Research & Development

Delta’s mission “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow” drives our continued R&D investments, focusing specifically on our fast-growing businesses. Delta R&D achieved fine tuning and expansion of our product lines along with continued optimization of our product’s key features, efficiency, power density and digital intelligence.

Delta Thailand’s R&D knowledge and professionalism is the key to Delta’s competitiveness and leadership in “green” environment-friendly and “efficient” energy-saving power devices. Delta has a worldwide network of R&D centers located in Asia and Europe. In addition, Delta R&D engaged in cooperations with renowned universities globally. Delta participates in several research programs to ensure sustainable growth with cutting-edge technology. This corporate-academic collaboration is tremendously beneficial in supporting the creation of new innovation and green ideas while strengthening our Delta R&D expertise.

R&D investment in the past 5 years

Unit 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total R&D investment Millions Baht 2,745 22,621 3,165 3,742 3,876

Promoting Innovation in the Organization

Recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator 2023

Delta Group was honored as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators™ (2023) by Clarivate for its superior innovation and patent intellectual property portfolio. As of the end of 2022, the total number of patents approved for Delta exceeded 15,000 mainly in the United States, mainland China, Taiwan, Europe, of which 1,070 patents were approved in 2022 alone.

Delta Innovation Award

Delta Group has organized the Delta Innovation Award annually since 2008 to encourage and recognize effective innovation designs among Delta employees worldwide. Selected works will be used to further develop the company's innovations. The four types of competitions and evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Intellectual Property (IP): Invention and/or establishment of high-quality IP portfolios with clear business value
  • New Product: New technology applications, or system architecture, or increase in product competitiveness and added value to customers
  • Manufacturing: Innovation in manufacturing for higher quality, productivity, and lower total costs
  • New Business Model / New Business Process: Innovation in business model or functional processes such as R&D, marketing, procurement, logistics, and integration for better business efficiency and effectiveness

Social and Environmental Innovation

Delta Foundation and NMMST Set Up Asia's First Zero-Carbon Coral Conservation Center

Delta Electronics Foundation and the National Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) jointly announced the opening of the Chaojing Coral Conservation Center. The center integrates Delta’s industrial and building automation solutions and intelligent environmental management to create a suitable and energy-efficient greenhouse for coral growth. Over 10,000 corals ae expected to be restored within three years. In addition, Delta will contribute renewable electricity to help the Chaojing Coral Conservation Center become the first of its kind in Asia to reach zero carbon emissions.

Partner to Implement the AirPlus2 Indoor Air Quality Innovation

Delta Thailand and Land & Houses PCL announced a partnership to implement the Land & Houses AirPlus2 (AirPlus Square) indoor air quality innovation, powered by Delta’s DC fan solution, for home PM2.5 control and fresh air supply.

The AirPlus2 innovation is specifically designed to improve the health and wellness of Land and Houses’ homeowners in Thailand and is powered by Delta’s leading DC motor fan technology for energy-saving, high-efficiency and quiet home ventilation.

The innovation features Delta’s Fresh Air Supply System with a high-efficiency air supply fan and exhaust fans that offer excellent airflow performance and up to 99.6% PM2.5 purification by a HEPA filter.

Research Cooperation with Leading Thai Universities

Delta Thailand hosted professors from seven of Thailand’s leading universities at the first Delta Power Electronics Committee Meeting held in the company head office. The committee’s aim is to facilitate collaboration between Delta and its partner universities in the development of local power electronics training and R&D to support the Thailand 4.0 goal to make the nation an EV hub.

Delta Thailand opened its second Delta Power Electronics Lab located at the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Faculty of Engineering, Electronics Department. The new Delta Power Electronics Lab is added to the first Delta lab at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) and is part of the Thailand Board of Investment's (BOI) merit-based incentives measures.

The Delta Power Electronics Lab aims to provide young Thai engineering talents with world-class testing facilities to develop advanced skills and foster local research of power electronics with Delta’s leading power electronics technology and equipment.

Delta relentlessly pursues leading innovation for customers, world-class industry standards and a RE100 target of 100% renewable electricity in global operations by 2030. This commitment helps it deliver on the brand promise: Smarter. Greener. Together.