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Daikin

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, and North America.

Daikin codeveloped a R-410A refrigerant with Carrier and is an innovator in the Split System Air Conditioning Market, and is the inventor of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning systems (These systems are called Variable Refrigerant Volume or VRV by Daikin).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Business divisions and products 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Daikin entered the North American air conditioning market in 2004.[1]

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 November 2006 Daikin purchased OYL Industries. This made Daikin the second largest HVAC manufacturer in the world after Carrier Corporation.

In 2008 Daikin purchased a 75% share of All World Machinery Supply based on Harvard, Illinois. Daikin developed the hybrid hydraulic systems 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.[2]

In August 2012 Daikin agreed to acquire Goodman Global from the San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $3.7 billion,[3] 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,[4] however, the plans were put off following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami[5] 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.[6]

Daikin opened its first American manufacturing facility—employing about 250 people in a 525,000 square feet (48,800 m2) facility in Houston, Texas—in 2013.[7]

Daikin is the official sponsor of Galatasaray Daikin women's volleyball team.[8][9]

Business divisions and products

Daikin is organised into the following divisions, offering the following products:[10][11]

  • 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
  • Chemicals
    • Fluorocarbons
    • Fluoroplastics
    • Fluoro coatings
    • Fluoroelastomers
    • Fluorinated oils
    • Oil- and water-repellent products
    • Mold release agents
    • Pharmaceuticals and intermediates
    • Semiconductor-etching products
    • Dry air suppliers
  • 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

Gallery

Daikin headquarters at the Umeda Center Building in Kita-ku, Osaka 
Akira Yamada, the founder of the company 
Daikin Air Conditioner at Tennōji Station 
DAI-EL thermoplastic fluoroelastomer produced by Daikin 
Type 06 rifle grenade used by the GSDF 
Daikin, Official Sponsor of Galatasaray SK; Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex 
Daikin ad on a tram, in Lisbon 

References

  1. ^ "Daikin AC Takes on North America". ContractingBusiness.com. 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Daikin Piston Pumps, Vane Pumps, Manual Pumps, Solenoid Valves, Directional, Flow and Control Valves". Devco. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Daikin to acquire US rival Goodman Global for $3.7bn". BBC News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Japan's Daikin eyes Goodman Global; deal could cost $4 bln
  5. ^ Daikin says puts efforts to buy Goodman Global on hold
  6. ^ "Daikin buys Goodman for $3.8 billion, gains access to North America". Reuters. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Molly (2013-11-07). "Daikin launches U.S. power play from Houston HVAC plant". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  8. ^ "Bayan Voleybol Takımımızın İsim Sponsoru Daikin Türkiye Oldu". Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Galatasaray Bayan Voleybol Takımı'nın İsim Sponsoru Daikin Türkiye Oldu!". Daikin. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Annual Report 2013". Retrieved July 24, 2014. 

External links

  • Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Daikin Europe N.V.
  • Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd.
  • Daikin North America LLC
  • Daikin Australia
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