Tech­nol­ogy: Nige­ria key to en­tire Africa mar­ket – Daikin

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - From Nahimah Ajikanle Nu­rudeen

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.

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