Daikin Applied's Dedication to Sustainable Manufacturing

Daikin Applied and Alliance Air Products are building a HVAC and CRAH manufacturing facility with sustainable infrastructure in Tijuana, Mexico

Demand continues to soar in North America for custom HVAC solutions for data centres. 

It's all being driven by a growing need for data computing, management and storage, which has subsequently led to an increased need for sustainable cooling systems.

To address this need, global commercial and industrial HVAC manufacturer Daikin Applied has, along with air-handling equipment manufacturer Alliance Air Products, announced the creation of an increased capacity manufacturing facility. 

The site, based in Tijuana, Mexico, will cost $US121m, reach 460,000 sq ft in size and prioritise energy efficiency from the ground up. 

Built to manufacture custom HVAC and computer room air handler (CRAH) equipment targeted at data centres, the facility is designed to meet Daikin Applied’s sustainability goals and operate at maximum efficiency. 

Yu Nishiwaki, Chief Operating Officer for Daikin Applied Americas.

“This is a critical moment for the HVAC industry – not just to increase capacity for data centre solutions, but to help data centres increase efficiency and sustainability in their energy use and cooling situations,” comments Yu Nishiwaki, Chief Operating Officer at Daikin Applied Americas.

“This manufacturing expansion underscores our commitment to helping our customers identify sustainability opportunities and achieve, or even surpass, their decarbonisation design goals.” 

With all-electric HVAC systems, a 499 kW solar panel system and low water-flow plumbing fixtures, the facility highlights the success of clean energy innovation and the importance of embedding sustainability into manufacturing infrastructure.

It's expected to support more than 1,000 production jobs and 1,150 new permanent jobs in the Northwest region of Mexico.

Luis Plascencia, president and general manager of Alliance Air Products

“We’ve successfully operated in Tijuana for 20 years and have 986 employees who are exceptionally talented in the design and production of highly customised air handlers," adds Luis Plascencia, President and General Manager of Alliance Air Products.

“We look forward to building on that success, and bolstering our partnership with the Baja California government and local Tijuana leaders to make this new facility a reality.” 

Construction of the Tijuana facility is expected to ramp up in June, with a completion goal of spring 2025.

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