Milestone

2011
Daikin Europe N.V. acquires Turkish Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer Airfel.

Daikin McQuay Ar Condicionado Brasil Ltda. is established as a subsidiary, and operations begin in full-force on April 1, 2011.
2010
Daikin Airconditioning Philippines Inc. is established.

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. formally inaugurates the Neemrana Plant.
2009
Development and testing facilities are completed at the Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center in the United States.

The Daikin McQuay Solutions Plaza is established in the New York area.
Daikin acquires Nippon Muki Co., Ltd., Japan's leading air filter company.
2008
Daikin Airconditioning Korea Co., Ltd. is established.
Daikin acquires the German heating manufacturer Rotex Heating Systems GmbH.
Daikin Sweden A.B. is established.
2007
Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V. is established in Schiedam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
An air treatment unit called DESICA is launched for controlling humidity without water piping.
A hot water heat pump system is launched in the European market.
2006
Daikin acquires OYL Industries, a publicly listed Malaysian company engaged worldwide in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning) and air-filtration businesses.

Daikin Air-conditioning Greece S.A. is established in Athens, Greece.
2005
Daikin Holdings (USA), Inc., a holding company, and Daikin AC (Americas), Inc., a sales company, are established in the United States.
2004
Daikin Motor Suzhou Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd., is established in Suzhou, China, for the manufacture and sale of compressor motors for air conditioners.

Daikin Device Czech is established in Brno, Czech Republic, for the manufacture of air conditioning compressors.
Daikin Airconditioning Portugal is established in Lisbon, Portugal, for the sale of air conditioning systems.
2003
An industry first is achieved in China with the establishment of wholly-owned service companies in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou called Daikin Air-Conditioning Technology.
Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. is established in Pilzen, Czech Republic, for the production of air conditioning equipment.
Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd. is established in the United Kingdom.
The VRV for replacement use Ve-up Q Series is launched as a multi split air conditioning system specially designed for building renovations.
Daikin Air Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Daikin Central Airconditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are established in Shanghai, China, as new manufacturing bases for the manufacture of air conditioning equipment.
Daikin is ranked 1st in market share of residential use air conditioners in Japan throughout the fiscal year of 2003.
Daikin achieved a production total of 15 million room air conditioners at the Shiga Plant.
Daikin Device (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is established in Suzhou, China, for the production of air conditioner compressors.
2002
A natural refrigerant (CO2) heat pump boiler is launched.
Daikin starts development of a fluorocarbon recovery and destruction system in Japan.
Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.r.l. is established.
An integrated system of refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners is launched for convenience stores.
2001
Daikin Airconditioning Argentina S.A. is established for the sale of air conditioning systems in Argentina.

Daikin Compressor Industries Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, for the manufacture and sale of swing compressors.
Daikin Airconditioning Poland sp.zo.o. is established in Warsaw, Poland, for the sale of air conditioning systems.
Daikin (China) Investment Company is established in Beijing, China, to unite the air conditioning, chemical production, and sales bases in China.
2000
Daikin-Shriram Airconditioning is established in New Delhi, India. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd.)
Daikin Airconditioning Spain S.L. is established in Madrid, Spain.
1999
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe GmbH is established in Austria for the sale of air conditioning systems.
Ururu Sarara is marketed as a residential use air conditioner that humidifies without need of a water supply.
Total number of packaged air conditioners manufactured by Daikin surpasses 5 million units.
1998
Residential use air conditioners employing the new R410A refrigerant are marketed.

Major overseas production subsidiaries acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
Daikin Airconditioning South Africa Pty., Ltd. is established in South Africa for the sale of air conditioning systems.
Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH is established in Germany for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1997
All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
A VRV system is developed employing the new HFC407C refrigerant that does not damage the ozone layer.
Hui Zhou Daikin Suns Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Hui Zhou, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of water chilling units. (Name changed to Daikin (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd.)
Daikin Trading (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Bangkok, Thailand, as an air conditioner parts trading company.
Daikin Asia Servicing Pte., Ltd. is established in Singapore to supply service parts to the Asian region.
1996
Xi'an Daikin Qing'an Compressor Co., Ltd. is established in Xi'an, China, as a joint venture company.
A.C.E. Daikin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is established in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur for the sale of air conditioning systems. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning (Malaysia) Sdn., Bhd.)
1995
Daikin introduces a swing compressor.
Shanghai Daikin Yah Chong Airconditioning Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture company and begins production of business air conditioners in 1996. (Name changed to Daikin (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd.)
1994
All Daikin factories in Japan (Sakai, Yodogawa, Shiga, and Kashima) acquire ISO 9001 certification for quality management.
1993
Airnet Service System, a 24-hour online monitoring system for business air conditioners, is developed.

Daikin Airconditioning France S.A. is established in Paris for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1990
Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. is established in Thailand and begins production of air conditioners.
1989
Ice Thermal Storage VRV, a commercial multi split air conditioner, is developed.
1985
A heat pump air conditioning and hot water supply multisystem is developed.
1984
Total number of packaged air conditioners manufactured by Daikin surpasses 1 million units.

Daikin Airconditioning (Hong Kong) Ltd. is established in Hong Kong for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1983
Kashima Factory is established to manufacture chemical products.
1982
Japan's first VRV  (Variable Refrigerant Volume, a commercial multi split air conditioner) is developed.
The single-screw chiller is developed.
Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand for the manufacture and sale of air conditioning systems.
Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V. is established in Belgium for the sale of air conditioning systems.
1980
A.C.E. Daikin (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. is established in Singapore for the manufacture and sale of air conditioning systems. (Name changed to Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)
1978
The Rinkai Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.
1975
Marketing of a residential use air purifier begins.
1972
Daikin Europe N.V. is established.
1970
The Shiga Plant is established for full-scale production of residential use air conditioners.
1969
A residential use multi split air conditioning system is developed to handle multiple rooms using a single outdoor unit.
Clark Daikin, a joint venture air conditioning sales company, is established in Australia. (Name changed to Daikin Australia Pty., Ltd. in 1980)
1967
Daikin begins overseas advance by establishing sale coordination center in Malta.
1964
Daikin installs air conditioners to major terminals of Japan Railway Company.
1963
The Kanaoka Factory is established at the Sakai Plant.
Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is renamed Daikin Industries Co., Ltd.
1962
Production of centrifugal chillers begins.
The General Technical Research Center is established.
1958
Daikin introduces residential-use air conditioners equipped with rotary compressors and heat pump type packaged air conditioners.
1951
Production of Japan's first packaged air conditioner begins.
1941
The Yodogawa Plant is established.
1937
The Sakai Plant is established.
1936
The Mifujirator is delivered to a railway company for trial use as Japan's first air conditioner for train passenger cars.

Production of aircraft hydraulic parts begins.
1935
Fluorocarbon synthesis is successful. Mass production begins in 1942.
1934
Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established in Osaka, Japan.
A prototype is developed for a refrigerating unit using methyl chloride. The unit is named Mifujirator, and production begins.
1933
Research on fluorine refrigerants begins.
1924
Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership is founded in Osaka, Japan, by Akira Yamada.
Daikin begins manufacture of aircraft radiator tubes.