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Daikin opens second India plant

INDIA: Daikin has commenced production at its second air conditioning factory in Neemrana, Rajasthan.

The new $310m, 160,000m² facility, is said to be India’s largest HVAC manufacturing facility.

It has the capacity to manufacture 50,000 VRV units, 100,000 cassette units, 20,000 ductable units and 1,000 chillers, the company said.

“Daikin is the global leader in air conditioning technology and is committed to offer superior quality air conditioning solutions. The setting up of the second factory in India encapsulates this vision and commitment,” said Daikin Airconditioning India MD and CEO K J Jawa.

Yoshihiro Mineno, Daikin’s senior executive officer and GM – Global Operations Division, described the investment as “a step towards becoming an unstoppable brand in India”.

Centre of excellence

Daikin Air Conditioning India has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Manav Rachna University to establish a Daikin Centre of Excellence on the university campus.

Daikin’s senior vice president operations Kuldeepak Virmani (left) exchanges the MOU with University vice president Dr Amit Bhalla

Lamenting a lack of skilled manpower in the air conditioning sector, Daikin India’s GM, services, training and development, said: “This tie-up will ensure hands on practical exposure for the students and help them acquire the new technologies being practiced in the air conditioning industry including the VRV technology, refrigerant technology and inverter technology.”

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