Frequently Asked Questions
What is Daikin?
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a global leader in the market of commercial and industrial use air conditioning systems, with more than 40% of the market share in Japan and a well-established presence in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. The company is also one of the leaders in the fluorochemicals industry, with an approximately 20% share of the world market. The company employs roughly 19,000 people and has manufacturing operations in 11 countries. Daikin Industries, Ltd. is included in the Nikkei 225 Index.
What is the meaning of the company logo?
The triangle shape represents the integration of three technological areas (mechanics, chemistry and electronics) while the upper left direction of the triangle symbolizes Daikin’s innovative sprit that aspires toward the future. The two blue colors (corporate colors) used in the corporate logo and the triangle design element befit Daikin’s emphasis on intellect and brightness. Black expresses strength, a sense of positive presence, and stability.
What is Daikin’s position in the air conditioning industry?
Daikin’s share of the Japanese commercial air conditioning market is about 40%, so it is no surprise the Company’s commercial air conditioners are used widely in offices, shopping centers, restaurants, and other locations. In recent years, Daikin has focused on expanding sales of residential air conditioners as well, including products with humidity control functions. Today, Daikin remains a clear leader in the Japanese domestic air conditioning market, not only for its commercial products but also for its residential offerings.
Tell me about Daikin’s global business development.
In 1973, at a time when few Japanese companies had overseas operations, Daikin established Daikin Europe. Since then, we have established production and sales bases around the globe, such as Daikin Industries (Thailand). Building on our forecast of continued growth in the global air conditioning market, Daikin has remained committed to strategic and comprehensive global affiliations with companies such as Matsushita Electric Industrial of Japan and Trane Company, a top air conditioning manufacturer in the U.S. We now have a presence in eight regional markets around the world: Japan; Europe; North America; South and Central America; Asia and Oceania; China; the Middle and Near East and Africa, and India. We aim to serve our customers in each of these markets by providing optimal air conditioning products.
What kinds of air conditioning products are available?
Please go to the Products section.
What is Daikin’s position in the fluorochemical business?
Daikin is a pioneer in the fluorochemical business in Japan. Since becoming the first to commercialize fluorochemical in the domestic market in 1933, we have produced gases, resins, gums, and many other types of materials; moreover, we have gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of the industry from research, development, and production of fluorine chemicals to the manufacture of innovative products. Today, Daikin produces more than 1,800 kinds of fluorine compounds. As the world’s second-largest producer of fluorine chemicals after DuPont in the U.S.A., Daikin is successfully meeting the needs of the market.