SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- On its journey to become the number one HVAC leader in North America, Daikin North America LLC and Daikin Applied (Daikin) have enhanced their relationship with Modular Comfort Systems, expanding its sales territory in Central and Western New York state. This move makes Modular Comfort Systems a Daikin equipment and parts representative in Western New York state, including Buffalo and the seven surrounding counties, beginning April 1, 2019. Extending their expertise to Western New York offers Daikin the opportunity to bring their exceptional sales experience to a broader base of customers.

"Modular Comfort Systems has the expertise essential to grow Daikin's leadership in this market, as they've proved over our 50 year relationship," said Kirk Thorne, executive vice president, sales, marketing and aftermarket at Daikin Applied. "They have excelled at creating an exceptional sales experience through Central New York state; as a result they have grown their share aggressively in the past two years."

"We have a long-term commitment to continued growth in North America and expanding our global leadership. Modular Comfort Systems' leadership in VRV and applied sales will strengthen that position. All of us here at Daikin are proud of this latest achievement," said Takayuki (Taka) Inoue, executive vice president and president, Daikin Business Unit at Daikin North America LLC.

Modular Comfort Systems Principal Drew Reagan cited the depth of Daikin's portfolio as critical to their success. "Daikin's industry leading equipment technology allows us to execute innovative system design, project order accuracy, and exceptional post sale support at a very high level. Streamlining representation from Central to Western New York will strengthen the Daikin brand name and create a synergy between markets."

This change in representation is another example of Daikin's focus in the western and upstate New York markets. In recent months, Daikin has established a dedicated service district to support customers across the state, including Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Daikin plans to add additional resources in both Rochester and Albany in future months.