Daikin partners with ETIWA to build a generation of highly skilled technicians and installers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Daikin, the leading global innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) products and solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, has announced the opening of its first training center in Nigeria, in partnership with ETIWA TECH LTD/GTE (located at Destiny Homes Estate 11, Engineer Toriola Street Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State). ETIWA TECH is a non-profit institute, a leader in providing quality technical vocational training and manpower development. With Daikin & ETIWA, the new development center will be an extension to Daikin’s expertise and know-how to further build the skills and knowledge in the market.
Given that Africa is a key market for growth and expansion, the opening of the Daikin’s new training center aims to bring the knowledge and expertise to build a generation of well-equipped technicians and installers in Nigeria. In addition, the partnership is to further pursue the social corporate responsibility policy of Daikin.
Masaaki Miyatake, Chairman & President at Daikin MEA said: “With the opening of the new training center, 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 provide eco-friendly high-level air conditioning systems.”
Daikin aims to build a cleaner environment in the African region by appointing new channel partners and establishing more training centres in Africa to strive for access to better air quality and energy efficiency, while simultaneously strengthening service and aftermarket support. With a strong localization strategy, Daikin’s focus is on sustainability, IAQ, driving more awareness towards a healthy living environment and introducing new inverter R32 product solutions.
Jody Adewale, Managing Director at Etiwa Tech 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.
Daikin Industries is the global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced, high-quality air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration products (HVAC-R) and solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Founded in Japan in 1924, the company strives to combine expertise and experience to create new innovative technologies by anticipating the future requirements of customers and society. Daikin has evolved over nine decades to employ 89,000 people with 105 production bases and presence in 160 countries worldwide.
Daikin Middle East & Africa promotes and provides aftermarket support for a full range of air conditioning equipment and systems in all GCC, Middle East and Africa regions.
Daikin Nigeria & West Africa is the new sales entity for Daikin MEA, based in Lagos, & responsible for all sales & aftermarket support for the products sold in Nigeria & distributed in West Africa through our channel sales partners.
About Etiwa Tech
Etiwa Tech was established in 2013 to offer quality technical & Vocational training for the construction industry, which includes, Masonry, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Solar Photovoltaic, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating. They offer upskilling, empowerment, and apprenticeship programmes, specifically designed for artisans and vulnerable groups within the society such as unemployed youths, migrant returnees, orphans and women.