6 December 2018

SBS visits Daikin factory at Pilsen

Earlier in the year, Smith Brothers Stores invited both customers and staff to visit Daikin's factory based at Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

Smith Brothers is one of only six wholesalers to distribute Daikin products, and attendees received an opportunity to understand more about the production of indoor and outdoor air conditioning units at the facility.

Those visiting included customers from the Leicester, Northampton and Heathrow branches of Smith Brothers, along with Daikin and Smith Brothers staff members.

During the trip, the group learnt about the company’s key values along with the history of the business and specifically the Pilsen factory, which began production in 2004. A presentation contained a brief overview of the indoor and outdoor air conditioning range which is manufactured on site.

Following the presentation, the group received a guided tour of the factory to view the production line and see the work first-hand.

Once the tour was completed, the group attended a brewery tour where they discovered how Pilsner Urquell is produced and tasted the freshly brewed beer.

Justin Gardner, Smith Brothers Daikin technical manager, said: “The trip was very successful with a really good mix of contractors from different areas of the UK. It was good to see the production of Daikin Splits was up to a similarly high standard as the larger SkyAir and VRV products which are manufactured in Belgium. The relaxed itinerary and free time allowed for everyone to explore the town and share stories which was enjoyable.”

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