Little Rock-based Harrison Energy Partners (HEP), the state’s largest commercial HVAC company, announced Tuesday (June 13) an agreement to become the new factory equipment and parts sales provider in Arkansas for Minnesota-based Daikin Applied. The partnership is effective July 1.
HEP, which has a satellite office in Springdale, will represent Daikin in the western, central and northwest regions of the state, according to a news release. HEP previously represented Trane. Daikin’s previous equipment representative in the territory was Airtech Corp.
“Our mission has been and continues to be to deliver commercial HVAC excellence at a superior value so we are always our client’s first choice,” HEP Chairman and CEO Bill Harrison said in a statement. “Joining forces with Daikin, with their culture of innovation and product development, positions us to do that both now and in the future.”
Harrison cited Daikin’s plans for growth, innovation pipeline and partnerships with independent representatives as factors in the deal, according to the release. “We respect their forward-looking philosophy which includes understanding the importance of independent representation. We’re well-aligned strategically.”
Daikin Applied is a member of Daikin Industries and designs and manufactures commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Daikin Industries, according to its website, reports revenues of more than $20 billion and has more than 56,000 employees worldwide, making it the largest HVAC manufacturer in the world.
“Our reps are the best in the industry, and our appointment of Harrison Energy Partners makes us an unmatchable force in HVAC systems and solutions.” said Kirk Thorne, executive vice president of sales, marketing and aftermarket. “Daikin also values the diverse line card developed by Harrison Energy Partners over the years. It is the strength of Daikin and Harrison Energy Partners’ other valued brands and capabilities that allow us to successfully serve the overall needs of the marketplace together.”