• Daikin Applied, Mexico
    Daikin Applied, Mexico

Daikin Applied has announced plans for the construction of a new energy-efficient manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

In partnership with its subsidiary Alliance Air Products, the San Diego-based leader in custom air-handling equipment design and manufacturing, Daikin Applied is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to support sustainable data centre growth across North America.

The new 460,000 square-foot facility will expand on Daikin Applied and Alliance Air's established presence in Tijuana, Mexico.

The facility is being built to manufacture custom HVAC and computer room air handler (CRAH) equipment and solutions specifically for data centres.

It is designed for maximum efficiency to meet Daikin Applied's sustainability goals and will support the growth of air handler unit sales in North America.

This expanded facility allows the company to better serve customers in the west and southwest United States and Mexico with a single supplier for end-to-end HVAC solutions.

Daikin Applied Americas COO, Yu Nishiwaki, said this is a critical moment for the HVAC industry not just to increase capacity for data centre solutions, but to help data centres increase efficiency and sustainability in their energy use and cooling situations.

"This manufacturing expansion underscores our commitment to help our customers identify sustainability opportunities and achieve, or even surpass, their decarbonization design goals,” he said.

The new $121 million facility is expected to support over 1,000 production jobs and over 1,150 total new permanent jobs in the northwest region of Mexico.

Construction of the facility is expected to be complete by Spring 2025 with production ramping up in June 2025.

Luis Plascencia, president and general manager of Alliance Air Products, said the company has been in Tijuana for 20 years and have 986 employees who are exceptionally talented in the design and production of highly customized air handlers.

“We look forward to building on that success, and bolstering our partnership with the Baja California government and local Tijuana leaders to make this new facility a reality,” he said.