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How Daikin bested South Korea's LG in its Indian stronghold

Japanese air conditioner maker's success rests on three key pillars

TOKYO -- Japan's home appliance industry has struggled in recent years in the face of a strong challenge from South Korean and Chinese manufacturers. But air conditioner maker Daikin Industries is an exception.

Its solid position comes from years of effort by employees to build on the company's strengths in design and development, production and sales under the leadership of Chairman Noriyuki Inoue.

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