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.


Clark Daikin Pty Ltd established in Sydney


Began importing and selling cool-only single split type air conditioners in Australia


Clark Daikin Pty Ltd changed
name to Daikin Australia Ltd


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


Daikin Australia begins local production of Comfort Zone and Ducted Fan Coil Units


Daikin's first inverter type air conditioner is marketed


Daikin commences operations in Auckland, New Zealand


Daikin inverter wall mounted split system air conditioners are launched in Australia


Daikin Australia launches the Inverter ducted air conditioning range – an industry first


Department of Design and Development established in Australia


Daikin Industries Limited acquires McQuay International


Opening of Daikin Australia's first full scale manufacturing facility in Sydney

Committing to the local production of ducted air conditioning systems.


Completion of new energy efficient head office building in Sydney

Daikin Austratlia's head office building achieved a 5 star NABERS rating.


Daikin Australia wins the inaugural ARBS HVAC Project Excellence Award


Daikin Industries Limited acquires US company, Goodman Manufacturing Limited

Goodman Logo

Introduced US7, the first 7 star energy efficient split system air conditioner, into the Australian 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.

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Daikin’s Zena, is
launched in Australia


Daikin Nexura is launched in Australia

The only air conditioner that features a radiant heating panel.


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

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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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