Daikin, Trane Form Global A/C Alliance

OSAKA, JAPAN and PISCATAWAY, NJ — Daikin Industries Ltd. and American Standard Companies Inc. have announced that Daikin’s Air Conditioning Division and Trane, American Standard’s Air Conditioning Division, have agreed to form a comprehensive global strategic alliance to source and sell each other’s products.

“This alliance will significantly expand Trane’s global business and the products we provide customers in all our markets, without substantial investment in new product development and manufacturing,” said Fred Poses, American Standard chairman and chief executive officer. “We have a longstanding relationship with Daikin and believe our complementary strengths will make this partnership the most successful in the industry.”

As part of the alliance, Daikin will contribute its development and manufacturing in the ductless residential and commercial products, while outside the U.S., Trane will contribute its development and manufacturing in applied and ducted unitary systems.

The long-term strategic alliance will be implemented when the companies develop a series of agreements for Japan, Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, India, and China.

Publication date: 11/26/2001

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by James Siegel

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.

Sponsored by: 


More Podcasts


NEWS 03-02-15 cover

2015 March 2

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

HVAC Trends

The NEWS regularly reports on HVAC industry trends in our weekly issues. What trends do you see?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con