Daikin's authorized Oman distributor Muscat Electronics has opened the GCC's first ‘Daikin Solution Plaza,’ which was inaugurated by His Highness Sayyid Tariq Bin Shabib Al Said.
The facility is aimed at helping customers learn more about Daikin's diverse portfolio of products, including the technology it uses and other features.
Located in Ruwi, the plaza will also feature live demonstrations of units and other activities that have been designed to give customers access to potential solutions for domestic, commercial or industrial needs.
Faisal Bin Mohamed Al-Yousef, executive director for Muscat Electronics, said: “The country's wise leadership has mandated special focus and attention directed towards the protection of the environment.
“In fact, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, was established thanks to the vision of HH Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Without a healthy environment, we cannot benefit from the remarkable advances of science and technology.
“Today, sustained environment is an essential element of the prosperity indicators of the overall economy of countries.”
Al-Yousef pointed out that despite the many advantages and benefits presented by modern AC systems, many related environmental challenges have also emerged.
These systems consume around 56% of electricity in Oman.
The use of these ACs has resulted in harmful emissions that affect the O-zone layer and contribute to global warming.
He shared that the opening of the new facility proves to be both timely and strategic as it coincides with the 40th anniversary of Muscat Electronics and the 36th year of the company's long standing partnership with Daikin.
Al-Yousef added: “In the highly intense and competitive market of today, we believe that the ‘Daikin Solution Plaza’ will throw the spotlight on Daikin’s world-class quality products and the unparalleled services offered by Muscat Electronics.
“Customers will learn more about the advantages and benefits to be gained from using Daikin products, like the energy efficient and environment-friendly R-32 Inverter splits, which is known for its minimal impact on global warming and zero negative effect on the ozone layer. This inverter system is also quite cost-effective due to low energy consumption.
“A special test cabinet in the ‘Daikin Solution Plaza’ will provide visitors with the opportunity to see this for themselves.”
Al-Yousef lauded the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for its implementation of new guidelines and regulations covering modern devices and equipment.
The move contributes to creating uniform terms and conditions of competition in the Gulf market encouraging the sale of quality products and the implementation of the minimum EER regulations.
Yuji Miyata, chairman and president for Daikin MEA, said: “Muscat Electronics LLC is one of our oldest distributors in the region and has been with Daikin for over three and a half decades.
“The company has played a big role in our growth as it has helped grow Daikin's business.
“Through this new facility, customers will now be able to experience, feel, touch and see the difference and invisible values of Daikin systems.
“This will help end-users make better decisions as they can pick the right air-conditioning system after observing different options.
“We wish Muscat Electronics more success and together we shall be the number 1 brand in the Omani Market.”