VIETNAM: Full scale production is now underway at the new 28,000m² Daikin air conditioning factory in Vietnam.
Located in the suburbs of the capitol city of Hanoi, this new JPY8bn ($72m) factory is the first in Vietnam to provide full-scale production of air conditioners and functions ranging from air conditioner assembly to technician training and education. Taking advantage of its extensive training facilities, the factory will be used as a base for technician training while also ensuring local supply to an air conditioning market where demand is rapidly increasing.
Through its subsidiary Daikin Air Conditioning Vietnam, the Japanese air conditioning manufacturer first announced its intention to build the factory in July 2016.
Demand for residential air conditioners in Vietnam continues to grow, making the country one of the largest air conditioning markets in Asia. Daikin expects to benefit from its energy-saving products in a country where electric bills relative to incomes are expensive.
The new factory incorporates technology and know-how from Daikin Group factories worldwide, in areas including production control technologies and inspection systems utilising IoT and technical training. Output is expected to reach one million residential units by 2020 with 1500 employees.