[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Milestones during 98 years development of Daikin Industries, the popular air conditioner brand (1924)


(worldkings.org) Daikin is the global leader in air conditioning, with HVAC&R, fluorochemical, and filtration products powered by unlimited human potential.

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. It has operations in Japan, China, Australia, the United States, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.

Daikin is the inventor of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners. Having failed to trademark "VRF", Daikin later remarketed the systems as "VRV" (variable refrigerant volume). Daikin is an innovator in the split system air conditioning market, having made the first split and multi-split air conditioners.

(Wowtimes) Daikin’s history and achievements

  • 1924: Daikin Industries Ltd was founded as Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho LP by Akira Yamada. The business started manufacturing parts for aircraft, along with the pressing and drawing of metals and radiator tubes
  • 1951: Daikin was ready to enter the air conditioning industry. Japan’s first packaged air conditioner was developed
  • 1958: Daikin brought both the rotary compressor and first heat pump to the market. With the launch of the rotary compressor, Daikin became the first Japanese manufacturer to create a compact, hermetically sealed compressor.
  • 1972: Daikin established Daikin Europe N.V.
  • 1975: Daikin marketed the first air purifier
  • 1982: While a global energy crisis had far-reaching consequences across the industry, research, investment and development continued for Daikin with a focus on Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV). VRV was a revolutionary, technical innovation for the entire HVAC-R market with the potential to deliver both comfort and energy savings.
  • 1984: Daikin marketed the first inverter air conditioner. The company achieved 1 million productions of packaged air conditioners.
  • 1994: Daikin received ISO9001 certification for all air conditioner production factories
  • 1999: Daikin achieved 5 million productions of packaged air conditioners
  • 2006: Daikin Industries acquired McQuay International, a Minneapolis, MN-based global corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial, industrial, and institutional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products. McQuay International was rebranded as Daikin-McQuay as Daikin began implementing many of its technologies in 2008.

  • 2014: Daikin achieved 10 million productions of packaged air conditioners. 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.
  • 2016: Daikin Industries Ltd opened a fully functional headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Daikin Cairo is yet another move for the company to establish the business in Africa.
  • 2017: Daikin opened the Daikin Texas Technology Park, its largest plant and the fifth largest factory in the world.

According to Wikipedia/ daikin

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