News/Press Releases

Daikin Announces Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32 Refrigerant

HOUSTON, Texas - December 21, 2021

For the first time in North America, Daikin is launching a home comfort product featuring R-32, a refrigerant with one-third the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the most common refrigerants currently being used in the United States and Canada. More>

Daikin Strengthens Residential and Commercial Presence in Pacific Northwest with Two Key Acquisitions

HOUSTON, Texas - December 2, 2021

Daikin North America LLC (Daikin) has continued its ambitious customer-focused growth with the acquisition of Washington state companies Thermal Supply, Inc. and AirReps, LLC. More>

Daikin Teams with Gold Medalist, NBC and The Weather Channel for Major Summer Campaign

HOUSTON, Texas – July 23,2021

Like a 400-meter relay squad, a major marketing initiative from Daikin North America LLC (Daikin), a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. (DIL), the world’s #1 manufacturer of heating and cooling products, is sprinting out of the blocks this summer. Anchoring this marketing initiative from Daikin is a nationally televised ad campaign featuring a legendary gold medalist spokesperson. Plus, Daikin has teamed with The Weather Channel, providing exclusive Daikin Air Quality Index alerts broadcast throughout the country. More>

Daikin One Cloud Services Launches, Bringing HVAC Pros Unsurpassed Service Opportunities

HOUSTON, Texas – June 7,2021

Using the newly launched Daikin One Cloud Services, Daikin Comfort Pro contractors can grow their business and connect with their customers using a cloud-based tool that allows them to configure, monitor, diagnose and adjust the performance of Daikin systems remotely, potentially eliminating the need to send a truck and technician to a home. More>

Daikin Acquires ABCO for Distribution in New York, New Jersey, and Surrounding States

HOUSTON, Texas – January 12,2021

Daikin North America LLC "Daikin," a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. "DIL," the world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today astrategic alignment with ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions "ABCO," the leading full line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States. This joins the excellence of Daikin manufacturing and product development with the intensity and integrity of ABCO in the marketplace. More>

Daikin Names Doug Widenmann Senior Vice President and President of Daikin North America LLC

HOUSTON, Texas – November 16, 2020

Daikin North America LLC, part of Daikin Industries, Ltd.(“DIL”), the world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today the appointment of Doug Widenmann as Senior Vice President and President of Daikin North America LLC. It was previously announced that Executive Vice President and President of Daikin Business Unit, Takayuki “Taka” Inoue, will assume a new role as Executive Vice Presidentand Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Goodman/Daikin North America, leading the operational efforts for all company brands, Daikin, Goodman®, Amana® and Quietflex®. More>

Taka Inoue Named Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Goodman/Daikin North America

WALLER, Texas – November 5, 2020

Daikin today announced that Takayuki “Taka” Inoue will lead sales, marketing and distribution for the Daikin, Goodman, Amana® and Quietflex brands in his newly created role as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO)of Goodman/Daikin North America. Goodman Global Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are members of Daikin Group, the largest manufacturer of HVAC systems and refrigerants in the world.

Unified Sales and Marketing Strategy Aims to Create a Next-Generation Customer Experience that Leverages a Strong and Connected Portfolio of Brands, a Powerful Distribution Network, New Product Technologies, and Emerging Digital Capabilities More>

Daikin Acquires Stevens Equipment Supply for Distribution in 12 States from Minnesota to Arizona

HOUSTON, November 2, 2020

Daikin North America LLC "Daikin", a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. "DIL", the world's largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today the purchase of Stevens Equipment Supply, LLC “Stevens“.

Daikin's acquisition will support the continued growth of Stevens, providing even more opportunities to expand and grow its business - growing its contractor customer base, hiring new talent, adding more business technology, expanding product lines, and opening several new growth and strategic opportunities. Stevens will continue to promote the full line of Daikin ductless, residential unitary and light commercial HVAC products, as well as controls, air quality, parts, and accessories throughout their distribution footprint. Stevens will also continue distribution and sales of other Daikin brands including Goodman, Amana®, and Quietflex brands, as well as Stevens' existing Commercial Food Service Equipment at select locations. More>

Manufacturers Eye R-32 To Replace R-410A

July 07, 2020

The mildly flammable refrigerant is an attractive alternative for cooling equipment

The HVACR industry has been debating how to handle replacing R-410A in comfort cooling equipment ever since the courts ruled in 2017 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have the authority to phase down HFCs. More >

Daikin Expands Daikin One Ecosystem to include Daikin One Home Air Monitor

Houston, February 24, 2020

With the introduction of the Daikin One ecosystem, Daikin up-ended the status quo in the HVAC market, where HVAC manufacturers have been conservative in adopting Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies and, until recently, relegated leadership in the smart thermostat category to consumer electronics brands.

At the heart of the Daikin One ecosystem is the Daikin One+ Smart Thermostat, engineered to communicate seamlessly with all Daikin One ecosystem components. The Daikin One ecosystem includes the Daikin Fit system with communicating furnaces, evaporator coils and air handlers, the Daikin One Premium Air Cleaners, and the new Daikin One Home Air Monitor. More >

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