News/Press Releases

Daikin Names Doug Widenmann Senior Vice President and President of Daikin North America LLC

HOUSTON, Texas – November 16, 2020

Daikin North America LLC, part of Daikin Industries, Ltd.(“DIL”), the world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today the appointment of Doug Widenmann as Senior Vice President and President of Daikin North America LLC. It was previously announced that Executive Vice President and President of Daikin Business Unit, Takayuki “Taka” Inoue, will assume a new role as Executive Vice Presidentand Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Goodman/Daikin North America, leading the operational efforts for all company brands, Daikin, Goodman®, Amana® and Quietflex®. More>


Taka Inoue Named Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Goodman/Daikin North America

WALLER, Texas – November 5, 2020

Daikin today announced that Takayuki “Taka” Inoue will lead sales, marketing and distribution for the Daikin, Goodman, Amana® and Quietflex brands in his newly created role as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO)of Goodman/Daikin North America. Goodman Global Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are members of Daikin Group, the largest manufacturer of HVAC systems and refrigerants in the world.

Unified Sales and Marketing Strategy Aims to Create a Next-Generation Customer Experience that Leverages a Strong and Connected Portfolio of Brands, a Powerful Distribution Network, New Product Technologies, and Emerging Digital Capabilities More>


Daikin Acquires Stevens Equipment Supply for Distribution in 12 States from Minnesota to Arizona

HOUSTON, November 2, 2020

Daikin North America LLC "Daikin", a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. "DIL", the world's largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today the purchase of Stevens Equipment Supply, LLC “Stevens“.

Daikin's acquisition will support the continued growth of Stevens, providing even more opportunities to expand and grow its business - growing its contractor customer base, hiring new talent, adding more business technology, expanding product lines, and opening several new growth and strategic opportunities. Stevens will continue to promote the full line of Daikin ductless, residential unitary and light commercial HVAC products, as well as controls, air quality, parts, and accessories throughout their distribution footprint. Stevens will also continue distribution and sales of other Daikin brands including Goodman, Amana®, and Quietflex brands, as well as Stevens' existing Commercial Food Service Equipment at select locations. More>


Manufacturers Eye R-32 To Replace R-410A

July 07, 2020

The mildly flammable refrigerant is an attractive alternative for cooling equipment

The HVACR industry has been debating how to handle replacing R-410A in comfort cooling equipment ever since the courts ruled in 2017 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have the authority to phase down HFCs. More >


Daikin Expands Daikin One Ecosystem to include Daikin One Home Air Monitor

Houston, February 24, 2020

With the introduction of the Daikin One ecosystem, Daikin up-ended the status quo in the HVAC market, where HVAC manufacturers have been conservative in adopting Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies and, until recently, relegated leadership in the smart thermostat category to consumer electronics brands.

At the heart of the Daikin One ecosystem is the Daikin One+ Smart Thermostat, engineered to communicate seamlessly with all Daikin One ecosystem components. The Daikin One ecosystem includes the Daikin Fit system with communicating furnaces, evaporator coils and air handlers, the Daikin One Premium Air Cleaners, and the new Daikin One Home Air Monitor. More >


Daikin Launches New 2-Year Unit Replacement Limited Warranties

Houston, TX, February 3, 2020

Daikin North America LLC is enriching limited warranty coverage for select 13- and 14-SEER air conditioners, heat pumps and packaged units. Beginning February 1st, a 2-Year Unit Replacement Limited Warranty will now complement Daikin’s robust 12-Year Parts Limited Warranty covering the following products... More >


Daikin Launches New Daikin Fit Heat Pump Systems, Revolutionizing the Future of Heat Pump Systems for Residential Applications

Houston, TX, January 7, 2020

Daikin North America LLC has expanded the revolutionizing Daikin Fit systems to include heat pump systems. This represents a radical departure, designed to transform the future of heat pump systems in North America, which is currently dominated by ducted, unitary HVAC systems.... More >


Daikin Opens Storefront Showroom Featuring Latest HVAC Innovations

Long Island, N.Y, Dec. 23, 2019

For decades, businesses have utilized showrooms to help consumers see the latest audiovisual equipment, lighting fixtures, kitchen designs or flooring products. But, when it came to experiencing state-of-the-art options for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), a storefront was hard to find. Until now... More >


Daikin Adopts R-32 for Key HVAC Products in North America to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Impacts

Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2019

Daikin companies in North America (Goodman Global Group, Inc.; Daikin North America LLC; Daikin Applied Americas Inc.; Daikin America, Inc.; and Daikin U.S. Corporation) today announced they are developing ducted and ductless residential, light-commercial, and applied products utilizing R-32 refrigerant. More>


Daikin Announces New Distribution Relationship with Refrigerative Supply Limited in Western Canada

HOUSTON, July 3, 2019

Daikin North America LLC (Daikin) is pleased to announce a new relationship with Refrigerative Supply Limited (RSL) as a major distribution channel for Daikin in the Western Canada region. RSL will support the sales and distribution of all Daikin residential unitary, ductless, light commercial and VRV products in the Western Canada region. More>


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