Daikin, a leading global manufacturer of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) solutions, has announced the opening of its first factory in Saudi Arabia.

Located in Sudair Industrial City, 150 km from Riyadh, on an area of 10,400 sq m, the custom-built premises are part of the company’s five-year industrial growth plan for Saudi Arabia and the region.

Daikin’s second factory premises in the region will provide high-quality products, carrying the label ‘Made in Saudi Arabia.’ The factory has several international certifications, including ISO 14001, 9001, 45001, and Eurovent.

“At Daikin Middle East & Africa, we formulated our Fusion25, five-year strategic management plan, in line with KSA Vision 2030, prioritising investments and expansion plan in Saudi Arabia to become the country’s leading HVAC company in the coming years.  As a first step, we established our first factory in order to deliver the latest technologies and innovations based on the local market needs. With the opening of this factory, we can better support national energy efficiency and sustainability goals while creating vital job opportunities and supporting the kingdom’s economic growth,” said Masaaki Miyatake, Chairman and President at Daikin Middle East & Africa.

The opening event  marked the 10th anniversary of Riyadh-headquartered Daikin Saudi.