JAPAN/NIGERIA: Daikin is to begin assembling air conditioners in Nigeria in an effort to become the leading seller of cooling equipment in East Africa by 2025.
Instead of building a factory, Daikin is reported to be intending to use space in a facility provided by a local distributor. The distributor is not named but the company is currently represented by Panaserv Nigeria and EMS.
Daikin has previously indicated its intention to enter the relatively untapped East African market where cheaper Chinese and Korean rivals dominate. It established an office in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2019 and set up an air conditioning rental business in Tanzania in 2020 to provide the latest R32 inverter equipment.
Last month, Daikin announced the opening of its first training centre in Nigeria, focused on providing wide ranging training programmes for the local workforce.
Daikin opens first training centre in Nigeria – 14 September 2022
NIGERIA: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has announced the opening of its first training centre in Nigeria, focused on providing wide ranging training programmes for the local workforce. Read more…
Daikin to offer air conditioners in Africa on daily rental – 7 June 2020
TANZANIA: In a bid to crack the African market, Daikin is to offer air conditioners in Tanzania for a daily rental of as little as JPY130 ($1.20). Read more…