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Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Company typePublic (K.K)
TYO: 6367
TOPIX Large 70 Component
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded25 October 1924; 99 years ago (1924-10-25)
FounderAkira Yamada
HeadquartersUmeda Center Bldg., 2-4-12, Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8323, Japan
Key people
Masanori Togawa, (CEO and President)
ProductsHome appliances
Medical equipments
Oil hydraulics
Defense systems
RevenueIncrease ¥3.109 trillion($19.98B)(2022)[1]
Increase ¥316.3 billion($2.03B) (2022)[1]
Increase ¥217.7 billion ($1.4B)(2022)[1]
Total assetsIncrease ¥3.823 trillion($24.57B) (2022)[1]
Total equityIncrease ¥1.969 trillion ($12.65B)(2022)[1]
Number of employees
88,000 (2022)[1]
Footnotes / references

Daikin Industries, Ltd. (ダイキン工業株式会社, Daikin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Osaka. Daikin is the world's largest air conditioner manufacturer.[5][6]


Daikin Industries Ltd was founded in 1924 as Ōsaka Metalworking Industries LP (大阪金属工業所, Ōsaka Kinzoku Kōgyōsho) by Akira Yamada. In 1953, Daiflon or polychlorotrifluoroethylene was developed. In 1963 the company was renamed Daikin Industries, Ltd. (ダイキン工業株式会社, Daikin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha, Daikin deriving from the combined reading of the first kanji of 大阪 Ōsaka and the first of 金属 Kinzoku) and developed Neoflon. In 1982 it was renamed to the current Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin entered the North American air conditioning market in 2004.[7]

In 2006, Daikin Industries acquired McQuay International, a Minneapolis, MN-based global corporation that designs, manufacturers and sells commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products.[8] In 2008, McQuay International was rebranded as Daikin-McQuay as Daikin began implementing many of its technologies (including the Daikin Inverter Compressor) and manufacturing processes into McQuay equipment and factories. However, in November 2013, the Daikin-McQuay group was again rebranded as Daikin Applied,[9] ending 80 years of business for the McQuay name in the United States. Meanwhile, the McQuay brand continues to be used in China and Hong Kong.[10]

In the filtration realm, Daikin acquired American Air Filter (AAF) in 2007,[11] and Flanders in 2016.[12] The resulting entity is known both as AAF International and AAF Flanders.

In 2008, Daikin purchased a 75% share of All World Machinery Supply based in Roscoe, Illinois.[13] In 2009, Daikin Airconditioning Philippines was established.[14]

In August 2012 Daikin agreed to acquire Goodman Global from the San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $3.7 billion,[15] after first planning to buy Goodman the previous year. In January 2011, Daikin had announced plans to buy Goodman Global at approximately US$4 billion valuation;[16] however, the plans were delayed for a year by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[17] The acquisition was expected to expand Daikin's presence in the United States and in duct-type and split-system air-conditioners, and was expected to make Daikin the world's largest maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.[18][needs update][19]

As of April 2014, 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.[20]

In 2017, Daikin opened the Daikin Texas Technology Park, its largest plant and the fifth largest factory in the world. Costing $417 million, this 4.1-million-square-foot facility in Waller, Texas, will consolidate Goodman's manufacturing operations.[21][22]

As of 2021, other companies representing additional Daikin brands include Motili and Quietflex.[23]

On March 2, 2023, Daikin announced they had acquired the San Diego-based custom air-handling equipment manufacturer Alliance Air Products.[24]

Business divisions and products

Daikin is organised into the following divisions, offering the following products:[2][25]

Daikin Industries, Ltd.

In August 2016, Daikin Industries Ltd opened a fully functional headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Daikin Cairo[26] is yet another move for the company to establish business in Africa. Plans are underway to open more headquarters.



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Daikin Annual Report 2022" (PDF). Daikin. Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Corporate Data". Archived from the original on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2021" (PDF). Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Daikin Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 24 July 2014.[dead link]
  5. ^ "The World's Biggest Air-Conditioning Company Braces for a Hotter Future". Bloomberg. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2023 – via
  6. ^ "World's Biggest Air-Conditioner Maker Doubles Down on India". Bloomberg. 28 September 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2023 – via
  7. ^ "Daikin AC Takes on North America". 1 February 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Daikin Industries Acquires O.Y.L., McQuay". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Daikin McQuay Rebrands to Daikin" (PDF) (Press release). Daikin Applied. 19 November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  10. ^ "McQuay International". Daikin Industries. 12 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Daikin to become leading supplier of air filters with acquisition of Nippon Muki". Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Daikin acquires US filter manufacturer Flanders for US$430m". Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Daikin acquired a hydraulic equipment distributor All World Machinery Getting down to solution business in the US end user market with their own base - News Release - Daikin Industries, Ltd". Archived from the original on 5 April 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Daikin About Us | Daikin Philippines". Daikin Philippines. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Daikin to acquire US rival Goodman Global for $3.7bn". BBC News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  16. ^ Murai, Reiji. "Japan's Daikin eyes Goodman Global; deal could cost $4 bln". IN. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Daikin says puts efforts to buy Goodman Global on hold". Reuters. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Daikin buys Goodman for $3.8 billion, gains access to North America". Reuters. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  19. ^ "On outskirts of Houston, giant HVAC plant employs thousands". 21 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Daikin Piston Pumps, Vane Pumps, Manual Pumps, Solenoid Valves, Directional, Flow and Control Valves". All World Machinery Supply. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Peek inside Daikin's new $417 million manufacturing hub". Houston Business Journal.
  22. ^ "Daikin officially opens US plant". 25 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Our Brands". Daikin. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  24. ^ Applied, Daikin. "Daikin Applied Acquires Custom Air-Handler Manufacturer Alliance Air Products". (Press release). Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  25. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Customers".

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