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Brand information

PANASONIC

One of the world's largest manufacturers of household appliances and electronic goods is Panasonic Corporation, a large Japanese engineering corporation. It is headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

The founder and inspirer of the company was a Japanese businessman, an advanced leader and innovator Konosuke Matshushita. In 1917 a 24-year-old Konosuke, having worked for the company of Osaka Light more than 7 years, decided to start his own business with a capital of 100 yens. Together with his wife and brother-in-law Konosuke began to make plugs in a small rented apartment. They worked 18 hours a day and sold their products by themselves. Konosuke personally went from door to door, offering their plugs. And young people were ready to do any orders. One of such occasional order helped them - Konosuke was offered to produce 1,000 parts for electric fans. The work done in time and with high quality was well paid. The first serious profit was used to found Matsushita Electric, which later became a well-known Panasonic.

A hard-working Konosuke Matsuschita was always looking for additional opportunities and innovative ways to address this or that problem. Once in a popular magazine he read about electric lamps for bicycles and the idea to produce them captured him fully. Bicycle lamps gained so much popularity that people bought them even for lighting their rooms. Konosuke immediately reacted and soon he released the first in Japan home electric table lamp that instantly replaced kerosene lamps that had been used before. Together with an electric table lamp appeared a new brand - National.

Popularity of Matsushita Electric products was so great that by the end of the 1920s Konosuke had eight plants on which thousands of workers were busy in the production of varied products, such as light bulbs, street lamps, bicycle lamps, electric heaters, irons and more. He directed and developed his company in such a way as to improve people's life and help to develop society. Probably that approach let him and his business survive the Great Depression and the Second World War. One of the reasons for the viability of the company was Konosuke’s care about workers.

In the years of economic crisis in Japan in the 1930s many companies reduced the number of their employees, but Konosuke Matsuschita fired nobody. He reduced the working day by half and offered his people to sell the company’s products accumulated in the warehouses by themselves. During eight months grateful workers sold off all goods from warehouses and the company has gained.

In the early 1950s the company's founder decided to expand his business and trade outside the Japanese islands. It turned out that the brand “National” had been registered in the United States earlier. It was necessary to come up with something completely new. Considering that the company was planning to start with the issue of audio production, the name Panasonic was taken. Later under this brand almost all of the company's products were marketed and not only abroad but in the domestic market as well.

In 1959 Konosuke Matsushita resigned. As a result in comparison with some American and European producers Panasonic positions on the market started to weaken. Konosuke Matsushita was invited to come back. His innovative approach and talent of manager quickly turned the company into a leader in the sales of electronics.

Panasonic was actively developing till the middle of the 1970s, when an 80-year-old Konosuke finally left the company. In recent years the world saw the first Panasonic DVD-burner players, SD flash memory cards. Being active in the field of creating new technologies Panasonic is continuing to develop in accord with principles and ideas of its founder.