By THE NATION
The company aspires to become the number one manufacturer and distributor of air conditioners with plans to deepen its reach in the Southeast Asian market.
Takeshi Konishi, president of Daikin Chemical South East Asia Co Ltd, said the company has always been trusted by customers as a global standard refrigerant manufacturer. It has policy to expand the market and established Daikin Chemical South East Asia in Thailand. To carry on its high standard, the firm is constantly evolving with new technology and innovation to produce merchandise and efficient, environmental-friendly refrigerant, while at the same time offers high quality products that cater to the consumers’ need with environmental friendliness at the core.
This year, we are ready to present a special refrigerant that reduces greenhouse gas effect, which is packed in a refillable cylinder that can be considered as environmentally friendly, and the establishment of refrigerant station especially for production in response to customer demands and to reduce impact on the environment. At present, we are aiming to increase market share in Thailand and ready to expand our presence in Southeast Asia , a market with potential and demand for air conditioners that are constantly growing, "said Konishi
Not only air conditioner and residential products, the firm is looking to expand to the automotive market, protective coating for petrochemical industry and construction, water and oil proof for fabric and paper for food container, as well as electronic boards where the firm has strategised market penetration plans for each product and target group.
As for refrigerant, Daikin Chemical has imported and supplied a variety of refrigerants such as R32 R410 R407C R404A and other refrigerants for air conditioning, including refrigerant R407H for refrigerator.
Daikin Chemical also sees the importance of environmental-friendly containers. It has introduced cylinders to control fluorocarbon emission, which helps reduce the evaporation of the remaining gas to the atmosphere for safety and environment-friendly reason.
For refilling and logistics, we place our trust in Thai Special Gas (TSG), a manufacturer and distributor of industrial gas with more than 20 years of experience in the gas business and international recognition. This is the first collaboration between the two companies. For controlling system, TSG is using computerised control with First In First Out (FIFO) filling system.
Daikin Chemical has constantly developed quality products with emphasis on Solution Business that uses new technology to cater to various needs of the customers and environmental friendliness. We hope this collaboration will satisfy our diverse target groups including those in the residential and industrial segments, both in Thailand and beyond.
Models and configurations of air conditioners are vital factors in the refrigerant market. In Thailand, 70 per cent of air conditioners use R410A refrigerant, and the rest uses R32 with the trend for R410A to be replaced by the more environmental-friendlier R32.
Even though R32 is not yet widely distributed in the market, it sees increasing demand as Daikin’s R32 has low GWP as a result of reduction in HFC use. It can be said that Daikin Chemical’s refrigerants are environmental-friendly and refillable, which reduces the emission of the remaining gas to the atmosphere.