Our History

Our history is a 50 years long one serving businesses and clients in the HVAC industry.

Daikin Applied Europe, formerly McQuay Europa, has a long tradition in the Applied industry. Founded in 1968 from a 50/50 joint venture between McQuay International USA and an Italian partner, the company rapidly grew in the ‘70s, establishing as a European leader in the market. Almost all the technologies were manufactured in-house, and the company stood out since the beginning for high efficiency levels and the unique range of capacities offered – in 1982 McQuay was already offering the largest chiller package on the market.

In 1984 McQuay Europa became a wholly owned subsidiary of McQuay International Inc, and the whole group was acquired by Company Snyder General Corporation (Dallas – USA).

In 1994 OYL Industries acquired McQuay International, bringing together the very best companies in the business: AAF International, leader in the air-filtration industry, J & E Hall, one of the oldest refrigeration companies in the world, first to introduce the “single screw” compressor technology, and McQuay International, which in 2000 starts manufacturing its own single screw compressors.

In 2006 McQuay and Daikin teamed up for a brilliant future in the Applied industry, complementing each other in terms of products, engineering, research potentials, and geographical production facility coverage. In 2014, then, the company changed its name to Daikin Applied Europe. Starting a new chaption of the history of the company we know today.

Today Daikin Applied Europe manufactures and supplies components for hydronic HVAC systems, serving practically all continents – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Americas, Australia and Asia – employing more than 650 people in its headquarter, branches and manufacturing sites.