin Airconditioning South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
  • AAF International
  • Daikin Applied Americas Inc.
  • Daikin Applied Latin America, L.L.C.
  • DAIKIN North America LLC
  • Daikin U.S. Corporation
  • Daikin America, Inc.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning Argentina S.A.
  • Daikin McQuay AR Condicionado Brasil LTDA.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Chile S.A.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Colombia S.A.S
  • Daikin Airconditioning Mexico
  • Daikin Australia Pty., Ltd.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsGmbH
  • Daikin Europe N.V.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V.
  • Daikin Device Czech Republic s.r.o.
  • Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o.
  • Daikin Airconditioning France S.A.S.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH
  • Daikin Airconditioning Greece S.A.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.p.A.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Portugal S.A.
  • Daikin AC Spain, S.A.
  • Daikin Sweden A.B.
  • Daikin Airconditioning U.K., Ltd.