Daikin Japan offices still safe

Published:  29 March, 2011

Daikin Industries has created a disaster countermeasure office in Japan to support employees and their families following the recent earthquakes and tsunamis which recently hit the nation.

Daikin Industries has created a disaster countermeasure office in Japan following recent earthquakes and tsunamis which recently hit the nation.

With several bases in Japan, the company is keen to reassure customers that its employees are safe as offices are located in the west, as opposed to the east where the calamities have occurred.

The disaster countermeasure office is headed by chief executive officer Noriyuki Inoue and was set up to implement support measures for employees, families, affiliated companies and clients as well as business activities.

Following a cut in electric transmission in Kashima, the chemical factory has been shut down but Daikin's four other factories remain opened.

Daikin's Tohoku sales office was also shut down caused by damage to the building, but sales operations continue from the Yamagata sales office, which the company says is safe.

The Daikin Group is working to support relief efforts within the disaster areas, with priority being placed on the preservation of life, safety and wellbeing.

To assist those affected by the earthquake, the group donated over £2 million in 100 million yen monetary value as well as commercial-use air purifiers and far-infrared electric heaters.