Daikin Industries, Ltd. announced the completion of the Technology and Innovation Center (hereinafter referred to as “TIC”) at its Yodogawa Plant located in Settsu City, Japan. With operations starting on November, 2015, the new facility will function as the core base for technology development of the globally expanding Daikin Group.
Daikin is building the world’s No. 1 technology in core technologies that include inverters, heat pumps, and fluorochemicals through the collaborative creation of innovation inside and outside the company and will leverage new and advanced technologies to expand business with differentiated products and create new value and business opportunities.
The TIC facility is located in a six -floor building covering 49,000 m2 floor space for an investment of approximately 38 Billion Yen employing 700 people. TIC will help Daikin accelerate implementation of “collaborative creation” on a global level through alliances and collaborations with various companies, universities, and research organizations. Daikin already actively promotes comprehensive alliances with Kyoto University, Osaka University, and Nara Institute of Science and Technology and joint research and development with home builders, manufacturers of electrical appliances and materials, and architectural firms.
To achieve this. a variety of design innovations were incorporated in the TIC office and laboratory areas to promote collaborative creation for engineers to overcome barriers. The building uses Daikin Technologies to achieve zero energy building aiming at 70% energy reduction with laboratories supporting core technologies.
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