Alliance Air invests US$121 million for new energy-efficient manufacturing facility

Alliance Air invests US$121 million for new energy-efficient manufacturing facility

Now part of Daikin Applied, Alliance Air’s new facility will expand the company’s custom HVAC manufacturing capabilities to support the growing demand for HVAC cooling solutions for sustainable data centres.

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Daikin Applied – a leading global commercial and industrial HVAC manufacturer – recently broke ground for the construction of a new energy-efficient manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico to support sustainable data centre growth across North America.

The new US$121 million, 460,000 square-foot facility is expected to support over 1,000 production jobs and over 1,150 total new permanent jobs in the North West region of Mexico.

This investment will expand on the established presence of Alliance Air and Daikin Applied in Tijuana as the company looks to support significant data centre market growth in Mexico and North America.

The facility is being built to manufacture energy-efficient HVAC cooling solutions specifically for data centres. It is designed for maximum efficiency to meet the company’s – and customers’ – sustainability goals.

Construction of the facility is expected to be complete by Spring 2025, with production ramping up in June 2025.

This expanded facility allows the company to better serve customers in North America with a single supplier for end-to-end HVAC solutions. The expansion builds on the legacy of Alliance Air in Tijuana, which is also celebrating 20 years in the community, now partnered with the 100-year legacy of industry leader Daikin Industries. 

“We started manufacturing in Tijuana 20 years ago with 30 employees. We were just a start-up. I’m proud to see this force of 1,000 team members who have become exceptionally talented in the design and production of energy-efficient, custom cooling solutions,” said Luis Plascencia, President and General Manager, Alliance Air Products. “We look forward to expanding our role in the community and bolstering our partnership with the Baja California government and local Tijuana leaders to make this new facility a reality.”

Yu Nishiwaki, Chief Operating Officer, Daikin Applied Americas, said: “This is a critical moment for the HVAC industry to meet the demand for data centre cooling which is increasing exponentially with trends and economic forces like Artificial Intelligence and insourcing manufacturing.

“Increasing our current capacity allows us to expedite delivery to help customers meet this demand. The combined talent and technology of Alliance Air and Daikin Applied creates a new level of energy efficiency to help customers meet aggressive sustainability goals,” added Nishiwaki.

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