HOUSTON, June 28, 2022 – Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc. announced it will build a 761,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mexico that will be fully operational in 2024.The estimated $230 million investment is a pillar of an aggressive growth strategy in response to increasing demand for Daikin products in North America and Latin America, which include the Daikin, Goodman®and Amana® brands.
“Daikin is intensely focused on becoming the North American HVAC industry leader in all aspects, from production and innovation to quality and customer service,” said Satoru Akama, President and CEO of Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc. “In order to meet the increased demand for our technologies and products throughout North America and Latin America, and from a business continuity standpoint, it is absolutely necessary to expand our manufacturing presence into Mexico.”
The new facility will localize production of Daikin’s mini-split and Daikin FI residential inverter products that are currently imported from manufacturing sites in
Daikin has already expanded its manufacturing presence in Mexico, migrating the production of some modular blower product lines to a 200,000-square-foot repurposed facility. That facility will supplement production at Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP) with five product lines once it becomes fully operational in 2023.
The new facility will localize production of Daikin’s mini-split and Daikin FIT residential inverter products that are currently imported from manufacturing sites in Asia.
“It is vital to integrate production at a local level to efficiently maintain our high standards to deliver quality service to our customers,” Akama said. “It also underscores our belief in adding manufacturing capacity where our products are bought, sold and used.”
A vast majority of manufacturing operations will remain at DTTP’s 4.3-million-square-foot campus, where production volume, scale and workforce headcount will not be impacted by the new sites. Production at DTTP is on pace to eclipse manufacturing records set in fiscal year 2021.
“Daikin Texas Technology Park will continue to be the center of our operations and forefront of Daikin’s innovation in North America,” Akama said. “Our presence in Mexico will be a wonderful complement to the tremendous achievements and continued growth in manufacturing operations at DTTP.”
DTTP, which has served as the company’s North American headquarters since 2017currently employs a workforce of close to 10,000 and continues to recruit new team members.