Daikin’s in Thomson Reuters 2011

Thomson Reuters has announced its Top 100 Global Innovators for 2011, with Daikin Industries Ltd. among the innovation leaders. The award is given to companies that are considered top innovators based on an objective and scientific analysis of global patent information. The same report also points out that these top innovators lead the way in economic growth and sustained marketability, underscoring Daikin’s place as market leader based on continuous innovation. 

Measuring innovation

The Top 100 Global Innovators report applies a methodology developed by Thomson Reuter that measures innovation from an unbiased and scientific perspective via a critical analysis of patent information. Criteria include not only the volume of patents obtained, but also the global reach of these patents – especially to the USA, Japan, Europe and China – as well as the influence these patents have on other companies. In general, the analysis focuses on patents that have contributed to true innovation (in Daikin’s case, new technologies) over the most recent 3 years.

Innovation leads to growth

The Thomson Reuters report equally makes the link between innovation and economic growth. The Top 100 Global Innovators were also world leaders in job creation, revenue creation, R&D investment and share performance. Hence, these are companies that will most probably continue to be market leaders in the years to come. In short, Thomson Reuters sees innovation as the key to sustained marketability.

Daikin Industries Ltd: innovative ideas and leading technologies

Global Top 100 Innovator status confirms Daikin’s in-house programme of promoting and rewarding innovation that contributes to its business, as well as its ethical stance of respecting the property rights of others and protecting its own inventions as important assets in ensuring that the best products reach the market.  

Daikin Europe N.V. markets a comprehensive range of residential comfort solutions as well as a full range of industrial cooling, heating and refrigeration applications, all benefiting from Daikin’s continuous pursuit of innovative research. (Core innovations include its industry-standard VRV® technology for efficiently heating and cooling large commercial buildings, as well as Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat pump systems for absolute efficiency in residential heating and cooling.)

For more information on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, visit www.top100innovators.com/top100.

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