It’s been 50 years since Daikin launched in Australia – and during this time, the company has become the nation's number one air conditioning brand.
One of the factors that has cemented this presence has been Daikin’s commitment to local production, which has seen them manufacture a number of products right here in Australia since 1982.
This year, Daikin will grow its local footprint even further, with four Daikin products now officially bearing Australian Made certification.
This achievement is not only great news for Daikin, but also for consumers and businesses wanting to support the local economy.
Australian Made Campaign CEO, Ben Lazzaro said the Australian Made logo is the perfect addition to the Daikin Australia brand.
"It makes a powerful statement about the organisation’s commitment to local manufacturing, job creation and the support of the local community,” he said.
Daikin Australia managing director, Shaun Uehara, said these Australian Made certifications are the first attained by Daikin, making it a proud moment for the company here.
“Our wish has always been to have our brand welcomed by the people of Australia, and this is a key reason why we began local production in Australia 37 years ago,” Uehara said. “With our new factory expansion, we’ll be able to create even more opportunities for Australian people.”
A registered certification trademark, the Australian Made logo has helped countless brands communicate their Australian credentials to consumers, businesses and the government.
It’s Australia’s most trusted and recognised country of origin symbol, and is underpinned by a third-party accreditation system – ensuring that all products that carry the logo are certified as 'genuinely Australian'.
Daikin Australia's manufacturing manager, Nicholas MacDonald, said it's great to see the ‘Australian Made’ logo on Daikin products as they roll off the assembly line.
“I know how hard our team has worked to realise this goal and I’m so proud of their efforts. We have quality products produced in our local factory, anchoring jobs and skills right here in Australia,” MacDonald said.
Daikin is also in the process of expanding its factory in Sydney, a process that has been underway since October 2018 and is expected to reach completion mid-2019.
Expanding local facilities will make it even easier for Daikin to maintain a high level of innovation and quality control – and to apply for additional Australian Made certifications in the near future. The factory expansion also means that there will be further employment opportunities for the local community.
The products that now display the Australian Made label are Daikin’s Ducted Indoor Units, High Static Pressure Indoor Ducted VRV Units, Low Static Pressure Indoor Ducted VRV Units and VRV Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioning Units.
“Daikin’s committed to continuing this trend into the future by onshoring more product lines – watch this space,” MacDonald said.