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Daikin to support victims of earthquakes in Turkey

Press release, February 2023

Daikin Europe N.V. announced a donation of 230,000 euro worth of supplies to the people of Turkey affected by the recent earthquakes. 

Brussels, February 2023 - Daikin Europe is deeply concerned about the people affected by the recent major earthquakes and has decided, on behalf of the Daikin Group, to donate 230,000 euro worth of supplies to the affected areas. Daikin Europe's subsidiary, Daikin Turkey, will procure the necessary emergency supplies, such as winter clothing, blankets, food, water and medicines. Together with its local business partners, Daikin Turkey will deliver these supplies to the affected areas in collaboration with authorized institutions and organizations.

Furthermore, Daikin Europe group employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will raise funds and make donations, and Daikin Europe will deliver it to the affected areas adding an amount equal to the collected donations.

Masatsugu Minaka, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries and Chairman of the Board of Daikin Europe, said: ‘We are deeply saddened by the devastation and suffering caused by these earthquakes. Turkey is a very important country for us, as we have many colleagues in the offices and factory of our subsidiary, Daikin Turkey. Many more Turkish colleagues who work in our EMEA region are concerned over family and friends in their home country. We hope that the everyday life can soon be restored to the people of Turkey. Daikin will continue to ensure the safety and security of our employees and to support the relief efforts."

More about Daikin Central Europe's Daikin for life initiative

About Daikin

Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral throughout the full value chain and the full life cycle of its products and solutions.

Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.

About Daikin Industries Ltd.


Daikin Industries based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 89,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of € 23.7 billion in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.

About Daikin Turkey

After 44 years of operating in Turkey through distributors since 1978, Daikin Europe acquired Turkish air-conditioning manufacturer Airfel in 2011 and established Daikin Turkey. That company has more than 1,700 employees and is headquartered in Istanbul. The factory, built on a 163,000㎡ site in Sakarya, produces products under the Daikin and Airfel brands, including air conditioners, fan coils and air handling units to meet a wide variety of needs.

Read more on www.daikin.eu and www.daikin.com.

 

Media Contacts Daikin Europe N.V.

Sofie Sap – T.:  +32 472 580 482 Mail: sap.s@daikineurope.com

Daisuke Kakinaga – T.: +32 465 462 321 Mail: kakinaga.d@bxl.daikineurope.com

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