World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Daikin celebrates 100 years

JAPAN: Daikin Industries celebrated its 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative ceremony attended by 2,000 people at the Symphony Hall in Osaka.

Distinguished guests, business partners, and Daikin Group employees, from both Japan and overseas, heard chairman and chief global group officer Noriyuki Inoue describe how the company had been transformed from a small factory of 15 people to the global operation it is today with its presence in more than 170 countries.

Guests at today’s celebrations in Osaka

Daikin was founded in 1924 as Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership. Beginning with the production of radiator tubes for aircraft, the company has commercialised many advanced technologies, including the development of Japan’s first fluorocarbons and packaged air conditioner along with the world’s first VRF system multi-split air conditioner for commercial buildings. 

Daikin now has 125 production bases around the world and approximately 100,000 group employees, making it the leading global HVACR company. 

Latest News

14th June 2024

Amy Gittoes joins Climalife

UK: Amy Gittoes, the former commercial manager of the now defunct Hereford-based refrigeration company Arctic Circle, has joined Climalife UK.
14th June 2024

ECHA to consider PFAS impacts this year

FINLAND: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) evaluations of the impact of fluorinated HFC/HFO refrigerants under proposed new European PFAS restrictions are expected to take place in November/December.
13th June 2024

Uzbekistan customs stop R22 equipment

UZBEKISTAN: Customs officers in the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent have stopped the importation of process chilling equipment running on banned ozone-depleting refrigerant R22.
13th June 2024

Varying refrigerant blends boosts HP flexibility

SWITZERLAND: Researchers have found that varying the composition of refrigerant mixtures can enable heat pumps to generate different temperatures from different heat sources, while increasing efficiency by up to 25%.
13th June 2024

Carrier joins US heat pump RTU challenge

USA: Carrier has joined the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Commercial Heat Pump Accelerator to develop next-generation heat pump rooftop units.
13th June 2024

Preserving CO2 charge during power outages

USA: ChargeSecure is a new charge preservation solution for CO2 refrigeration systems from Hillphoenix.