Daikin Australia has announced 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 7,500m2 factory to complement the existing factory at Daikin’s Australian headquarters on Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton, NSW. The new factory will include expanded production areas for packaged air conditioning units, an expanded assembly line for air handling units, additional warehousing for raw materials, 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,” says Daikin Australia’s General Manager of Manufacturing Nicholas MacDonald, Affil.AIRAH.
“In addition, it will extend our capacity for research and development. 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 is expected to 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 that are working to create new jobs in NSW.
NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens says Jobs Plus is unlocking the potential of home-grown businesses, as well as attracting global heavyweights to expand in the state, which will help drive the NSW economy forward in line with the 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,” Henskens says.