Goodman Renamed Daikin Comfort Technologies
The name change aims to establish the Daikin corporate brand as an environmentally advanced company in North America.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently announced a change to the company name of its U.S. subsidiary Goodman (Goodman Global Group, Inc., headquartered in Waller, Texas) to Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc. The name change is effective April 1, 2022. Product brand names such as Goodman, Amana, and Quietflex will continue to exist even after company name and organizational change.
In 2012, Daikin acquired Goodman, a manufacturer of residential air conditioners in the U.S., to expand business in North America. In 2017, the company consolidated Goodman’s four U.S. factories, headquarter, and distribution bases with its establishment of the Daikin Texas Technology Park in the Houston suburbs.
This complex accommodates the largest factory of the Daikin Group and manufactures residential and commercial air conditioners and heating equipment. A new R&D division was added at this base to strengthen product development capability. North America currently accounts for more sales than any other region in the Daikin Group, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
With a global movement in recent years toward carbon neutrality, concern for the environment is rapidly increasing. Aiming to establish the corporate brand in North America as an environmentally advanced company, Goodman determined to change its corporate name to include “Daikin”, which is well known for environmental technologies in the global HVAC market.