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HISTORY

1924

Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership is founded in Osaka, Japan, by Akira Yamada. Daikin begins manufacture of aircraft radiator tubes.

1933

Research on fluorine refrigerants begins.

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.

1935

Fluorocarbon synthesis is successful. Mass production begins in 1942.

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.

1937

The Sakai Plant is established.

1941

The Yodogawa Plant is established.

1951

Production of Japan’s first packaged air conditioner begins.

1958

Daikin introduces residential-use air conditioners equipped with rotary compressors and heat pump type packaged air conditioners.

1962

Production of centrifugal chillers begins. The General Technical Research Center is established.

1963

The Kanaoka Factory is established at the Sakai Plant. Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Industries Co., Ltd.

1963

The Kanaoka Factory is established at the Sakai Plant. Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Industries Co., Ltd.

1964

Daikin installs air conditioners to major terminals of Japan Railway Company.

1964

Daikin installs air conditioners to major terminals of Japan Railway Company.

1967

Daikin begins overseas advance by establishing sale coordination center in Malta.

1967

Daikin begins overseas advance by establishing sale coordination center in Malta.

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)

1970

The Shiga Plant is established for full-scale production of residential use air conditioners.

1972

Daikin Europe N.V. is established.

1975

Marketing of a residential use air purifier begins.The Rinkai Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.

1978

The Rinkai Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.

1978

The Rinkai Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

1983

Kashima Factory is established to manufacture chemical products.

1983

Kashima Factory is established to manufacture chemical products.

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.

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.

1985

A heat pump air conditioning and hot water supply multi-system is developed.

1989

Ice Thermal Storage VRV, a commercial multi split air conditioner, is developed.

1990

Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Thailand and begins production of air conditioners.

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.

1994

All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 9001 certification for quality management.

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005

Daikin Holdings (USA), Inc., a holding company, and Daikin AC (Americas), Inc., a sales company, are established in the United States.

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.

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.

2008

Daikin Airconditioning Korea Co., Ltd. is established. Daikin acquires the German heating manufacturer Rotex Heating Systems GmbH. Daikin Sweden A.B. is established.

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.

2010

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. formally inaugurates the Neemrana Plant.

2011

Daikin Europe N.V. acquires Turkish Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer Airfel. Daikin McQuay Ar Condicionado Brasil Ltda. is established as a subsidiary.

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