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Milestones
  • 1951 - Daikin Develops 1st Air Conditioner in Japan
  • 1965 - Registration of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd. in Tanzania by Mr. Nizar Samji Mr. Mansoor Samji - in order to start manufacturing HVACR products.
  • 1969 - Registration of Daikin Air Conditioning East Africa Ltd. in Tanzania by Mr. Nizar Samji & Mr. Mansoor Samji - in order to start manufacturing and assembling Air Conditioning equipment under license by Daikin Kogyo Ltd.
  • 1978 - Daikin Air Conditioning East Africa Ltd. in Tanzania begins providing the entire spectrum of HVACR Service solutions. The supply, installation, testing, commissioning, back-up service, trouble-shooting and design solutions.
  • 1985 - Registration of Daikin Kenya Ltd. in Kenya by the Samji family along with the Gilani family of Kisumu and the Angwenyi family - in order to distribute Daikin products in Kenya.
  • 1994 - The Samji family acquires 100% shareholding of Daikin Kenya Ltd.
  • 1995 - The first official Daikin Air Conditioner is sold and installed in Kenya at the Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya
  • 1995 - Mr. Jamil Samji joins Daikin Kenya Ltd. as the Technical Manager.
  • 1998 - Registration of Daikin Cooling Services Ltd. in Kenya by Mr. Jamil Samji - purchases and takes over the Daikin Distributorship in Kenya from Daikin Kenya Ltd.
  • 1999 - The first official Daikin VRV air conditioning system is sold and installed in Kenya at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya
  • 2001 - Registration of Air Solutions Ltd. in Kenya by Mr. Jamil Samji - in order to distribute other brands of HVACR products within the existing structure of Daikin Cooling Services Ltd.
  • 2005 - Daikin Industries Ltd. decides to transfer Africa distribution to Europe under Daikin Europe NV, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2006 - Registration of Coolxtreme Ltd. in Kenya by Mr. Jamil Samji, Mr. Alnashir Popat, Mr. Anwar Hajee, Mr. Jinit Shah and Mr. Hanif Somji in a Venture Capitalization.