Profile: Panasonic Corp (PCRFY.PK)
27 Jun 2016
Panasonic Corporation, incorporated on December 15, 1935, is a producer of electronics and electric products in a range of business areas. The Company operates in five segments: Appliances, Eco Solutions, AVC Networks, Automotive & Industrial Systems and Other. The Appliances segment offers consumer electronics, air-conditioners, cold chain, devices and bicycle-related products. The Eco Solutions segment is engaged in development, manufacture and sales of lighting fixtures, electric lamps, wiring devices, solar photovoltaic systems, interior furnishing materials, water-related products, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, and air purifiers, among other products. The AVC Networks segment consists of visual and imaging business, a mobility business, a communication business and a vertical solution business. The Automotive & Industrial Systems segment centers on the development, manufacture and sales of automotive related products, industrial related devices and manufacturing related systems.
The Company's Appliances segment 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. It also offers air-conditioner compressors, refrigeration compressors and vacuum insulation materials. It also develops, manufactures and sells showcases, commercial-use refrigerators and freezers, ice-making machines, drink vending machines. The Company also offers washer/dryers, clothes dryers and vacuum cleaners.
The Company is also 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. It also provides beauty and living products, such as beauty appliances (shavers, hair dryers and oral care products), health enhancing products (blood pressure monitors, body composition meters and massage chairs), cooking appliances (home bakeries, coffee makers and juicers) and electric irons. Its home and entertainment products include Blu-ray and digital video disc (DVD) recorders, audio equipment, televisions (TVs) and portable TVs, among others. The Company is also engaged in development, manufacture and sale of electric power-assisted bicycles, bicycles and electric power-assisted units. It also offers smart gas meter-use devices and fuel cells.
The Company's Eco Solutions segment consists of lighting business, energy systems business, housing systems business and Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. The lighting business 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. The energy systems business develops, manufactures and sells wiring devices, distribution panel boards, solar photovoltaic systems, energy management-related equipment, condominium intercom systems and building systems. The housing systems business 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, storage business, visual systems business, avionics business, its products business, security systems business, communication products business, office products business, infrastructure systems business and System Solutions Company (Japan). The imaging network business offers digital cameras (compact/interchangeable lens), video cameras and business-use broadcasting equipment. The storage business offers recording media, secure digital (SD) memory cards and data archive system. The visual systems business is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of projectors and business-use displays. The avionics business offers in-flight entertainment systems and in-flight communications services. The IT products business offers notebook personal computers (PCs) and tablet PCs. Its security systems business provides surveillance and security cameras, surveillance image recorders, sound systems and high definition (HD) visual communication systems.
The communication products business is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of cordless and business telephones and TV door intercom systems. Its office products business is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of business FAX machines, compact multi-function printers, among others. The infrastructure systems business 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 includes automotive infotainment systems business, automotive electronics systems business, rechargeable battery business, energy device business, electromechanical control business, device solutions business, electronic materials business, smart factory solutions business, Panasonic Storage Battery Co., Ltd., Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. The automotive infotainment systems business offers car audio/video (AV) systems, car navigation systems, car audio systems and car speakers. The automotive electronics systems business is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of vehicle control units, automotive sensor modules, switches, smart keyless systems and thermal and energy management equipment. The rechargeable battery business 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 offers dry batteries, micro batteries and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries.
The electromechanical control business offers relays, connectors, touch panels, automotive power supply, automotive switches and light touch switches. The device solutions business 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. The electronic materials business offers circuit board materials, semiconductor encapsulation materials, plastic molding compounds and advanced films. The smart factory solutions business 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 and other businesses. 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.
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