Air conditioning manufacturer, Daikin is continuing its investment in local manufacturing, with construction commencing on a new 7,500 square metre facility in Sydney’s west. The new site expands upon the company’s Australian headquarters in Chipping Norton.

Daikin general manager of manufacturing, Nicholas MacDonald said the site would be used for research and development, as well as training and production.

“Daikin’s second factory is a testament to our commitment to local manufacturing in Australia, and further develops our ability and long-term strategy to design and manufacture products that meet the needs of local businesses and homes,” he said.

“Daikin engaged TMX through a pre-existing relationship to guide us through to completion of our new facility. Their ongoing support through due diligence, feasibility analysis, development approvals and now into construction management has been invaluable.”

TMX Transform head of operations, Adam McDonald said Daikin’s decision to own and operate local assets reflected a strategic commitment to the Australian market.

“We are proud of our long and ongoing relationship with Daikin and excited to be in a position where we can continue to support their growth, as they move into the construction phase of their new facility.”

“This is a complex existing site and as superintendent, and specialists in the industrial and manufacturing space, TMX can understand and deliver upon these bespoke needs to ensure Daikin is best positioned to deliver to their customers.”

Construction on Daikin’s new facility is expected to be completed by March 2025.