Established in 1924, Daikin is today active in over 150 countries worldwide. Thailand, located in the heart of Asia, is an important market and manufacturing location for Daikin and is home to Daikin Industries Thailand Ltd., currently the company’s largest manufacturing base.
“Over the last 30 years Thailand has become an important manufacturing base for Daikin and we are proud that the country is closely linked with our success,” said Junichi Omori, president of Daikin Industries Thailand. “Through our implementation of advanced management systems and innovative technologies in the production of compressors, residential air conditioners and highly effective commercial air conditioners, we have become a Japan-Thai success story.”
Last year saw the Thai government recognize Daikin Industries Thailand’s achievements by awarding the company the prestigious Prime Minister’s Excellent Industry of the Year 2018 award.
In addition to meeting the growing demand in Thailand for Daikin products and solutions, Daikin Industries Thailand Ltd. exports over 90 percent of its products manufactured in Thailand to more than 50 countries worldwide.
“We are seeing continued demand for Daikin solutions in Thailand and other key international markets,” said Omori.
“In Thailand, air conditioning units used to be a luxury, however today they are seen as a commodity item in cities across the country,” he said. “In terms of looking after our environment, Daikin is passionate about raising awareness of environmental issues and we constantly take steps to reduce our impact on the environment. Today more than 90 percent of Daikin products are classed as environmentally friendly.”
Daikin Industries Thailand employs over 5,000 people and the company’s research and development center is focused on delivering innovation-driven solutions and new technologies.
In terms of sales turnover, Daikin is leading the market in Thailand and Omori is confident that the company will continue to grow in line with the dynamic Thai market.
“We are committed to our people, products and services,” Omori said. “The standards we set in terms of our products and services reflect the importance we place on delivering quality training to our highly valued employees. We look forward to delivering new solutions to our customers and sharing our passion for innovation with the world.”