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Daikin expands heat pump production capacity in Germany

Press release, October 2022

Daikin Europe N.V. has announced the expansion of its heat pump manufacturing base in Güglingen, Germany. It is part of the group’s strategic management plan for 2025, which aims to meet the growing demand for heat pumps in Europe by investing in local production capacity.

Brussels, 3rd October 2022 – Three new production lines will more than triple the existing factory output by 2025. “The expansion of our plant will enable us to ensure a stable supply for a rapidly growing market”, says Filip De Graeve, Managing Director of Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH and Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH.

Increasing heat pump production capacity in Germany

The expansion is based on a proximity strategy of producing close to the market. Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH has been steadily increasing its heat pump production volumes over the past years. With this new investment, the company will accelerate the expansion of its local production capacity. To this end, Daikin acquired a neighbouring, 22.000m² large plot of land with production and office facilities in Güglingen. Refurbishment and integration of the facilities into the existing production site will allow Daikin’s German factory to produce more than three times its current volumes by 2025. The company will be looking for an additional 500 new employees to support its growth plans.

Proximity strategy assures timely availability of premium heat pumps in Europe

The company’s residential hydronic heat pumps sold in Europe are fully designed and manufactured in Europe. Hiromitsu Iwasaki, Vice President of Daikin Europe N.V., says: “Daikin is the only manufacturer in the world who designs and produces heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment, as well as the compressors and refrigerants used in those technologies. Throughout our nearly 100 year history, we have developed a high level of technological expertise in heat pump technologies. With the investment in our factory in Germany, we create additional capacity to assure we can deliver more of our premium heat pumps on time to the European market.”

Investments for innovation and supporting the energy transition

The annual demand for residential heat pumps is expected to triple by 2025. “It is clear that heat pumps play an important role in the decarbonisation of our homes and businesses”, says Martin Dieryckx, General Manager Daikin Europe N.V. Environmental Research Center. “As a global leader in the design and manufacturing of heat pumps, we are well placed to build the manufacturing capacity that is needed to support this transition, which is of great importance to Europe’s future.”

The announcement of the investment in Germany follows similar announcements about expanding its heat pump factory in Belgium, and the construction of a new heat pump factory in Poland. Earlier in 2021, Daikin Europe announced it will boost its R&D activities and is set to become Daikin’s global centre for heat pump Research & Development in Ghent, Belgium. Total investments of Daikin Europe in the EMEA* region amount to 1.2 billion euro between 2020 and 2025.

 

*EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa
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About
Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral throughout the full value chain and the full life cycle of its products and solutions.
 
Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailored-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To date, Daikin Europe N.V. has over 12,000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe Group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
 
Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 89,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of around 23,7 billion Euro in fiscal year 2021 (April 21 – March 22). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries Ltd. is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.
 
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as a subsidiary of Daikin Europe N.V.. The company's portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration. More than 560 employees and 2,500 partners are responsible for sales and service activities in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (Austria, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia). With Your Daikin World at the Vienna headquarters, the HVAC-R industry and the construction sector has access to a modern experience center for co-creating tailor-made solutions for hotels, retail, offices or large commercial applications. It also includes one out of 9 trainings-centers in the region of Daikin Central Europe.
 
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Corporate Communications Daikin Europe N. V.
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Daisuke Kakinaga
Corporate Communications Daikin Europe N. V.
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Doris Passler
Corporate Communications Central Europe
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Mail: passler.d@daikin.at
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