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Daikin convinces twice with award-winning design and quality

Press Release, April 24th, 2018 

This year’s iF Design Awards and Red Dot Design Awards honoured Daikin Europe’s design expertise. The company received several awards for their residential heat pump and commercial control solutions.


Vienna- April 2018: “We are delighted to receive these awards which serve as testimony to our goal in delivering stylish, aesthetically pleasing products that harmonise with their surroundings while delivering everyday comfort and energy efficiency”, says Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe General Manager, Heating and Renewables Strategic Business Unit.

The iF Design Award and the Red Dot Award are among the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the world. Outstanding design quality and innovation have been recognized since the 1990s. The competition for the coveted iF Design Award seal of quality was intense this year with over 6,400 entries from 54 countries. The awards were confirmed by a 63-member jury of independent experts from all over the world after three days of scrutiny.

Equally intense was the competitive pressure at the Red Dot Award. This year, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted over 6,300 products, which were individually tested and evaluated by a 40-member jury. The products are evaluated according to degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability.

Daikin’s range of products have become synonymous with striving to offer space-saving solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in both home and commercial sectors, while achieving the best efficiency through advanced design and award-winning patented technology.

The class categories in which Daikin was successful are:

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award said: “I would like to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs.

The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on 9 July 2018 following a month’s exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” which will showcase the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design, at the Aalto-Theatre, Essen, Germany. In addition, winning entries will feature in an Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date.

For more information on the iF Awards, visit iFWORLD DESIGN GUIDE

For more information on the Red Dot Award visit


DAIKIN Airconditioning Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with its headquarter in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria. The product portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Roughly 230 employees are in charge of the sales and service activities in 15 countries in Central- and Eastern Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania).
About Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited and a major European producer of air conditioners, heating systems and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 6946 employees throughout Europe and major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.
Press contact:
Marijke Slijkhuis
Marketing & Communication, Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH
Tel.: 43 0)2236 32557-175
campus 21, Europaring F12/402, 2345 Brunn am Gebirge, Austria  

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