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Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

Updated : August 21, 2018 10:00 AM IST

As Japanese manufacturers such as Panasonic stepped back from home appliances over a decade ago to avoid price wars with Asian rivals, Daikin did the opposite, going head-to-head with the likes of South Korea's LG.
Fighting off low-cost competitors through local partnerships and acquisitions, Daikin grabbed top share in markets such as India.
Africa, where LG and China's Haier are established giants, may seem like another difficult target for Daikin.
Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa
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