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Daikin launches its Zanotti range of Van and Truck Refrigeration Solutions

Press Information, May 2021

16 markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will now benefit from “Daikin Transport Refrigeration” sales and service of van and truck transport refrigeration. The subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a global leader operating in more than 150 countries and shaping the future of heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration, thereby increases its market presence.


Oostend, Belgium/Vienna, Austria May 2021 – “The launch of this attractive new offer is the culmination of Zanotti’s decades of refrigeration expertise combined with Daikin’s unparalleled design and manufacturing capabilities. We are not only investing in products, people and partners but now also expand into CEE markets with the clear mission to become the first choice for customers in road transport refrigeration across the entire van and truck range. Through our extensive sales and service network, we are delivering integrated cold chain solution across Europe, covering all refrigeration needs from farm to fork”, says Junji Umamoto, Vice President, Daikin Europe N.V.

The Daikin group, with 95 years of leadership in air conditioning and refrigeration, is world-renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. Since the acquisition of Zanotti in 2016, the company has been investing in all aspects of the business, from R&D and manufacturing to sales and service and commercial capabilities.

“A good example for this is our innovative R&D Centre for Refrigeration, right next to our Zanotti factory in Mantova, Italy, which is due for completion soon. It is a unique collaborative research and development facility with ATP* certified testing capacity for our portfolio from the smallest to the largest units”, continues Umamoto. Zanotti, founded in 1962, has a long tradition like Daikin and is contributing with decades of experience meeting the needs of commercial and industrial refrigeration, and the transportation of fresh and frozen products.


What are the concrete benefits?

Additionally to its comprehensive product and service portfolio linked to tailor-made solutions, Zanotti is committed to lowering the total costs of ownership for its customers across its entire range:

  • The Invisible range units, unique to the market, are installed beneath the chassis of the vehicle preserving the aesthetics, original height and aerodynamics. In the last four years alone, Invisible units have been installed in thousands of vehicles proving especially popular with food retail and pharma companies.
  • The Zero range units offer excellent flexibility for light commercial vehicles thanks to its easy installation and serviceability and options to mount the condensing unit on the roof or the front wall of the box as well as an ultra-thin evaporator installed in the cargo compartment to maximise cargo volume.
  • The SFZ light truck range for light to medium trucks is a proven solution optimized for energy efficiency, low noise, and easy-to-service transport of temperature-controlled goods in medium sized boxes.
  • The newly redesigned Uno range units are independently powered and available in various capacities for medium to heavy trucks. The Uno features Zanotti’s innovative direct coupling design between the engine and the compressor and utilises Daikin’s expertise in design for reliability and performance. The results are a high cooling performance, energy efficiency and extended maintenance intervals to minimise the total cost of ownership


Daikin Central Europe is ready for transport refrigeration

“As HVAC-R industry leader, Daikin has established strategic priority measures to expand its commercial refrigeration business, to become a full-service provider, offering the entire Daikin Group’s air conditioning and refrigeration product portfolio related to food retail and commercial refrigeration from a single source. Food retailers and refrigeration customers, for instance,  can benefit from a world-class solution to their day-to-day operational needs and are provided with the highest level of sustainable HVAC-R solutions on the market”, says Carl Lievens, Managing Director of Daikin Central Europe.

Matz Wickmann joined Daikin in March 2021 as dedicated Business Development Manager and will focus especially on transport refrigeration in 16 Central and Eastern European markets. Furthermore, Daikin continues to invest in its flexible and growing dealer network by providing training and sales support through the local technical support teams in every country. Consequently, transport refrigeration customers will benefit from the unparalleled customer care that comes with Daikin products and solutions as well as from the synergy with the company’s key account approach in the region.


Daikin's Zanotti range of van and truck transport refrigeration solutions for Central and Eastern Europe. Copyrights Daikin Europe N. V., Zanotti


For more information visit Daikin Transport Refrigeration:

Appendix: Daikin Transport Refrigeration Catalogue 

Product pictures: Copyrights Daikin Europe N.V.

* ATP = Approved for transport of perishable foodstuffs; For more information please refer to:


Media contact (Daikin Central Europe)

Doris Passler
Corporate Communications Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH
+43 664 24 56 444
Lemböckgasse 59/1/1
1230 Vienna, Austria
Product Information contact
Matz Wickman
Business Development Transport Refrigeration
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH
+43 664 82 84 478
Lemböckgasse 59/1/1
1230 Vienna, Austria



Daikin Transport Refrigeration
Daikin strives to become the customers’ top choice in road transport refrigeration by providing unrivalled customisation across its entire range of van and truck units and lowering the total cost of ownership by incorporating Daikin’s world-renowned reliability and innovation. In 2016, Daikin acquired Zanotti, a refrigeration specialist founded in 1962 with decades of experience meeting the needs of commercial and industrial refrigeration, and the transportation of fresh and frozen products. Zanotti is headquartered in Mantua, Italy, a state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facility with 600 employees.
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The company’s portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. More than 450 professionals are in charge of pre-sales, sales and after-sales-services in 16 countries across Central and Eastern Europe in Austria, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.



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