Panasonic Corporation

Company Profile



1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company is a general electronics maker comprised of the seven companies listed below.

-The Automotive company develops, manufactures, and sells next-generation cockpit systems, car-navigations systems, in-vehicle ETC devices, in-vehicles cameras, in-vehicle battery-charging systems, electric-power compressors, and other products.

  • Appliance Company
  • Life Solutions Company
  • Connected Solutions Company
  • Automotive Company
    • R&D Division
    • Automotive Marketing & Sales Division
    • Infotainment systems Business Division
    • HMI systems Business Division
    • Automotive Systems Business Division
    • Ficosa International
  • Industrial Solutions Company
  • China/Northeast Asia Company
  • US Company


-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2020)
Name or Company Name Investing Ratio (%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 8.06
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 7.62
Nippon Life Insurance Co. 2.96
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 1.99
Employee stock holdings 1.78
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 7) 1.77
Matsushita Fudosan KK 1.24
Total 30.83


Automotive Company
"Beyond Comfort"
-Next-generation cockpit systems
-In-Vehicle Infotainment cockpit system
-Navigation systems
-PND (Portable Navigation Device)
-Connected audio with display
-Car audio
-Deck mechanisms
-Drive Recorder
-Car speakers
-Car nanoe generators
-Telematic control units
-Smart connectivity modules

Integrated Safety
-Head-Up Displays
-ETC2.0 onboard units
-Shifter systems
-Vehicle Camera modules
-Back & corner sensors
-Sensor & camera cleaning
-Headlamp washer
-Smart keyless systems
-Exterior/Interior rearview mirrors

-Battery Management Controller
-Onboard charging systems
-Inverter-integrated compressors
-Battery Heater device
-Charging cables


History of formerly Automotive Systems Company

2003 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems (PAS).
Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Development Tianjin Co., Ltd.
Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.
2004 Established Automotive Systems Europe Panasonic GmbH.
2005 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems (China).
2006 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
2008 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company adopted a new corporate name, Automotive Systems Company.
2010 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems India.

History of formerly Energy Company (Formerly Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.)

1950 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. was established in Umemachi, Moriguchi City.
1959 Tokyo Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. was established in Oura-gun, Gunma Prefecture.
1975 Company developed world's first lithium batteries (manganese dioxide lithium batteries), mass-producing them beginning in 1978.
1986 Sanyo Electric and Tokyo Sanyo Electric merged.
1990 Sale of nickel hydride batteries called the TWICELL commenced.
1994 Mass-production of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries commenced.
1999 Company developed nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries for hybrid electric vehicles.
2001 Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery business acquired from Toshiba Group.
2004 Began mass-production of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).
Tokushima Plant went online in order to increase production of lithium-ion batteries.
2005 Company released next-generation nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery called the eneloop.
2008 Signed agreement with German automaker Volkswagen Group to co-develop next-generation lithium-ion HEV battery systems.
Formed a business alliance, which also included financial ties, with Panasonic Corp.
Dec., 2009 Panasonic Corporation acquired 50.27% of the voting stock of Sanyo Electric Co to make it a consolidated subsidiary.
2012 Consolidated the operations of Panasonic Energy with those of Sanyo Energy, forming "Energy Company".

History of Automotive & Industrial Systems Company

Apr. 2013 The Company merged Automotive Systems Company, Industrial Devices Company, Energy Company, and Manufacturing Solution Company into Automotive & Industrial Systems Company.
Jun. 2014 Transferred semiconductor business of Panasonic to Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. in the company split.
Jul. 2014 Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. transferred from AVC Networks Company.
Panasonic CycleTech Co., Ltd. transferred to Appliances Company.
Apr. 2015 Motor Business Unit (formerly Motor Division) transferred from Appliances Company.
Operations divided into four divisions: Automotive, Energy Devices, Industrial, and Factory Solutions
Apr. 2017 Turned Ficosa International S.A., which is headquartered in Spain, into a consolidated subsidiary.


History of Automotive Company

Apr. 2019 Established the automotive “company”, based on the automotive business of the former automotive and industrial systems businesses, and the automotive engine business.
Apr. 2020 Established Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc., a joint venture with Toyota, which is engaged in automotive square lithium-ion batteries.

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