On April 1st 2009, Daikin Europe N.V. has acquired the business and related assets of KIG – Kälteanlagen Import GmbH.

Kälteanlagen Import GmbH is a trading company focused on import and distribution of A/C equipment and components for Marine applications. The company is located in Hamburg, is active in Germany and has also developed business abroad.
The company was created in 1967 and the relationship between KIG and Daikin dates back to the early 70’s. The present owner of KIG, Mr. Peter Ostermayer took over the management of KIG in 1974 and has been managing director and sole shareholder since 1994.
The staff and acquired assets of KIG will be transferred to a newly established branch office of Daikin Europe N.V., named Daikin Europe Hamburg Marine Office (DEHO).
Mr. Siegfried Kaltwasser has been appointed as General Manager of the new branch.
Through this business transfer, Daikin Europe N.V. aims to establish a firm basis to further increase its presence in the European Marine A/C market.

Source: http://www.daikin.eu/news/items/tranfer_business_kig.jsp