1 March 2023 – Sydney, Australia – Daikin Australia Pty Limited is pleased to announce plans to expand its manufacturing operations as part of a continued focus on local manufacturing, research and development.
The project, due for completion by June 2024, will see the construction of a new 7500m2 factory to complement the existing factory at Daikin’s Australian headquarters on Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton. The new factory will include expanded production areas for packaged air-conditioning (PA) units, an expanded assembly line for air handling units (AHU), additional raw materials warehousing and staff training facilities. In addition, a new multi-level carpark will be built for staff and visitors.
“The construction of a second factory will provide new opportunities for our staff and customers, as well as allowing us to increase our local manufacturing capabilities. In addition, it will extend our capacity for research and development,” said Nicholas MacDonald, Daikin Australia’s General Manager of Manufacturing. “Having these local capabilities ensures we use local knowledge and insights to design and manufacture products specifically for Australian homes and businesses.”
The project gained support from the NSW Government’s Jobs Plus Program as it will bring 45 new highly skilled jobs and 223 indirect jobs to the State. The government program provides support to businesses across a range of industries who are working to create new jobs in the State of NSW. NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said Jobs Plus is unlocking the enormous potential of home-grown businesses, as well as attracting global heavyweights to expand in our state, which will help to drive the NSW economy forward in line with our long-term economic plan.
“These jobs will boost the state’s thriving economy, help to develop even more world-leading products, and cement NSW as Australia’s innovation capital," Mr Henskens said.