Daikin India announces plans for third R&D centre in India

The centre, which is being set up with an investment of Rs 500 crore, is located at Neemrana, Rajasthan

Reiterating its commitment to the Indian market, Daikin India has announced its plans for its third R&D centre in India at Neemrana, Rajasthan. Spread over 24,000 Sq mtr (6 acres), it will employ more than 250 engineers dedicated to research and develop tailor made products for the discerning Indian consumers. This new R&D centre will have 22 new testing facilities/labs, intended to increase Daikin’s manufacturing competitiveness to dominate the export demands from overseas market. Set up with an investment of Rs 500 crore, it is Daikin’s third development centre, alongside two others located at Hyderabad and Neemrana, respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Reddy, Vice President, R&D, Daikin India, said, "We at Daikin strongly believe in constant innovation and this R&D centre will help us to put channelised effort in conceptualisation of products that are technologically advanced and sustainable. India is a critical market for us and the rationale behind setting up this R&D centre is to invest in technologies that suit Indian conditions and build products as per the demands of consumers.”

Also sharing his excitement, K J Jawa, Chairman and Managing Director, Daikin India, said, “The new R&D centre will be pivotal in positioning Daikin as pioneers in innovation in technology and engineering in India, and will showcase its commitment towards the Indian market. The R&D centre will look at building products that not just suit Indian consumers but will also focus on creating technologies which are sustainable and environment friendly for the global consumers. Daikin took the pioneering step to invest in setting up multiple HVAC and Refrigeration R&D capabilities and establish India as a ‘reliable’ manufacturing destination to drive exports across the globe. We have been focusing on reducing our environmental impact through extensive research and development, culminating innovative and path breaking products.”

The R&D team at Daikin India is encouraged to keep abreast with latest techniques and processes, through participation at various technical workshops around the globe. There is a drive for upgraded products with higher energy efficiency and eco-friendly refrigerants. Daikin partners with various consultants who have valuable expertise and vast experience in specialised fields such as electronics and HVAC design on a global level. Daikin India has long standing associations with leading global organisations that believe in constant innovation, including technical institutions of repute based out of Japan. This R&D centre is located next to the company’s manufacturing facility at Neemrana, Rajasthan. This also maximises synergy with the R&D and manufacturing teams of the India unit resulting in better coordination and productivity.

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