Daikin Industries Ltd. recently held its groundbreaking ceremony at the future location of its new, consolidated HVAC equipment engineering, manufacturing, and logistics campus in Waller, Texas. Over the next several years, Daikin will build a state-of-the-art campus that consolidates much of the current footprint from its Daikin, Goodman®, and Amana® brand operations in Texas and Tennessee. The location will also feature expansion capacity to accommodate projected growth. Members of the Daikin team from Japan were in attendance to support the company’s largest major investment in North American HVAC manufacturing operations, totaling approximately $417 million. The facility is expected to employ up to 4,000 individuals.
“The new business campus will provide many outstanding benefits to our customers,” said Takeshi Ebisu, president and CEO, Daikin North America. “The operational efficiencies we achieve will be reflected in the superb quality of our high-efficiency, energy-saving heating and cooling systems. We are excited about the outstanding value this move will bring to our current and future customers. We see this new business campus as a strong, long-term commitment to our North American customers.”
Daikin’s engineering, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, and marketing operations are expected to be relocated into the facility. The consolidation directly reflects Daikin’s global commitment to local, in-country manufacturing. The new campus is projected to be operational in mid-2016. When complete, Daikin anticipates manufacturing its full range of energy-efficient ducted residential and light commercial products at the location, as well as commercial VRV products currently imported from other inter-company business units located outside North America.
Publication date: 4/13/2015