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Panasonic UK - History Timeline

The history of Panasonic goes back to when Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works in 1918. See how the company evolved and developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world today. Click on a heading to view its entire period and further details of each year:

History
  • 1894 - From birth to the founding of the company
  • 1918 - Panasonic launched
  • 1931 - Radio production started
  • 1941 - War in the pacific breaks out

  • 1946 - Postwar period of hardship
  • 1951-54 Sales and finance companies established
  • 1953 - Construction of the Central Research Laboratory
  • 1956 - New factories built

  • 1961 - Overseas manufacturing rapidly built-up
  • 1966 - Rapid growth phase entered
  • 1970 - Panasonic meets the consumer movement
  • 1973 - The oil crisis

  • 1989 - Death of company founder Konosuke Matsushita
  • 1998 - Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Our Founding
  • 2008 - Company name change from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. to “Panasonic Corporation”
  • 2012 - A new group organization starts
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Panasonic UK
Panasonic House
Willoughby Road
Bracknell Berks
RG12 8FP

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