Panasonic Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.panasonic.com/global/home.html

■Address

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

Business Overview

-Major home-appliance manufacturer. Launched Panasonic Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. in 2013. Engaged in business as Automotive & Industrial Systems Co. Ltd. through gradually merging Automotive Systems Co., Device Co., Energy Co. and Manufacturing Solutions Co. between 2013 and April 2019.

-On April 1, 2019, the Company announced a new organizational structure.

(Former Structure)

  • Appliance Company (AP)
  • Eco Solutions Company (ES)
  • Connected Solutions Company (CNS)
  • Automotive & Industrial Systems Company (AIS)

(New Structure)

  • Appliance Company
  • Life Solutions Company
  • Connected Solutions Company
  • Automotive Company
    • Infotainment systems division
    • HMI systems division
    • On-vehicle systems division
    • Ficosa International
    • Automotive energy division
  • Industrial Solutions Company
  • China/Northeast Asia Company
  • US Company

-In FY2018, the Automotive & Industrial Systems Company’s sales were 14th worldwide, according to Marklines’ research.

-Automotive Company develops, manufactures, and sells auto-entertainment systems, automotive electronics, mirrors, and electrification systems such as auto batteries.

Shareholders

-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2019)
Name or Company Name Investing Ratio (%)
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 7.83
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 6.91
Nippon Life Insurance Co. 2.96
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 1.92
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 385151 1.82
Employee stock holdings 1.77
SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 1.60
State Street Bank West Client - Treaty 505234 1.48
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 7) 1.46
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 385632 1.43
Total 29.21

Products

Automotive Co.

Comfort solutions
-Car navigation
-Drive recorder
-PND (Portable Navigation Device)
-Connected display audio
-Next-generation cockpit
-Car audio
-Rear-seat entertainment
-Car speaker
-Deck mechanism
-HUD (Head-up display)
-Auto nanoe generator
-ETC 2.0 device
-Keyless smart system
-Antenna
-Telematic control unit

Integrated safety products
-Bag and corner sensor
-Camera module
-Steering-angle sensor
-ECU
-Electronic interior mirror
-Side mirror
-Shifter system
-Camera washer
-Headlamp washer

Electrification products
-Automotive electric-charger system
-Power compressor
-Charger cord
-Heater device
-BMC (Battery Management Controller)
-Square lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles
-Lithium-ion battery system for HEVs
-12V energy-regeneration system (nickel hydrogen)
-Car battery
-EV relay
-Film condenser module for xEVs

History

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.

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