Profile: Panasonic Corp (PCRFY.PK)
28 Sep 2016
Panasonic Corporation, incorporated on December 15, 1935, is engaged in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. The Company operates through five segments: Appliances, Eco Solutions, AVC Networks, Automotive & Industrial Systems, and Other. The Appliances segment is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of consumer electronics, air-conditioners, cold chain, devices and bicycle-related products. The Eco Solutions segment is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of lighting fixtures, lamps, wiring devices, solar photovoltaic systems, interior furnishing materials, water-related products, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers and nursing-care-related products. The AVC Networks segment is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of products, such as aircraft in-flight entertainment systems, personal computers (PCs), projectors, digital cameras, mobile phones, surveillance cameras, fixed phones and faxes, and social infrastructure systems equipment. The Automotive & Industrial Systems segment is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of automotive products, energy products, industrial devices and factory solutions.
The Company's Appliances segment consists of Air-Conditioner Business Division, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Refrigerator Business Division, Cold Chain Business Division, Laundry Systems and Vacuum Cleaner Business Division, Kitchen Appliances Business Division, Beauty and Living Business Division, Home Entertainment Business Division, TV Business Division, Panasonic Cycle Technology Co., Ltd. and Smart Energy System Business Division. Its Air-Conditioner Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of air-conditioners for home, office and store use, multi-unit air-conditioners for buildings, gas heat pump air conditioners, absorption chillers and carbon dioxide (CO2) hot water supply systems. Its Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division offers air-conditioner compressors, refrigeration compressors and vacuum insulation materials. Its Refrigerator Business Division develops, manufactures and sells refrigerators and freezers, among others. Its Cold Chain Business Division develops, manufactures and sells showcases, commercial-use refrigerators and freezers, ice-making machines, drink vending machines. Its Laundry Systems and Vacuum Cleaner Business Division develops, manufactures and sells washer/dryers, clothes dryers and vacuum cleaners.
The Company's Kitchen Appliances Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of induction heating (IH) cooking equipment, microwave ovens, rice cookers, built-in cooking appliances and dishwasher dryers, among others. Its Beauty and Living Business Division develops, manufactures and sells beauty appliances, such as shavers, hair dryers and oral care products; health enhancing products, such as blood pressure monitors, body composition meters and massage chairs; cooking appliances, such as home bakeries, coffee makers and juicers, and electric irons. Its Home Entertainment Business Division develops, manufactures and sells Blu-ray and digital video disc (DVD) recorders and audio equipment, among others. Its TV Business Division develops, manufactures and sells televisions and portable televisions, among others. Panasonic Cycle Technology Co., Ltd. is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of electric power-assisted bicycles, bicycles and electric power-assisted units and bicycles products, among others. Its Smart Energy System Business Division offers smart gas meter-use devices and fuel cells, among others.
The Company's Eco Solutions segment consists of Lighting Business Division, Energy Systems Business Division, Housing Systems Business Division and Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. Its Lighting Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of residential, facility, store and outdoor lighting fixtures, lamps and devices and marketing of lighting design proposals for exterior and interior spaces using lighting software technologies. Its Energy Systems Business Division develops, manufactures and sells wiring devices, distribution panel boards, solar photovoltaic systems, energy management-related equipment, condominium intercom systems and building systems. Its Housing Systems Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of water-related products, including modular kitchen systems and modular baths, interior furnishing materials, including floor, door, storage unit materials, and exterior finishing materials, including drainpipe and roofing materials, residential building frames, and home elevators. Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures and sells air purifiers, electric fans, ventilating fans, blowers for factory and facility use.
The Company's AVC Networks segment consists of Imaging Network Business Division, Storage Business Division, Visual Systems Business Division, Avionics Business Division, IT Products Business Division, Security Systems Business Division, Communication Products Business Division, Office Products Business Division, Infrastructure Systems Business Division and System Solutions Company (Japan). Its Imaging Network Business Division offers digital cameras (compact/interchangeable lens), video cameras and business-use broadcasting equipment. Its Storage Business Division offers recording media, secure digital (SD) memory cards and data archive system. Its Visual Systems Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of projectors and business-use displays. Its Avionics Business Division offers in-flight entertainment systems and in-flight communications services. Its IT Products Business Division offers notebook PCs and tablet PCs. Its Security Systems Business Division provides surveillance and security cameras, surveillance image recorders, sound systems and high definition (HD) visual communication systems.
The Company's Communication Products Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of cordless and business telephones and television door intercom systems. Its Office Products Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of FAX machines and compact multi-function printers, among others. Its Infrastructure Systems Business Division offers digital wireless systems and intelligent transport systems (ITS). System Solutions Company (Japan) is engaged in development of system solutions (integrated security, public infrastructure terminal systems and cloud), systems integration, and sales and management.
Automotive & Industrial Systems
The Company's Automotive & Industrial Systems segment consists of Automotive Infotainment Systems Business Division, Automotive Electronics Systems Business Division, Rechargeable Battery Business Division, Energy Device Business Division, Panasonic Storage Battery Co., Ltd., Electromechanical Control Business Division, Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., Device Solutions Business Division, Electronic Materials Business Division, Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. and Smart Factory Solutions Business Division. Its Automotive Infotainment Systems Business Division offers car audio/video (AV) systems, car navigation systems, car audio systems and car speakers. Its Automotive Electronics Systems Business Division is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of vehicle control units, automotive sensor modules, switches, smart keyless systems and thermal and energy management equipment. Its Rechargeable Battery Business Division offers lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries for eco-cars, battery modules for power storage, nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries and chargers. The Energy Device Business Division offers dry batteries, micro batteries and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries.
The Company's Electromechanical Control Business Division offers relays, connectors, touch panels, automotive power supply, automotive switches and light touch switches. Its Device Solutions Business Division provides conductive polymer capacitors, various capacitors (aluminum electrolytic/film), anti-heat sheets, resistors, inductors, in-car and industrial-use sensors, industrial inkjet print heads and optical disk drives. Its Electronic Materials Business Division offers circuit board materials, semiconductor encapsulation materials, plastic molding compounds and advanced films. Its Smart Factory Solutions Business Division provides placement machines, screen printers, electronic component insertion machines, welding systems, laser oscillators and various motors. Panasonic Storage Battery Co., Ltd. is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of lead-acid storage batteries for automotive use and valve-regulated lead-acid batteries. Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of power semiconductors, linear shift-invariants (LSIs), image sensors and optical semiconductors. Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.
The Other segment consists of PanaHome Corporation. PanaHome Corporation is engaged in construction of detached housing and apartment housing for leasing; remodeling contract work and construction; sale of land, properties and condominiums; real estate brokerage, leasing and management, and manufacture and sale of system materials for industrial housing.
1006, Oaza Kadoma
KADOMA-SHI OSK 571-8501
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