• Golden shovel at new site.
    Golden shovel at new site.

Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is continuing its investment in Australian manufacturing, with construction commencing last week on their new 7,500 sqm facility in Sydney’s west.

The new site expands upon their Australian headquarters on Governor Macquarie Drive in Chipping Norton.

Nicholas MacDonald, Daikin’s general manager manufacturing, said the site would be used for research and development, as well as training and production.

“Daikin’s second factory is a testament to our commitment to local manufacturing in Australia, and further develops our ability and long-term strategy to design and manufacture products that meet the needs of local businesses and homes,” MacDonald said.

“Daikin engaged TMX through a pre-existing relationship to guide us through to completion of our new facility. Their ongoing support through due diligence, feasibility analysis, development approvals and now into construction management has been invaluable.”

TMX Transform’s head of operations Adam McDonald said Daikin’s decision to own and operate local assets reflected a strategic commitment to the Australian market.

“We are proud of our long and ongoing relationship with Daikin and excited to be in a position where we can continue to support their growth, as they move into the construction phase of their new facility,” McDonald said.

“This is a complex existing site and as superintendent, and specialists in the industrial and manufacturing space, TMX can understand and deliver upon these bespoke needs to ensure Daikin is best positioned to deliver to their customers.”

Daikin has more than 80 global production sites and is the largest air conditioner manufacturer in the world.

Construction on Daikin’s new facility is expected to be completed by March 2025.