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  • Akira Yamada founds the Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership in Osaka.
  • Radiator tubes for aircraft are manufactured.
  • Production of the Rational lubricator begins.
  • Research on fluorine refrigerants begins.
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established, with the following corporate symbol:

    Corporate Symbol
    Corporate Symbol

  • Trial manufacture of a methyl chloride type refrigerator succeeds. The refrigerator is named Mifujirator and production begins.
  • Fluorocarbon gas is successively manufactured for a Japan's first. Mass production begins in 1942.
  • The Mifujirator refrigerator is delivered to Nankai Railways for trial use as Japan's first air conditioner for trains.
  • Production of oil hydraulic parts for aircraft begins.
  • Sakai Plant is established in Sakai, Osaka.
  • "Mifujirator" refrigeration unit for submarine using fluorocarbon gas is delivered to Japanese Navy.
  • Yodogawa Plant is established in Mishima (now Settsu), Osaka.
  • Japan's first packaged air conditioner is developed.

    packaged air conditioner

  • The Subzero cryogenic unit is developed.
  • "DAIFLON," PCTFE is developed.
  • "POLYFLON," PTFE is developed.
  • A heat exchange device is installed on the Soya, an Antarctic research vessel, as a cabin heating system.
  • Window air conditioner equipped with Japan's first rotary compressor is marketed.
  • The heat-pump type packaged air conditioner is developed.
  • Pumps, valves, and other oil hydraulic equipment are marketed.

    Pumps, valves, and other oil hydraulic equipment

  • Production of turbo refrigerators begins.
  • The General Technical Research Center is established.
  • Kanaoka Factory is established in Sakai Plant, where full-scale production of commercial air conditioner begins.
  • Development of Neoflon fluorocarbon polymer (copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene) begins. Product is successfully marketed in 1974.
  • Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Renamed Daikin Industries, Ltd. in 1982)
  • Cool air service by Daikin Aircon begins at J.N.R. Osaka Station. The air conditioner system is thereafter installed in major terminals.
  • Starts production of centrifugal chillers at Kanaoka Factory.
  • A Freon heater is employed in an air conditioner combining heating and cooling functions.
  • Clark Daikin, a joint venture air conditioning sales company, is established in Australia. (Name changed to Daikin Australia Pty., Ltd. in 1980)
  • "DAI-EL," fluoroelastomer is marketed.
  • Shiga Plant is established in Kusatsu, Shiga, where full-scale production of residential room air conditioners begins.
  • Daikin Europe N.V. is established in Ostend, Belgium. Knockdown production of air conditioners begins in 1973.
  • Technology for the KL Valve hydraulic multiple control valve is transferred from K.L. AG (Switzerland).
  • Mass production of carbon fluoride begins.
  • Multi-split type air conditioner is developed.
  • "NEOFLON," FEP pellet is marketed.
  • DACS organic exhaust gas recovery and treatment equipment is developed.
  • Daikin first air purifier is marketed.
  • "DAIFREE," fluorocarbon mold release agent is marketed.
  • The Ulala FF kerosene warm-air heater is marketed.
  • "SkyAir" air conditioner for shops and small offices is marketed.
  • Rinkai Factory is established in Sakai Plant as a compressor manufacturing factory.
  • "NEOFLON," FEP film is marketed.
  • A.C.E. Daikin (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. is established as an air conditioning system manufacturing and sales company.
  • PFC-14 dry etching agent for semiconductor is developed.
  • World's thinnest marine container refrigeration unit is developed.
  • Fluoropolymer PFA and ETFE is marketed.
  • World's first commercial multi-split type air conditioner is marketed.
  • Single-screw refrigerator is developed.
  • The Comtec computer graphics system is marketed.
  • Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as an air conditioning manufacturing and sales company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V. is established in suburban Brussels as an air conditioning sales company.

  • Kashima Factory is established in Kashima, Ibaraki, to produce fluorocarbons and fluorocarbon polymers.
  • Achieves 1 million production of packaged air conditioners.
  • Daikin first inverter type air conditioner is marketed.
  • Buffered Hydrogen Fluoride-U etching agent for semiconductor is developed.
  • Multi-split type Air conditioner with hot water, is marketed.
  • A compact cryogenic helium refrigerator capable of achieving a temperature of -269 oC (4 K) is developed.
  • A VRV system enabling individual control for each floor is installed in the Umeda Center Building.
  • Mol-Graph three-dimensional molecular design software is marketed.
  • Headquarters are moved to the Umeda Center Building.
  • Daikin Airconditioning (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Chonburi, Thailand, as an air conditioning manufacturing and sales company.
  • The first Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament is held.
  • Fluorocarbon recovery system is developed and marketed.
  • Comtec series three-dimensional graphics workstations are marketed under an OEM contract with Silicon Graphics Corp., U.S.A.
  • Ice thermal storage type multi-room air conditioning systems (EXG Series) are developed.
  • Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Thailand and begins production of air conditioners in 1991.
  • The MEC Laboratory is established in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.
  • Daikin America, Inc. and MDA Manufacturing, Inc. are established in the U.S.A. as fluorocarbon polymer production and sales companies. The factory begins operation in 1994.
  • An HFC-134a production plant is established within Kashima Factory and begins production.
  • A low-noise, high-safety multilevel parking system is marketed.
  • "Lezanova," fluorine-impregnated natural leather is developed.
  • Daikin Chemical Europe is established in Dusseldorf, Germany, as a fluorochemicals sales company.
  • "ZEFFLE," infrared reflective coating for construction is marketed.
  • The Charter on Global Environmental Preservation is established.
  • "Air Conditioning Network Service System," 24-hour online monitoring system for business air conditioners, is marketed.
  • Daikin Sunrise Settsu, Ltd., a joint venture formed with Osaka Prefecture and Settsu City, is established to employ people with disabilities. Operations begin in 1994.
  • Daikin Airconditioning France S.A. is established in Paris, France, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • "Freeze Multi," a low temperature air conditioner is marketed.
  • ISO9001 certification for all air conditioner production factories in Japan.
  • Compact room air conditioner to use a swing compressor to save energy is marketed.
  • Daikin America's Decatur Plant establishes a facility to produce fluoropolymer "NEOFLON" FEP and ETFE.

    Fluorocarbon polymers for LAN wire coating
    Fluorocarbon polymers for LAN wire coating

  • Shanghai Daikin Yah Chong Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of commercial-use air conditioners in 1996.
  • Ice thermal storage VRV multi-split type air conditioner is marketed.
  • The Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts is established.
  • The Energio Super energy-saving absorption-type water chiller/heater is developed and marketed.
  • 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 suburban Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • Licensing agreements for refrigerants (R-410A, 407C, 404A) are concluded with DuPont, U.S.A.
  • All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
  • Huizhou Daikin Suns Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Huizhou, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of water chilling units.
  • R-32 mass production plant is established in Yodogawa plant.
  • A VRV system employing the R-407C refrigerant that does not damage the ozone layer is developed.
  • 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.
  • Daikin Fluoro Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is established and begins production of fluoro coatings in China.
  • Adopts refrigerant R-410A for air conditioner.
  • Major overseas production subsidiaries acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
  • Daikin-Alen Airconditioning Inc. is established in Quezo, Philippines, as a joint venture company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning South Africa Pty., Ltd. is established in Cape Town, South Africa, as an air conditioner sales company.
  • SkyAir "Super Inverter 60" packaged air conditioner, which uses 60% less electricity, is marketed.
  • Building equipment maintenance business begins.
  • Environmental Report 1998 is published.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH is established in Munich, Germany, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe GmbH is established in Austria as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • "Ururu Sarara," world's first room air conditioner capable of regulating humidity with a humidifying system having no water supply, is marketed.
  • Achieves 5 million production of packaged air conditioners.
  • Daikin concludes a comprehensive global partnership with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. in air conditioning operations.
  • The EcoRich hybrid oil hydraulic pumps is marketed.
  • Immunity measurement equipment business (Evanet) is transferred.
  • The Matsushita-Daikin Air Conditioning Development Center is established.
  • The research department is split into three companies: Daikin Air Conditioning R&D Laboratory, Ltd., Daikin Systems & Solutions Laboratory, Ltd., and the Daikin Environmental Laboratory, Ltd.
  • Daikin-Shriram Airconditioning, Ltd. is established in New Delhi, India as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Spain S.A. is established in Madrid, Spain as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Daikin Institute of Advanced Chemical Technology is established in U.S.
  • Operation of Antsense is transferred and the ME department is abolished.
  • "Super Inverter ZEAS," which substantially reduces the burden on the environment and overcomes the 3 environmental issues of new refrigerant, energy saving, and recycling, is marketed.

    Super Inverter ZEAS

  • Daikin Airconditioning Argentina S.A. is established in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • Daikin Compressor Industries Ltd is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as a swing compressor manufacturing and sales company.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Poland sp. z.o.o. is established in Warsaw, Poland, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • The age limit for re-employing Daikin retirees is extended to 65.
  • Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. is established in Changshu, China.
  • Daikin Contact Center opens as a comprehensive customer service desk related to air conditioning (in Tokyo and Osaka).
  • Photo resistant fluorocarbon polymer for the manufacture of next generation semiconductors is developed.
  • Daikin Chemical France S.A.S. is established in suburban Lyon, France, as a fluoroelastomer manufacturing company.
  • Taiwan Daikin Advanced Chemicals Inc. is established in Taipei, Taiwan, as a fluorochemicals sales company.
  • Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. is established in Beijing, China, to control all production and sales bases for air conditioning and chemical.
  • Daikin and the US company Sauer-Danfoss Inc. agree to establish a joint venture company for the oil hydraulic business.
  • Technical tie-up is formed with the US company Omnova Solutions Inc. to develop fluorine chemical products.
  • Daikin and the US company Sauer-Danfoss Inc. establish Daikin Sauer-Danfoss Manufacturing, Ltd. as a manufacturing joint venture company and Sauer-Danfoss-Daikin, Ltd. as a sales joint venture company for mobile oil hydraulic business.
  • Daikin and the US company Trane agree to establish a global strategic tie-up for the air conditioning business.
  • 淀All mechanical departments achieve zero waste when mechanical department of Yodogawa Plant achieves it .
  • Achieved zero waste of resources at all mechanical departments.
  • EcoCute, a natural refrigerant (CO2) heat pump type water heater, is marketed.
  • Nationwide development of fluorocarbon recovery and destruction business begins.
  • The 11th Annual Grand Prize for the Global Environment is given by the Nikkan Kogyou Shimbun.
  • The headquarters of Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.r.l. is established in Milano and its branch office is established in Rome.
  • Conveni-Pack ZEAS-AC, integrated system for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning, is developed.
  • Our Group Philosophy is established.

    Our Group Philosophy

  • Daikin Air-Conditioning Technology Co., Ltd. starts business in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou as industry’s first wholly foreign-owned service company in China.
  • "NEOFLON" EFEP is developed.
  • Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. is established in Pilsen, Czech Republic, as a production base for air conditioning equipment.
  • Corporate Ethics Committee and Corporate Ethics Department are established.
  • Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd. is established in the UK as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • "Ve-up Q" multi-split type air conditioner for replacement use is marketed.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Daikin Central Airconditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are established in Shanghai, China, as a production base for air conditioning equipment.
  • Daikin has achieved top market share of residential air conditioners throughout the fiscal year of 2003.
  • Shiga Plant has achieved a production total of 15 million room air conditioners.
  • Titanium apatite photocatalyst filter is developed and commercialized for the first time in the world.
  • Tsinghua University in China and Daikin form a tie-up to develop air conditioning technology and establish the Tsinghua-Daikin R&D Center at Tsinghua University as an R&D base in China.
  • Operates a factory in Changshu for Daikin Fluorochemicals(China) Co., Ltd.
  • Daikin Device (Suzhou) Co., Ltd is established in Suzhou, China as a production base for compressors of air conditioners.
  • The technology for an egg antibody bio filter, which captures influenza virus in the air, is developed.
  • UX Series, a wall-mounted inverter type air conditioner with slim and compact design, is marketed.

    UX Series-w

  • Super Unit oil hydraulic equipment wins the Japan Machinery Federation’s Chairman Award for an excellent energy conservation machinery.
  • Group companies in Japan acquire integrated ISO 14001 certification for the environment.
  • The executive officer system is introduced.
  • Daikin Applied Systems Co, Ltd. is established to manufacture and sell central air conditioning equipment and provide design, installation, sales, and service of air conditioning and refrigerant systems.
  • Daikin Motor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., is established in Suzhou, China, as a joint venture company with Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. to produce and sell compressor motors for air conditioners.
  • Commemorative project for the 80th anniversary of Daikin's foundation is launched.
    A new corporate symbol is established for common use among the Daikin Group. worldwide.

    Corporate symbol
    Corporate symbol

  • The share unit amount is reduced to 100 shares.
  • Daikin Device Czech Republic s.r.o. is established in Brno, Czech Republic, as a production base of compressors for air conditioners.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Portugal S.A. is established in Lisbon, Portugal, as an air conditioning sales company.
  • Ururu Sarara F Series featuring a temperature control for comfortable sleep is marketed.
  • Solutions Plaza Shanghai opens in Shanghai, China, as China's first large-scale showroom specialized for air conditioners.
  • Collaboration agreement is concluded with US Dow Corning Corporation in the exploration of new areas of fluorosilicone chemistry.
  • The Moscow Office opens in Russia.
  • Business tie-up agreement is concluded with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd in the field of gas heat pump type air-conditioning (GHP).
  • Daikin Environmental Laboratory, Ltd. and Daikin Air Conditioning R&D Laboratory Ltd. are integrated to establish Daikin Air-Conditioning and Environmental Laboratory, Ltd.
  • The CSR Committee and the CSR Department is established to promote CSR activities of the entire Group.
  • A holding company Daikin Holdings (USA), Inc. and an air conditioning sales company Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. are established in the United States.
  • The Environment Readiness Section is established in Daikin Europe N.V. to take an environmental leadership in Europe.
  • Fusion 10, a mid- to long-term strategic management plan, is formulated aiming to maximize corporate value and become a truly global excellent company.
  • Oil hydraulic multi-level parking system business is transferred.
  • Major global air conditioning manufacturer O.Y.L Industries (Malaysia) is acquired.
  • "Daikin Altherma," air to water heat pump, is marketed.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Greece S.A. is established in Athens, Greece as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • CSR Report is first published to introduce the Daikin Group's unique CSR activities.
  • Daikin Air-conditioning Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is certificated as a vocational training site for physically challenged persons in Shanghai, a first for a foreign-affiliated manufacturer in China.
  • Four production bases in China including Shanghai Daikin Air-conditioning, Daikin Air-conditioning Systems (Shanghai), Daikin Central Air-conditioning (Shanghai) and Daikin Central Air-conditioning (Huizhou) are integrated to establish Daikin Air-conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Refrigeration Business Department is established aiming for global development of the refrigeration (cooling and freezing) business.
  • to develop, produce and sell electronic devices related to air conditioning.
  • Turkey Office is established in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V. is established in Schiedam, Kingdom of the Netherlands as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • "The Clear Force," air purifier with humidifying and dehumidifying features is marketed.

    The Clear Force

  • A water-based fluoropolymer coating material with superior anti-stain and weather resistance properties is jointly developed with LANXESS Deutschland GmbH.
  • "DESICA," heat pump desiccant humidity control OA unit, is marketed.
  • A company for production and sale of hydrofluoric acid is established with China Centralfluoro Industries Group Co., Ltd.
  • A joint venture company is established in China with French company Arkema Incorporated to market new refrigerant for air conditioners.
  • Daikin Refrigeration (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in China for the production of marine container refrigeration units.
  • "OPTOOL DAC," fluorine UV curing type antifouling agent.
  • Ladies professional golfer Shinobu Moromizato signs endorsement contract with Daikin
  • Commemorative campaign is conducted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Daikin room air conditioner.
  • Air Conditioning Network Service System II, a remote monitoring system for air conditioners, begins.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Korea Co., Ltd. is established.
  • German heating manufacturer Rotex Heating Systems GmbH is acquired.
  • Daikin MR Engineering Co.,Ltd. starts operation.
  • Daikin becomes first in the air conditioning industry to be endorsed as Eco First Company.
  • The remote energy-saving tuning service wins the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award in Eco Product Award.
  • Production Agreement with Gree Electric Appliances.

    Signing ceremony
    Signing ceremony

  • Daikin Human Support Co., Ltd. is merged.
  • "Hexagon Module Chiller" for buildings and factories is marketed.
  • Commemorative campaign "Pichonkun Car Goes on a Eco Road Trip" is conducted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pichonkun's debut.
  • Development and testing facility is established at the Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center in the United States.
  • A new factory is established at Daikin Sunrise Settsu Co., Ltd.
  • Residential heat pump hot water heater is marketed for the Chinese market.
  • Japan's major air filter company Nippon Muki Co., Ltd. is acquired.
  • ZEFFLE Infrared Reflective Coating, a coating using 4-fluoro type fluoropolymer coatings, wins the energy award in Lloyd's List Global Awards 2009.
  • Water-cooled VRV units are delivered to 2010 FIFA World CupTM stadiums in South Africa.
  • Ururu Sarara (R Series) air conditioner featuring the world's first 4-directional airflow (up, down, left, and right) is marketed.

    Air conditioner featuring the world's first 4-directional airflow is marketed.
    Air conditioner featuring the world's first 4-directional airflow is marketed.

  • The ZEAS Refrigeration Condensing Unit for deep freezing applications is marketed.
  • Flash Streamer Antibacterial Unit for Buses is developed as first application of Flash Streamer technology.
  • Eco-ZEAS80 energy-saving inverter type air conditioner is marketed.
  • Daikin/Arkema joint venture company starts production of new refrigerant in China.
  • Daikin McQuay Solutions Plaza is established in the New York, U.S.A. to exhibit cutting-edge, large-scale air conditioning equipment
  • Three local sales subsidiaries of Oil Hydraulic machineries are integrated into " Daikin Hydraulic Engineering Co., LTD.'"
  • Daikin Europe begins a cross-border academic-industry cooperation project to construct Net Zero Energy Office, which has net zero energy use, in Germany.
  • Daikin Altherma for apartment buildings and collective housing, an air-to-water heat pump system for heating, cooling, and domestic hot water, is marketed for the European market.
  • Commercial-use air purifier equipped with flash streamer is marketed.

    Commercial use Air Purifier
    Commercial use Air Purifier

  • Daikin and Nippon Valqua form capital alliance for fluoropolymer business in China
  • Air conditioning sales subsidiaries in Japan are reorganized to establish a subsidiary specializing in sales for mass retailers.
  • Daikin Air Survey Team, which verifies simple customer concerns, is formed.
  • Miharimo power saver controller and Soine sleep time controller are marketed.
  • DESICA, commercial-use air treatment unit for controlling humidity, wins Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Invention Award at the National Commendation for Invention
  • Turkish heating and air conditioning manufacturer Airfel is acquired.
  • Agreement is conducted with the Shiretoko Nature Foundation and Towns of Shari and Rausu to support environmental protection on the Shiretoko Peninsula
  • Daikin becomes first Japanese company awarded "Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award" by the AARP (former the American Association of Retired Persons.)
  • ZESTIA marine container refrigeration unit is marketed.
  • Daikin opens a new solutions plaza Fuha: Tokyo.

    Solutions Plaza Fuha
    Solutions Plaza Fuha

  • Daikin Air Conditioning (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in Suzhou, China as Daikin's largest air conditioning production base for air conditioning equipment.
  • "VRV Energy-Saving Tuning" service is received the Prize for eco-friendly products.
  • ZEAS series featuring the world's first all aluminum constructed "microchannel heat exchanger" is marketed.
  • RakuAir, the first residential air conditioner in Japan to use design psychology in development, is marketed.
  • Daikin is adopted by METI as Manager to Promote the Introduction of an Energy Management System (BEMS aggregator).
  • PT. Daikin Airconditioning Indonesia is established as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Goodman (Currently, Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.), a major U.S. residential unitary company is acquired to build a solid base for positioning Daikin as the leading company in the global air conditioner market.

    Press conference
    Press conference

  • "Urusara 7," featuring the world's first adoption of the next generation refrigerant R-32 in a residential air conditioner, is marketed.
  • Daikin-Sauer-Danfoss Ltd., which performs all activities of product development, manufacturing, and sales of oil hydraulic equipment used in construction machinery, is established.
  • DESICA HOME AIR, a residential use control unit for humidity and ventilation of an entire building, is marketed.
  • Expands use of refrigerant R-32 to India.
  • Residential air conditioner Urusara 7 receives various awards including a "Prime Minister's Award" of the 5th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards for excellent engineering, a "Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry," of Energy Conservation Grand Prize for excellent energy conservation equipment, and a Red Dot Design Award.

    The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards Prize Ceremony

  • Daikin opens a new solutions plaza Fuha: Osaka.
  • An agreement with Kyoto University for a comprehensive partnership is concluded with the aim of creating a new social value by integration of the arts and sciences.
  • TSP, a leading distributor of commercial HVAC equipment in Indonesia, is acquired.
  • Clear Force Z, an air purifier using Streamer technology and having humidifying and dehumidifying functions that automatically control room humidity, is marketed.
  • "FIVE STAR ZEAS" air conditioner for stores and offices that is the first commercial air conditioner to use the refrigerant R-32, is marketed.
  • Daikin Europe celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding.
  • Daikin Asahikawa Laboratory is established with the aim of expanding the heater and hot water supply system business.
  • Daikin Air Conditioning Saudi Arabia is established as an air conditioning system sales company.
  • Participation begins for "Smart Community Project in Greater Manchester, UK".
  • Daikin presents its first exhibit at the global design festival "Fuori Salone".

    "Fuori Salone"

  • The "Forests for the Air" project starts as a Daikin social contribution celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding.
  • Achieves 10 million production of packaged air conditioners.
  • The VRV X Series, which substantially improves year-round operating efficiency, is launched.
  • CDP selects Daikin Industries as a Climate Performance Leader.
  • Field test starts for micro-hydro power generation for water pipelines in Nanto-shi, Toyama.
  • Daikin's environmental education program wins award for excellence at Career Education Awards sponsored by METI.
  • Goodman (Currently, Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.) established new base in U.S. state of Texas.
  • Acquires refrigerant business in Europe from leading chemical group Solvay S.A.
  • Technical assistance to Thailand for next generation refrigerant R-32.
  • Offers worldwide free access to patents for equipment using next generation refrigerant.
  • Publishes "Ninety years' company history".
  • White House recognizes air conditioner and chemical manufacturer Daikin for commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  • Completion of the "Technology and Innovation Center".

    Ten-Meter Electromagnetic Semi-Anechoic Chamber
    Ten-Meter Electromagnetic Semi-Anechoic Chamber

  • Publishes its policy and comprehensive actions on the environmental impact of refrigerants.
  • Flanders Holdings LLC, the air filter manufacturer in U.S. is acquired.
  • The giant "Dai Pichon-kun" billboard appears in Umeda, Osaka.

    Dai Pichon-kun
    Dai Pichon-kun

  • Zanotti S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of commercial-use refrigerators and freezers is acquired.
  • Daikin Airconditioning Egypt S.A.E is established.
  • The highest class certification of "Eruboshi" was granted with the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
  • Daikin Airconditioning New Zealand Ltd. is established.
  • Dinair AB, an air filter manufacturer in Sweden is acquired.
  • "VRV compressor retrofit system," a maintenance service which reduces the usage of energy significantly in the existing air conditioning equipment in buildings receives the "Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry" from METI, the highest award for conserving energy.
  • Total sales of air conditioners using HFC-32 (R32), a refrigerant with low global warming potential (GWP), reaches 10 million units in more than 50 counties.
  • Daikin Texas Technology Park, the largest air conditioner manufacturing factory in Daikin for North American market, is opened in Texas, U.S.A.

    Daikin Texas Technology Park opening ceremony
    Daikin Texas Technology Park opening ceremony

  • DK-Power, Ltd., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., which generates power through micro hydroelectric power generating system is established.
  • Daikin acquires Airmaster Corporation Pty Ltd., a leading company in Australia in the fields of service and solution for air conditioning equipment.
  • Daikin and Osaka University concludes a comprehensive collaborative agreement aiming to create innovation by combining the expertise of HVAC and AI / IoT field.
  • Daikin Chemical Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. is established.
  • Daikin acquires Heroflon S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of fluoropolymer compounds.
  • "Risora," a wall mounted residential air conditioner and "Cocotas," a multi-cassette-type air conditioner for small spaces is marketed to meet the various array of needs in living environments.


  • Daikin launches "Daikin Information and Communications Technology College," a training program to secure AI/IoT experts.
  • Air as a Service (AaaS), a company providing comfortable air-conditioned spaces for commercial buildings at a monthly fixed rate, is established.
  • "CRESNECT," a co-creation platform for spatial data, is launched.
  • New AC factory in Vietnam starts full-scale operations.
  • "HEXAGON Force 32," an air-cooled, heat-pump modular chiller adopting the low-GWP refrigerant HFC-32, is marketed.
  • The latter-half three-year plan for strategic management plan Fusion 20 is formulated.
  • Daikin invests in ABEJA, an AI startup company, to accelerate further collaboration
  • Daikin and NEC demonstrate how to apply effective temperature stimulus to raise intellectual productivity in office spaces.
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Indonesian government is conferred upon Daikin for its forest conservation activities on the Island of Java
  • Daikin acquires AHT, a leading Austrian manufacturer of refrigerating and freezing showcases.
  • An industry-academia co-creation agreement is concluded with the University of Tokyo.

    Press Conference at the University of Tokyo

  • Daikin is selected as the Grand Prix recipient of the Corporate Value Improvement Award sponsored by Tokyo Stock Exchange for fiscal year 2018.
  • "OUTER TOWER," an air conditioner for outdoor use, is marketed.
  • Daikin announces its support and agreement with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • Daikin pledges non-assertion of patent for equipment using low GWP refrigerant HFC-32.
  • Demonstration starts at office of the future "point 0 marunouchi."

    point 0 marunouchi

  • Four new products, including residential and commercial air conditioners and air purifier, are launched for the new brand line "Ururu Sarara series."
  • Daikin allocates 100 million USD for global startup investments.
  • "DAIKIN LAUNCH X," a user-participative innovation platform, is launched.
  • Daikin collaborates with Fairly Devices, a startup company associated with the University of Tokyo, to realize innovation in field service operations.
  • Daikin collaborates with WASSHA for demonstration of a new business model in Tanzania.
  • Daikin enters into a comprehensive collaboration agreement with Doshisha University.
  • Web content "Expert Ventilation Methods" is released in response to demand for ventilation information due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The large billboard "Dai Pinchon-kun" in downtown Osaka lights up in the color of the color-coded alert level issued for COVID-19 by the Osaka Prefectural Government.
  • Baridi Baridi Inc., a joint venture company, is established to conduct an air conditioner subscription business in Tanzania.
  • "LOOP STREAMER," a cordless deodorizer, and "Carrime," a portable air conditioner, are launched.
  • Daikin confirms effectiveness of Streamer technology to inactivate coronaviruses SARS-CoV-2 and MHV-A59.
  • Daikin was selected among "DX Stocks 2020" for the first time by the METI and Tokyo Stock Exchange .
  • Daikin launches five residential air conditioners equipped with a ventilation function.

    Residential air conditioners equipped with a ventilation function

  • Joint development starts on high-performance medical masks that are 100% made in Japan.
  • Daikin Participates in the Smart City Project in Singapore
  • Daikin launches three new products for “Heat Reclaim Ventilator” that can be retrofitted to the interior walls and ceilings of buildings.
  • Maximum age of reemployed veteran employees is extended from 65 to 70 years of age at Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Daikin and Tottori University conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.
  • Daikin and Nikken Sekkei Selected as a Grand Finalist of The Global Cooling Prize.
  • Daikin donates oxygen concentrators to medical facilities in India where the spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to shortages in medical oxygen.
  • The strategic management plan “Fusion 25” is formulated.
  • The Kashima Integrated Production Center is established in the Kashima Plant.
  • Daikin launches “Urusara X,” a residential air conditioner with enhanced ventilation and dehumidification functionality.
  • Daikin collaborates with The University of Tokyo and Nippon Paint to develop a reference guide for educational institutions on measures to reduce the risk of infection from respiratory tract infections.
  • Daikin launches four new UV Streamer air purifiers that quickly suppress viruses and bacteria.

    UV Streamer air purifiers

  • Daikin collaborates with Fujifilm to reduce noise during humidification and ventilation.
  • Demonstration is performed showing health benefits for low oxygen training in the office.
  • Daikin launches “ZEAS Connect,” a flat-rate service for store and office air conditioners.
  • Daikin acquires Duplomatic MS, an Italian comprehensive manufacturer of hydraulic equipment.
  • Demonstration for a digital platform that manages information of a refrigerant circulation cycle starts.
  • Daikin announces the establishment of new heat pump heating production base in Poland.
  • Press conference is held for establishment of a factory in Poland.

  • Daikin announces the establishment of new air conditioner factory in Indonesia.
  • Daikin concludes partnership agreement with the City of Kitakyushu to confront climate change.
  • Head Office relocates to Osaka Umeda Twin Tower South (Kita-ku, Osaka).
  • "Saravia" wins Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in Energy Conservation Grand Prize.
  • Daikin joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) which conducts discussions and advocacy on sustainability issues
  • Tokyo office relocates to Tokyo Midtown Yaesu (Chūō-ku, Tokyo)
  • The Latter-Half Three-Year plan for the strategic management plan “FUSION25” is formulated
  • Daikin Sustainability & Innovation Center is opened in Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Daikin announces the establishment of new production base for air conditioners in Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Daikin named “Plant of the Year 2023”, an international award that recognizes companies introducing innovative processes and achieve significant improvements through DX
  • Daikin Europe N.V. commemorates its 50th Anniversary
  • Daikin announces the extension of the retirement age to 65 and the revision of personnel systems
  • Daikin holds a grand opening ceremony for a new air conditioner manufacturing facility in Sri City, Southern India
  • Opening Ceremony at Sri City Plant

  • Daikin expresses support for the “Global Cooling Pledge” announced at COP28, which requires nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to cooling

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