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Daikin starts construction of two new San Luis Potosi plants for $280 million expansion investment

San Luis Potosí, Mexico — Japanese company Daikin has begun construction of two of its new production plants in the Millennium Industrial Park in San Luis Potosí. The new buildings will be constructed on 11 hectares which will include an Innovation and Development Center where they will develop air conditioning products.

Once complete, the Daikin Campus will increase its staff from its current 1,200 employees to 4,000.

Satoru Akama, president and CEO of Goodman Manufacturing (Daikin Industries brand) said the project is a source of pride in terms of sustainability since it will be an example of clean energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and rationing water.

In order to consolidate in Mexico, the air conditioning and aerothermal manufacturer has made an investment of $280 million dollars. He said $230 million will be used for the first plant to manufacture residential air conditioning, with which they contemplate an annual production of 2.7 million units.

For the second building, they will invest $50 million to produce 4,500 commercial chillers per year. The two new plants will begin operations in April of 2024, by which time Daikin Manufacturing Mexico will have approximately 4,000 employees.

Satoru Akama said that they made the decision to invest in the expansion of production in San Luis Potosi, positioning it as the second production center in the Americas after Houston. Daikin has been manufacturing air conditioning units in San Luis Potosi for 12 years.