Ltd. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.

industry:
Designer,
Manufacturer
Nationality:
Japanese

1935 - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is renamed from Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works. 1935-2008 – ‘Panasonic’ is the most widely known company brand name and identity, for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. 1935 - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is designing and manufacturing televisions. 1941-1945 - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. operates factories in Japan and other parts of Asia: designing and manufacturing electrical components and appliances including electric light fixtures, electric motors, and irons. 1945-1980s – designs and manufactures bicycles. 1950 - ‘Panasonic Industrial’ is introduced as a brand name. 1959 – ‘National’ is introduced as a brand name. 1961 - starts designing and manufacturing televisions for American market under ‘Panasonic’ brand name. 1950s-1970’s - designing and manufacturing televisions, radios and domestic appliances for markets outside North America. 1965 - starts designing and manufacturing ‘Technics’ brand of hi-fidelity audio equipment. 1997 - the 'National Panasonic' brand name is introduced. 2008-2009 - acquires Sanyo. Sanyo was established as a Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. sub-contractor, by Konosuke Matsushita's brother-in-law. October 2008 - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. changes name to Panasonic Corporation.