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Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister for Work and Innovation, and 18 students of the Maerlant Atheneum in Blankenberge visit Daikin’s factory in Ostend.


Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister for Work and Innovation, and 18 students of the Maerlant Atheneum in Blankenberge visit Daikin’s factory in Ostend.

The visit was part of a roadshow that takes Flemish ministers and high school students to innovative companies, frontrunners on sustainability in their sector. Last Wednesday the group visited ICO in Zeebrugge and Daikin in Ostend. It was great to receive visitors again in person on our premises. There is no better way to see how we work daily on innovation and sustainability than by coming over and have a look yourself. We showed our guests around in the factory, our experience centre and talked about how we develop Heat Pumps, as well as equipment for sustainable cold chain.

Thank you to Vlaamse Ondernemers, VOKA, Technopolis and De Lijn for organizing this great initiative. Read more about this initiative on Check out Technopolis’ vlog about the day of the visit :

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 a major European producer of air conditioners, heat pumps, air purifiers and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 13.000 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 1973. Daikin employs 2.171 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 VRV for commercial applications and the Daikin Altherma series for private heating applications. Over 85% of the devices for the European market are also produced in Europe.

Total HVAC and Refrigeration Solution provider

Daikin’s broad product portfolio allows for tailor-made solutions to all customer’s needs relating to Heating, Ventilation, air Conditioning, air Purification and Refrigeration. In recent years, Daikin has complemented its product portfolio and greatly expanded its market presence in Europe in heat pump technology, as well as 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 is one of the leading companies in Spain for standardized and customer-specific refrigeration solutions, including CO2 solutions. At the beginning of 2019, Daikin Europe N.V. acquired the Austrian refrigeration company AHT.

About Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 80,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of around 18,45 billion euros in financial year 2020 (April 20 – March 21). 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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