Technology: Nigeria key to entire Africa market – Daikin
Daikin Industries Limited has stated that Nigeria is the most important market to its brand in Africa.
This was disclosed during the working visit of Mr. Sano Ryoji, Daikin’s President, Middle East & Africa in Lagos.
The company said it would not take the company a long time to commence manufacturing activity in the country but the Japanese brand is looking at the completely knockdown units (CKU) as the first option.
Ryoji who spoke glowingly about the Nigerian market said that “Nigeria energy consumption is very central in the choice of an air conditioner. Closely related to the inverter advantage, is the fact that Daikin air conditioners have built -in protection against unstable power supply and blackout. This completely eliminates the need for an AVS device or stabilizer. The built-in voltage protection makes it possible for Daikin to operate as low as 198V and as high as 264V, without compromising cooling comfort. (The standard voltage operating range is 220V-240V )
The company, which also used the occasion to reassure Nigerians of the quality of Daikin air-conditioners stated that Daikin high reliability continues with its auto-restart function which essentially stores all operating settings in the event of a power failure. At the onset of power, the unit restarts operation based on previously set mode, temperature, fan speed and swing.
“Outdoor air has many atmospheric and corrosive pollutants such as dust, humidity, rain, etc., that damage the heat exchanger coils of air conditioners. To guard against damage to the heat exchanger coils, Daikin uses as standard, blue fin protection on the heat exchanger, with high anti-corrosion properties. This ensures optimal cooling performance in any location,” Mohamed Miraj Mohamed Abbas, Regional Director, Daikin Middle East & Africa added.
He continued, “The heart of any air conditioner is the compressor. Daikin air conditioners come with highly durable compressors with operating range up to 54 degrees centigrade ambient. The combination of highly resilient compressor and blue fin protection, means the cooling performance remains intact irrespective of the operating environment.”
According to Abbas the brand takes indoor comfort seriously in the operation of the air conditioner. Superior indoor air quality is guaranteed through the combination of filtration and mould proof operation.