Our May Development Committee took place at the Daikin Comfort Technology Park also known as Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP) which is situated on the edge of Harris County and inside of the City of Waller. In 2016 when Daikin opened its doors, Waller had a population of just over 2,750 people. Right now, DTTP has over 4,500 people working in the facility, in the first shift alone, and close to 10,000 employees in total.

As a Japanese manufacturer of HVAC technology, Daikin has products in 200 countries with manufacturing in 100 of those and plans to expand its operations in Houston with a new product line. This expansion includes a $40 million capital investment and will create about 200 more jobs.

The current facility is 4.3 million sqft on 94 acres of space, which is equivalent to 74 football fields or 2 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of one another. With dimensions like these, it’s no wonder the facility has earned the title of the largest tilt-wall building in North America. Not only is the facility one of the largest in the US but it is also one of the most diverse with approximately 20 languages spoken daily by employees, and facility documentation printed in 12 of those languages. Our priorities continue to be enhancing our employee experience, filling open positions with talented individuals, and preparing for future growth,” said Kristi Pittman, Vice President of Human Resources. “We remain committed to focusing intense recruiting efforts in the Greater Houston region.”

“Daikin Texas Technology Park will continue to be the center of our operations and forefront of Daikin’s innovation in North America,” said Satoru Akama, President and CEO of Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc. “We have made substantial investments in Daikin Texas Technology Park, the surrounding community, and the Greater Houston region and will continue to build our team locally. We are so proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to advancing our footprint across North America.”