Daikin Industries Emphasizes Significance of Nigerian Market to its Operation


Air conditioner manufacturing firm, Daikin Industries Limited has stated that Nigeria’s market with estimated population of about 170 million and growing middle class is the most important market to its brand in Africa.

Daikin’s President, Middle East & Africa, Daikin Industries Limited, Mr Sano Ryoji stated the company would soon start the manufacturing of the Japanese brand in Nigeria, adding that it might take off with the Completely Knockdown Units (CKU).

Ryoji said, “Nigeria’s energy consumption is central in the choice of an air conditioner. Closely related to the inverter advantage, is that Daikin air conditioners have built -in protection against unstable power supply and blackout. This eliminates the need for an AVS device or stabiliser. The built-in voltage protection makes it possible for Daikin to operate as low as 198V and as high as 264V, without compromising cooling comfort. (The standard voltage operating range is 220V-240V)

The firm’s Middle East and Africa Regional Director, Mohammed Miraj Abass, said, “Outdoor air has many atmospheric and corrosive pollutants, such as dust, humidity, and rain, that damage the heat exchanger coils of air conditioners. To guard against damage to the heat exchanger coils, Daikin uses as standard, blue fin protection on the heat exchanger, with high anti-corrosion properties. This ensures optimal cooling performance in any location.’’