Daikin Commercial refrigeration offer future-proof complete solutions from one source.
Daikin has further expanded its European market presence in commercial refrigeration through recent acquisitions of AHT, Hubbard, Tewis and Zanotti.
With the acquisition of these four companies, Daikin will continue to provide its customers with high-quality refrigeration solutions from a single source: Installation and maintenance combined with high competence and fast service cover all requirements of the retail food trade, gastronomy as well as food production, storage and transport.
“With our total solution approach ‘from field to fork’, we can offer customers from our large portfolio the right technology to suit their requirements and provide added value. We have adapted the entire portfolio to our equipment technology. We think safety, environmental protection, energy and cost efficiency together,” says Niko Baekelandt, Department Manager, Refrigeration Department Daikin Europe N.V., explaining the company strategy.
Daikin’s commercial refrigeration strategy
Since 2000 Daikin has been selling highly efficient refrigeration and freezer systems for supermarkets and grocery shops in Europe. With the acquisition of Italian refrigeration specialist Zanotti and British refrigeration specialist Hubbard Ltd. (at that time already a subsidiary of Zanotti) in mid-2016, the Daikin Group was already expanding its product range in commercial refrigeration for the entire cold chain.
The result is efficient product solutions ranging from food processing, drying and storage to refrigeration and freezer systems for the retail sector. This was followed in 2018 by the acquisition of Tewis Smart Systems S.L., one of Spain's leading companies for standardised and customised refrigeration solutions. The acquisition of the Austrian refrigeration specialist AHT Cooling Systems GmbH was completed at the beginning of 2019.
“Thanks to these investments, we can now find Daikin inside the supermarket, not only in the form of air-conditioning units on the ceiling, but also refrigerated shelves and freezers. In this way, we can ensure that in future all devices are optimally connected in terms of control technology and can condition the market in a particularly energetic and efficient way,” emphasises Niko Baekelandt.