Panasonic Group History

Panasonic was established in 1918 by its founder, Konosuke Matsushita, and has been committed to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through its business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world.

The Panasonic Group strives to achieve carbon neutrality together with society, by creating impacts from actions that reduce CO2 emissions of our own and of various fields of society.

Corporate History

Panasonic starts with a desire to create things of value. As hard work and dedication result in one innovative product after another, the fledgling company takes its first steps towards becoming the electronics giant of today.

Panasonic Brand Identity

“Panasonic” was first used for a speaker released in 1955 designed for the export market, and comes from the root words “Pan,” meaning universal, and “Sonic,” referring to sound. It’s a word that refers to our goal of “bringing our sound to customers around the world.” Following that, Panasonic became a brand known around the world for a wide range of products. In 2008 we adopted it as our corporate brand, and from 2022 it will be used as our Group brand for both our corporate identity and for our products and services.