By Chukwuma Umeorah
As part of efforts to build a generation of well-equipped technicians and installers in Nigeria, Daikin, a leading global innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) products and solutions in partnership with ETIWA TECH; a provider of quality technical training and manpower development has announced the opening of its first training centre in Nigeria.
Chairman and President at Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA), Masaaki Miyatake, said the partnership between the tech companies notable for their innovation, will introduce new and efficient eco-friendly products to ensure quality of air as well as meeting market demands.
He said, “With the opening of the new training centre Daikin aims to further develop and respond to the growing needs of the Nigerian market. While we are continuously introducing technologies and energy efficient products that ensure the best air quality and comfort, we keep our commitment of contributing to the society and build knowledge and expertise to develop the skills of the people. We look forward to expanding our expertise in the market and providing eco-friendly high-level air conditioning systems.”
In addition, Daikin aims to build a cleaner environment in the African region by appointing new channel partners and establishing more training centers in Africa to strive for access to better air quality and energy efficiency, simultaneously strengthening service and aftermarket support. With a strong localization strategy, Daikin’s focus is on sustainability, driving more awareness towards a healthy living environment and introducing new inverter R32 product solutions.
Managing Director at ETIWA Tech, Jody Adewale, noted that in recent years, the HVAC industry has seen major technological advancements with the introduction of new products to improve efficiency.
Adewale said, “The HVAC industry has undergone new technological advancements in recent years. There are new products and solutions being introduced that help increase energy efficiency, cut costs and improve client satisfaction. Daikin is at the forefront of these innovative technologies such as the VRV system. This partnership seeks to ensure that we train and upskill HVAC technicians using the latest technologies to produce skilled personnel capable of providing good quality workmanship for the industry.”
Earlier in 2020, Daikin MEA opened its first sales office in Lagos, Nigeria. Following the Africa expansion strategy, the brand aims to be closer to customers, responding to all the needs.”