Brussels, May 25, 2022 – Today Daikin Europe N.V. announced that it has invested 13 million euro to start the production of VRV systems at its Turkish factory. Production of the VRVs, which are mainly aimed at the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets, started in May 2022. The decision is based on Daikin’s strategy to manufacture close to the market, which shortens supply lead times and enables the company to respond to demand in a flexible manner.
The EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market for HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) systems is expected to see a strong growth over the next few years and even decades. The strong increase in demand is mainly driven by the need for more sustainability and changes in legislation. This is particularly the case for heat pumps, which are one of the solutions to decarbonize buildings. Daikin is in the process of strengthening its current production capacity to ensure this growing demand can be met.
As part of this, Daikin Europe decided to start producing its VRV systems for the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets at its Turkish factory. VRV systems are air conditioning appliances which can heat or cool medium to large commercial buildings. They use heat pump technology and allow multiple indoor units to be connected to one outdoor unit. VRV systems were revolutionary at the time Daikin came with this innovation back in 1982, because VRV allowed each room to be heated or cooled individually rather than a full building at once, realizing considerable higher energy efficiencies. Daikin has been the leading company on VRV technology ever since, making them more energy efficient, compact, silent and easier to install.
Hiromitsu Iwasaki, Vice President of Daikin Europe says: ‘The new VRV production lines at the Turkish factory are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to optimize sustainability, efficiency and quality control. They use the Module Line principle, as designed by Daikin Industries of Japan. Each production line consists of individual 4-metre modules for each production process, such as assembly, refrigerant filling, inspection and packaging, depending on the factory's production volume and production items. It has been introduced at Daikin’s factory in Japan, the USA and other countries to standardize production lines to achieve uniform, high-quality production. The factory has also been equipped with an energy saving exhaust-heat-recovery system. Our aim is to produce high quality products for Turkey and the Middle East, while reducing our environmental impact.’
In addition, the Belgian factory, which has so far produced VRV systems for those markets, will increase its production of heat pump heating, which is rapidly gaining popularity in European markets. These initiatives will enable us to strengthen our manufacturing capacity across EMEA and achieve the targets of our strategic management plan “FUSION 25”.’
Hasan Önder, CEO of Daikin Turkey, added: ‘We are very proud to be able to provide high-quality and energy-efficient products to the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets that are also Turkish-made. The VRV market in Turkey is expected to grow further in the future. We will be delivering the products that meet this growing demand and are fully adapted to the needs of our climate.’
Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral throughout the full value chain and the full life cycle of its products and solutions.
Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailored-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To date Daikin Europe N.V. has over 12 000 employees across more than 24 EMEA affiliates. It has 12 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, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
Total Solution provider for heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration
Daikin Europe can rely on a strong network of installers and partners across its regions thanks to nearly 50 years of innovative and energy efficient air conditioning systems business development.
To date, Daikin Europe is also market leader for Heat Pumps in Europe and well known for the Daikin Altherma hydronic heat pumps for private heating applications, which it pioneered in 2006. With high demand for low carbon heating in Europe, these heat pumps are made in the Belgian, Czech and Germany factories in Europe.
In recent years, Daikin Europe has added total solutions for the cold chain to its lines of business. Next to own refrigeration innovations, the company expanded its portfolio and network through several acquisitions. In 2016 Daikin Europe N.V. acquired Zanotti, Italian manufacturer of industrial and transport refrigeration. In 2017, Hubbard (UK) was integrated into the group, shortly followed by Tewis Smart Systems (Spain). The most recent acquisition to reinforce the full line up for retail cold chain was the global refrigeration group AHT Cooling Systems GmbH, headquartered in Austria.
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 89,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of € 23.7 billion in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22). 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.
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