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Daikin to relocate Japanese HQ

JAPAN: Daikin Industries is relocate its Japanese headquarters to new offices in Osaka, just a short distance from its current building that it has occupied for more than 30 years.

The Japanese air conditioning manufacturer has taken six floors, totalling approximately 21,000m2, at the Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South, less than a mile from its current location at the Umeda Center Building.

Comprising 41 floors (3 floors underground and 38 above), the new building is a multi-use complex incorporating department stores, offices, and conference zones. It is directly connected to Hanshin Osaka Umeda Station.

The office zone, occupying floors 11 to 38, offer west Japan’s largest office area per floor at 3,500㎡ and are equipped with the latest facilities. Daikin has taken floors 33-38 and is scheduled to move in on November 24.

An announcement on the Daikin website says the new head office “will enhance reception rooms and project rooms to stimulate interaction with customers, and will encourage lively communication across departments in an open office space with walls removed, aiming to create ideas and innovation”. 

“In addition, we will improve the productivity and quality of work of each and every employee by developing an office and IT infrastructure environment that is easy to work in, such as providing spaces where you can concentrate on your work and many conference rooms that support online meetings,” the announcement says.

The new address is Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South, 1-13-1Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001. A switch to a new phone number 06-6147-3321 is scheduled for November 7.

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