Date:  2011/10/04

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New Daikin McQuay Technology Platforms Signal Thrust for Market Dominance
Industry-Leading Technologies Challenge Industry Standards and Energy Efficiency Ratings

 MINNEAPOLIS – October 5, 2011–McQuay International introduced today three new Daikin McQuay technology platforms that the company believes will challenge industry standards, and advance energy efficiency and part-load ratings. The new technology platforms include the new Rebel™ rooftop units, SmartSource™ water source heat pumps and Vision™ Plus air handler and is a critical step in achieving market dominance in the Americas according to the company. 

The Daikin McQuay Rebel is the first official submission to a rooftop unit challenge facilitated by the Department of Energy to develop the next generation of high-efficiency air conditioners for commercial buildings. The performance features outlined by the challenge are aimed at reducing energy use by as much as 50 to 60 percent over current equipment.

“We are the largest global HVAC manufacturer as a member of Daikin and we intend to be clearly number one in the Americas as well,” said Don Winter, vice president of marketing at McQuay International. “With these new technology platforms, we wanted to send a message that we are committed to excellence. This includes providing customers with industry-leading technologies to increase building comfort and energy efficiencies while reducing their overall cost of ownership.”

Winter went on to state that the new technology platforms also continue the company’s tradition of sustainability. In addition to Rebel, other products incorporating the technology platforms are the new Daikin McQuay SmartSource™ line of water source heat pumps that also uses inverter technology. The Inverter water source heat pump is the industry’s first variable-speed inverter compressor. The technology, recognized as the way of the future, boasts energy efficiency ratings unreachable by other existing technologies. The Daikin McQuay Vision™ Plus air handler has the ability to attain a maximum of Class 6 leakage up to +/-8’’ of internal static per ASHRAE’s 111 Standard, which is well under the industry quality standard of one percent.

The new Daikin McQuay technologies will continue to be expanded upon said Winter as the company continues to push the boundaries and challenge the status quo. For more information about the new Daikin McQuay technology platforms, visit: 

About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2010 revenues in excess of $13 billion and more than 40,000 employees worldwide.  Daikin is engaged primarily in the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. Daikin has been named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc. For more information, visit 

McQuay International
McQuay International, a division of Daikin Industries, Ltd., delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with reliable products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support.  McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service offices.  For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit


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