The long history of Daikin began during its founding nearly a century ago by Akira Yamada back in 1924 in Osaka, Japan. Originally named Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho LP, it was renamed Daikin Kogyo Co Ltd in 1963 and finally Daikin Industries Ltd in 1982.
It has since expanded in the international market and acquired various companies, including McQuay International and Goodman Global in the U.S.
Aside from inventing VRF technology and split system air conditioners, Daikin introduced hybrid hydraulic systems that aimed to reduce energy consumption in manufacturing. Daikin also collaborated with another air conditioner manufacturer in developing the refrigerant R-410A.