History of Daikin Innovation

Daikin history is also the history of air conditioning. Read about its 90 fascinating years here.


Daikin Industries Limited founded in Osaka

Daikin's history began with the manufacture of aircraft radiator tubes.


First heat pump type packaged air conditioner developed

The new "Mifujirator".

The new "Mifujirator" enabled turn-key operation due to automatic control of the compressor, condenser, and fan.

Up until now, high expertise and technical skill was required to operate conventional air conditioning equipment.


Daikin releases world's first commercial multi-split type air conditioner in Japan


Daikin's first inverter type air conditioner is marketed


Daikin commences operations in Auckland, New Zealand


Daikin inverter wall mounted split system heat pumps are launched in New Zealand


Daikin New Zealand launches the Inverter ducted heat pump range – an industry first


Daikin Industries Limited acquires McQuay International


Daikin Industries Limited acquires US company, Goodman Manufacturing Limited

Goodman Logo

Introduced US7, the first 7 star energy efficient split system heat pump, into the New Zealand market

2013 Daikin Air conditioners

Daikin Industries celebrates its founding in Osaka in 1924


Forests for the air

Daikin's "Forests for the air" project seeks to conserve forests covering some 11 million hectares in seven locations around the world.

Forests for the air

Daikin offers worldwide free access to patents for equipment using next generation refrigerant, R32.

R32 read more


Daikin completes construction of $300M USD "Technology and Innovation Center"

Serving as the hub of innovation, the Technology and Innovation Center assembles the best and brightest from around the world, both inside and outside the group, and provides them with the latest in research and testing facilities.

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