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Founded in 1924 in Japan, Daikin is celebrating our 95th anniversary this year.
By continuously striving to advance our technology,
we have become a global leader in air conditioning systems.

Our first overseas operations were established over 50 years ago in Singapore and Australia.
For people in all countries and regions around the world, regardless of climate and lifestyle, we pursue innovative solutions that meet diverse needs. Today we maintain over 100 production bases and conduct sales activities in 150 countries, making us the world’s No. 1 air conditioning company.

Daikin’s history is in many respects the history of air conditioning itself. Our mission is to offer healthier, more comfortable lives for people around the world.
As the world’s air conditioning specialist, this is a challenge we undertake with pride.

Global air conditioner sales ranking (as of 2017).
Fuji Keizai Marketing Research & Consulting Group’s “Global Survey on Electrical Home Appliances 2018.”

DAIKIN FUN FACTS

As a Global Company

Employees at Daikin

76,482
  • Employees
  • working at
290
  • Headquarters and
  • Consolidated
  • Subsidiaries

※Data as of March 2019

1,000Employees 100Employees

Employees working in
Japan vs outside Japan

84%Employees working
outside Japan
16%Employees working
in Japan

As a Growing Company

Our business
has grown by

90%

in net sales over the last 10 years.

Net Sales(Millions of Yen)

  • 2009

    1,202,420

  • 2010

    1,023,964

  • 2011

    1,160,331

  • 2012

    1,218,701

  • 2013

    1,290,903

  • 2014

    1,787,679

  • 2015

    1,915,014

  • 2016

    2,043,691

  • 2017

    2,043,969

  • 2018

    2,290,561

As a Manufacturing Company

We manufactured
more than

6,599,998
  • units

of residential air conditioners around the
world in the fiscal year of 2017.

100,000units

If we consider how many
air conditioners were made
every minute of fiscal year 2017,

If we consider
how many air conditioners
were made every minute
of fiscal year 2017,

0
  • units

of air conditioners were made
per minute around the world.

Disclaimer

This figure was computed based on
1 year = 525,600 minutes.

As an Innovative Company

The significant investment in our research and development centers has allowed us to acquire many patents. This is not only for the advancement of our technology but also for the improvement of the global environmental protection.

401
  • Billion Yen

(Roughly USD 3.7 Billion*)

*Using the exchange rate for June 2019. $1 = ¥108.4

Japan domestic
Approx.9,500
Overseas
Approx.10,500
Estimated Total
20,000

We offer worldwide
free access to

93

patents for air conditioners that use
R-32 as a single component refrigerant.

patents for air conditioners
that use R-32 as a
single component refrigerant.

Learn more about the R-32 refrigerant

As an Environmentally-Conscious Company

83%of the Daikin Residential Air Conditioner units for fiscal 2017 are environmentally-conscious products*. They help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons.

Disclaimer

The quantity of 54 million carbon dioxide tons was derived from the difference between emissions from all Daikin environmentally conscious products* sold and emissions from non-inverter products, air conditioners using conventional refrigerants, and gas-combustion space heaters and hot water heaters.

*Environmentally Conscious products

Term for Super Green Products and Green Products.
Products that satisfy all of the conditions below are Super Green Products. Products that satisfy at least one of the conditions are Green Products.

  • Consume at least 30% less electricity than conventional products
    Example: Air conditioners equipped with inverters
  • Use refrigerants with at least two-thirds less global warming potential than conventional refrigerants
    Example: Air conditioners using R-32, a refrigerant with lower global warming potential

This is equivalent to the
CO2 absorbed by

6,100,000,000
  • cedar trees
  • per year
co2
co2
co2
co2
co2
o2
o2
o2
o2
o2

Annually, one cedar tree absorbs 8.8kg of CO2※

※Source:Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, "How much carbon dioxide does the forest absorb?"

This is equivalent to
the reduction of the CO2 emitted by

This is equivalent
to the reduction of the
CO2 emitted by

44,000,000
  • Private cars
  • per year

Annually, a private car emits 1230kg of CO2 ※

※Source:Japan Ministry of Environment, "Survey of CO2 emissions in the household sector"

Thank you for
95 years of support.

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