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|Founded||Osaka, Japan (October 25, 1924 , as Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Limited Partnership)|
|Headquarters||Umeda Center Bldg., 2-4-12, Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8323, Japan|
|Masanori Togawa, (CEO and President)|
|Revenue||¥ 1,783 billion) (FY 2014)|
$ 904.1 million (FY 2014)(¥ 91.88 billion) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
|56,240 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)|
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Daikin Industries, Ltd. (ダイキン工業株式会社 Daikin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational air conditioner manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. It has operations in Japan, China, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Daikin is the inventor of variable refrigerant volume systems (or VRV by Daikin air conditioning, other manufacturers remarked this as VRF) and an innovator in the split system air conditioning market. Daikin codeveloped a R-410A refrigerant with Carrier.
Daikin Industries Ltd was founded in 1924 as Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho LP by Akira Yamada. In 1953, Daiflon or polychlorotrifluoroethylene was developed. In 1963 the company was renamed Daikin Kogyo Co Ltd and developed Neoflon. In 1982 it was renamed to the current Daikin Industries Ltd.
In 2006, Daikin Industries acquired McQuay International, a Minneapolis, MN based global corporation that designs, manufacturers and sells commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products, and in November of the same year, purchased OYL Industries. These acquisitions made Daikin Industries, a major global HVAC manufacturer, rivaling Carrier Corporation in total number of products produced, total dollar volume and worldwide territory coverage. In 2008, McQuay International was re-branded as Daikin-McQuay as Daikin began implementing many of its technologies (including the Daikin Inverter Compressor) and manufacturing processes into McQuay equipment and factories. However, in November 2013, the Daikin-McQuay group was again re-branded as Daikin Applied, ending 80 years of business for the McQuay name.
In 2008 Daikin purchased a 75% share of All World Machinery Supply based in Roscoe, Illinois. using technology from their Air Conditioning division. Facing the global demands on CO2 reductions and the serious energy issues facing the world, this product aims to cut energy consumption in the manufacturing sector. As of April 2014, Daikin Hydraulics marketed a line of piston pumps, vane pumps, manual pumps, solenoid valves, and flow and control valves claiming their pump technology to be 50–70 percent more energy efficient than conventional technology.
In August 2012 Daikin agreed to acquire Goodman Global from the San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $3.7 billion, after first planning to buy Goodman the previous year. In January 2011, Daikin had announced plans to buy Goodman Global at approximately US $4 billion valuation, however, the plans were put off following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami The acquisition was expected to expand Daikin's presence in the United States and in duct-type and split-system air-conditioners, and was expected to make Daikin the world's largest maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
Daikin opened its first American air-conditioner manufacturing facility—employing about 250 people in a 525,000 square feet (48,800 m2) facility in Houston, Texas—in 2013.
Business divisions and products
- Air Conditioning
- Residential air conditioners
- Residential air purifiers
- Commercial-use air conditioners
- Commercial-use air purifiers
- Humidity-adjusting external air-processing units
- Large-sized chillers
- Marine container refrigeration units
- Marine vessel air conditioners
- Oil Hydraulics
- Industrial hydraulic equipment and systems
- Mobile hydraulic equipment
- Centralized lubrication equipment and systems
- Defense Systems
- Electronics business
- System management of product development process
- Facility design CAD software
- Molecular chemistry software
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