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Daikin Europe makes donation for humanitarian aid in Ukrainian refugee crisis

Press Release, March 2022

Daikin Europe will donate 1 million Euro to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in order to provide humanitarian aid to the people in Ukraine and those suffering displacement as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.


Brussels, Vienna, March 2022 - As a global group with operations in more than 160 countries and nearly 90,000 employees, Daikin believes in the importance of protecting the safety and health of its employees and their families around the world.

On behalf of the Daikin group, Daikin Europe has recently decided to donate 1 million Euro to UNHCR, which provides protection and assistance to the people of Ukraine. Daikin will also be donating products for refugee accommodation and educational facilities. 


In addition, Daikin Europe employees will raise funds to support their Ukrainian colleagues and their families. Furthermore Daikin Central Europe made 35,000 Euro available to humanitarian organisations in Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, and Moldova.

Masatsugu Minaka, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries and Chairman of the Board of Daikin Europe said: “Daikin Europe has more than 1,000 Ukrainian employees working at our two factories in the Czech Republic and many more across our group. We are heartbroken by the difficult situation in their home country and hope that a peaceful and safe world will return as soon as possible. Daikin will continue to monitor the situation closely and ensure the safety and security of our employees, as well as cooperate with humanitarian relief efforts.”

Daikin’s entities in Europe have suspended business in Russia in consideration of the current economic situation and logistics.


Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V., Daikin Central Europe’s mother company, is a major European producer of air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 10,000 people employed throughout Europe and 14 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Austria 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. Daikin VRV and Daikin Altherma are the most sold heat pump systems in Europe, with over 500,000 systems delivered to date.
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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T.:  +32 472 580482
Daisuke Kakinaga – Corporate Communications Daikin Europe (Japanese/English)
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Doris Passler  - Corporate Communications Daikin Central Euroep (German/English)
T.: +43 664 24 56 444


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