Daikin Europe makes donation for Humanitarian Aid in Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

BRUSSELS, March 15, 2022 - Daikin Europe will donate 1 million euro to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in order to provide humanitarian aid to the people in Ukraine and those suffering displacement as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

 

As a global group with operations in more than 160 countries and nearly 90 000 employees, Daikin believes in the importance of protecting the safety and health of its employees and their families around the world.

On behalf of the Daikin group, Daikin Europe has recently decided to donate 1 million euro to UNHCR, which provides protection and assistance to the people of Ukraine. Daikin will also be donating products for refugee accommodation and educational facilities. In addition, Daikin Europe employees will raise funds to support their Ukrainian colleagues and their families.

Masatsugu Minaka, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries and Chairman of the Board of Daikin Europe said: “Daikin Europe has more than 1 000 Ukrainian employees working at our 2 factories in the Czech Republic and many more across our group. We are heartbroken by the difficult situation in their home country and hope that a peaceful and safe world will return as soon as possible. Daikin will continue to monitor the situation closely and ensure the safety and security of our employees, as well as cooperate with humanitarian relief efforts.”

Daikin’s entities in Europe have suspended business in Russia in consideration of the current situation of economic, logistics and others.

 

 

About Daikin

We care for the air. We deploy our years of experience in air conditioning and our passion for innovative technologies to make the air that we live in the best possible air. And we want to do that while caring for the environment and protecting future generations. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral in all its actions and the products and solutions it sells. That is our mission at Daikin.

Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the headquarters for air conditioning, air purification, ventilation, heating and refrigeration (HVAC-R) equipment sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

With a large network of subsidiaries and a strong professional partner network, it is the leading provider of energy-efficient residential, commercial and industrial HVAC-R in the region. Daikin Europe designs and manufactures air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigeration equipment in the region.

To date Daikin Europe has over 11 000 employees across 24 EMEA affiliates. It has 14 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK.

The headquarters of the Daikin Europe Group are in Belgium, with offices in Ostend, Ghent and Brussels. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973. Daikin employs over 2 200 employees on Belgian territory.

Market leader for heat pump technology in Europe

With over 90 years of experience in the heating and air conditioning industry, Daikin is the market leader in heat pump technology. The company is well known for the Daikin Altherma hydronic heat pumps for private heating applications. Over 85% of the devices for the European market are produced in Europe.

Total Solution provider for Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Refrigeration

Daikin’s broad product portfolio provides solutions in all domains of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration. Daikin has greatly expanded its market presence in Europe in heat pump technology, but also built out a strong business pillar in commercial and industrial refrigeration. In 2016, Daikin Europe N.V. acquired Zanotti S.p.A., the Italian manufacturer of industrial and transport refrigeration. In February 2018, Tewis Smart Systems S.L. joined the group. Tewis manufactures off the shelf and tailor-made refrigeration solutions with CO2 as refrigerant. At the beginning of 2019, Daikin Europe N.V. acquired the Austrian-based global refrigeration group AHT Cooling Systems GmbH.

Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs nearly 90 000 people worldwide and achieved sales of around € 18.5 billion in financial year 2020 (April 2020 – March 2021). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries Ltd. is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.

 

 

More information can be found on www.daikin.eu and on www.daikin.com.

Media contacts

Sofie Sap - Corporate Communications Daikin Europe (Dutch/French/English)

T.:  +32 472 580482

Mail: sap.s@daikineurope.com

Daisuke Kakinaga – Corporate Communications Daikin Europe (Japanese/English)

T. : +32 465 462 321

Mail: kakinaga.d@bxl.daikineurope.com