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Panasonic 

“Market Cap $28.45 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Founded: 1918
  • Country: Japan
  • CEO: Kazuhiro Tsuga
  • Website: www.panasonic.net
  • Employees: 293,742
  • Sales: $77.27 B
  • Headquarters: Kadoma
Forbes Lists

#246 Global 2000

  • #92 in Sales
  • #564 in Profit
  • #457 in Assets
  • #383 in Market value
Profile

Panasonic Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic and electric products. It operates through the following segments: Audio Visual Computer (AVC) Networks, Appliances, System and Communications, Eco Solutions, Automotive Systems, Device, Energy, and Others. The AVC Networks segment provides imaging equipment such as flat-panel TVs, AVC network equipment including Blu-ray Disc recorders, digital cameras and notebook PCs, as well as projectors, in-flight entertainment systems, and other business-use AV equipment. The Appliances segment delivers products and services in the homemaking, cooking, beauty and grooming and health, cooling and heating, hot water supply, and cold chain equipment fields. The System and Communications segment is comprised of the system network and mobile communications businesses. The Eco Solutions segment involves the development of products that conserve energy. The Automotive Systems segment offers car navigation systems, camera systems, engine control units, and batteries for eco-cars. The Devices segment covers a wide range of products such as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors, and optical devices. The Energy segment develops solar photovoltaic systems and lithium-ion batteries. The Other segment includes healthcare company, manufacturing solutions company, and PanaHome Corporation. The company was founded by Konosuke Matsushita on March 7, 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

“Panasonic History

The history of Panasonic goes back to when Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works in 1918. See how the company evolved and developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world today.

The belief in our basic management objective to devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of all people around the globe has been the foundation of the company.

Panasonic Product Timeline

Panasonic was born from a firm commitment to provide superior products to people all over the world.

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*Information from Forbes.com and Panasonic.net

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