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Utilizing the extensive air conditioning technology cultivated since developing Japan's first air conditioner in 1951, Daikin continues to provide air conditioners, systems, and solution services offering even greater comfort to the various life scenes of our global customers. Beginning, unsurprisingly, with the familiar living spaces of the home as well as those found in offices and neighborhood shops, we extend air comfort to large installations at factories, domed stadiums, and airports and even reach those specialized interior spaces of hospitals and restaurant kitchens. In each case, Daikin answers a wide array of customer needs with products and technology that address specific issues in all types of climates around the world.
Drawn to making "contributions to the global environment made possible only by Daikin," we continue to be actively involved in confronting global environmental problems as part of our corporate responsibility in being a leading global manufacturer of air conditioning equipment.
For example, "heat pumps" and "inverters" are two technologies receiving attention as technologies that can play an active role in achieving a low-carbon society. Air conditioners and heating equipment incorporating these technologies are recognized internationally as equipment that lessens environmental impact, and we are committed to promoting their development and widespread use as environmentally conscious products.
Each global region has its own particular air conditioning needs. To provide the best air conditioning solution available requires knowledge of the people, their lifestyles, and their climate from a sales perspective reflective of these needs in product design and development, manufacturing, installation, and after-sales service.
For this reason, Daikin has made it a fundamental policy to conceptualize the development, manufacture, and sale of our products from a close proximity to global markets. To construct a manufacturing system that supplies and sells suitable products in a timely fashion to each global region, Daikin began production outside of Japan with the establishment of a European factory in Belgium in 1972, a Thai factory in 1990, a Chinese factory in 1995, and a Czech factory in 2003.
Consequently, we have worked to rapidly develop a global presence and provide products overflowing with intrinsic value and features that deliver comfort to each corner of the world.