Daikin acquires BKF Klima in Denmark

Date: 27 March 2024
Daikin acquires BKF Klima in Denmark
Daikin acquires BKF Klima in Denmark
Daikin acquires BKF Klima in Denmark
Daikin announces acquiring BKF Klima, a Danish Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) distributor, and previously part of Beijer REF. At Daikin’s new offices in Brøndby, Denmark, the company will also open two new facilities, including a Daikin Training Center for installers and Daikin Experience Center for consumers. This strategic acquisition will further enable Daikin to leverage its extensive R&D expertise in low carbon HVAC solutions for the region. 

Daikin's acquisition of BKF Klima marks a significant step in the company's expansion strategy in Scandinavia, which began with Daikin Sweden (2008), Daikin Norway (2018), and a Daikin office in Finland (2018). Daikin holds a leading position in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and with the acquisition of BKF Klima, the company now strengthens its position in Denmark as well.

As a distributor of HVAC technology, BKF Klima has acted as a distributor for Daikin Europe in the Danish market since 1985. BKF Klima was previously owned by Beijer Ref, a world-leading wholesaler of cooling technology and HVAC.

Through this strategic acquisition, Daikin aims to leverage its extensive R&D expertise and establish educational opportunities for installers through localised training centers.

"The acquisition of BKF Klima with its outstanding reputation plays a pivotal role in strengthening our foothold in the region. Given Scandinavia's focus on sustainability, our investment serves a triple purpose for us: strategic growth, superior customer service and contributing to the adoption of low-carbon HVAC technologies in the Danish market," said Toshitaka Tsubouchi, President of Daikin Europe.

Simon Karlin, EVP EMEA at Beijer Ref comments: “We are confident that BKF Klima’s organisation and its employees will continue to thrive under Daikin. We are pleased to have found this solution, as Beijer Ref will continue its focus on growing the presence in Denmark with its strategic HVAC partners.”

Robert Kagabo, who has extensive experience at Daikin and has just been appointed as Managing Director of Daikin Denmark, comments: “Coupled with our commitment to nurturing the personal development of our new teammates in Denmark, we are also ambitious for growth as an organization in the Danish market. Together, we aim to become the trusted partner for installers and consumer alike, solidifying Daikin's position as a leader in the industry.”

At the same location as its offices, the first Denmark-based Daikin Training Center for installers and Daikin Experience Center for consumers will open their doors later in 2024. These concepts are new for Daikin in Denmark, but well-established internationally:

Daikin Experience Center: a dedicated showroom which offers current and aspiring homeowners a chance to experience Daikin’s low-carbon solutions for heating and cooling in person. The new centre in Copenhagen will add up to a total of 12 Daikin Experience Centers in Europe.

Daikin Training Center: an exclusive hub designed to provide comprehensive training sessions for Daikin’s network of installers. Through hands-on sessions and expert guidance, 116 Daikin Training Centers across the EMEA region ensure that installers are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in delivering top-notch services to Daikin customers.

"With our new larger organization and the two new centers, we can activate the expertise Daikin has to a greater extent and ensure even better trained installers. This benefits both installer companies and consumers," concludes Robert Kagabo.
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