Historic Turning Points

  • Panasonic (using the National brand) introduces its first Home Cooler, a window-type air conditioner model
  • Electrical Appliance Business Group (Kadoma) starts manufacture of Home Coolers
  • Sales of Home Coolers begin
1958
  • Panasonic (using the National brand) introduces its first Home Cooler, a window-type air conditioner model
  • Electrical Appliance Business Group (Kadoma) starts manufacture of Home Coolers
  • Sales of Home Coolers begin

Starts exports of Home Coolers to South Vietnam

1961

Starts exports of Home Coolers to South Vietnam

 Launches Room Coolers

1965

 Launches Room Coolers

  • Begins development of rotary compressors
  • The high efficiency and quality of these compressors draws
    interest from domestic and overseas air conditioner
    manufacturers
  • External sales begin
1968
  • Begins development of rotary compressors
  • The high efficiency and quality of these compressors draws interest from domestic and overseas air conditioner manufacturers
  • External sales begin

 Starts production of absorption chillers

1971

 Starts production of absorption chillers

  • MAICO, the Division’s first overseas manufacturing base,
    established in Malaysia
  • Starts exports from MAICO to Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and
    other markets
  • Begins operating twin-base system out of Japan and Malaysia
1972
  • MAICO, the Division’s first overseas manufacturing base,established in Malaysia
  • Starts exports from MAICO to Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and other markets
  • Begins operating twin-base system out of Japan and Malaysia

Panasonic becomes the first Japanese air conditioner
manufacturer in Europe.

1975

Panasonic becomes the first Japanese air conditioner manufacturer in Europe.

  • Launches inverter air conditioners
  • Starts sales of Panasonic’s first
    inverter air conditioners
  • Inverters grow to become core technology in air conditioner
    industry
  • Starts shipments of air conditioners to Panasonic America
1983
  • Launches inverter air conditioners
  • Starts sales of Panasonic’s first inverter air conditioners
  • Inverters grow to become core technology in air conditioner industry
  • Starts shipments of air conditioners to Panasonic America
  • Introduces first GHP (gas heat pump) VRF air conditioner
  • Begins development of scroll compressors
  • Scroll compressors bring high efficiency, low noise, and low vibration in comparison to rotary compressors
1985
  • Introduces first GHP (gas heat pump) VRF air conditioner
  • Begins development of scroll compressors
  • Scroll compressors bring high efficiency, low noise, and low vibration in comparison to rotary compressors

Introduces world’s first simultaneous 3-pipe heating/cooling
VRF system

1989

Introduces world’s first simultaneous 3-pipe heating/cooling VRF system

Launches world’s first air conditioner equipped with compact
scroll compressor

1990

Launches world’s first air conditioner equipped with compact scroll compressor

  • Releases world’s first large-capacity modular combination VRF system
  • Establishes Matsushita-Wanbao (Guangzhou) Air Conditioner (MWAC)
  • Establishes Matsushita-Wanbao (Guangzhou) Compressor (MWCC)
  • Establishes Matsushita Air Conditioner Engineering (Matsushita ACE)
1993
  • Releases world’s first large-capacity modular combination VRF system
  • Establishes Matsushita-Wanbao (Guangzhou) Air Conditioner (MWAC)
  • Establishes Matsushita-Wanbao (Guangzhou) Compressor (MWCC)
  • Establishes Matsushita Air Conditioner Engineering (Matsushita ACE)

 Releases world’s first large-capacity modular combination VRF
 system with simultaneous heating/cooling

1995

 Releases world’s first large-capacity modular combination VRF system with simultaneous heating/cooling

The Ion and Oxygen Generator - two of the most important contributions to air conditioning systems.

2002

The Ion and Oxygen Generator - two of the most important contributions to air conditioning systems.

  • Debuts quiet, lightweight, compact EcoCute systems
    with improved energy-saving-technology
  • EcoCute adopts highly efficient, accumulator-less
    CO2 scroll compressor
  • Begins production of new energy-saving mini-VRF series
    multi-split packaged air conditioners for residential use
  • CO2 heat-pump hot water heater (EcoCute) uses non-toxic,
    non-combustible
    natural refrigerant(CO2) instead of Freon, to reduce
    environmental impact
  • Launches automatic filter-cleaning function for
    air conditioners (AC robot)

2003
  • Debuts quiet, lightweight, compact EcoCute systems with improved energy-saving-technology
  • EcoCute adopts highly efficient, accumulator-less CO2 scroll compressor
  • Begins production of new energy-saving mini-VRF series multi-split packaged air conditioners for residential use
  • CO2 heat-pump hot water heater (EcoCute) uses non-toxic, non-combustible natural refrigerant(CO2) instead of Freon, to reduce environmental impact
  • Launches automatic filter-cleaning function for
    air conditioners (AC robot)

  • Panasonic products become extremely successful in Japan’s air conditioner market
  • Innovations such as airstream robots and motion sensors help grow Panasonic’s market share

Cumulative global production of Panasonic compressors reaches 200 million units

2005
  • Panasonic products become extremely successful in Japan’s air conditioner market
  • Innovations such as airstream robots and motion sensors help grow Panasonic’s market share
2006

Cumulative global production of Panasonic compressors reaches 200 million units

  • Starts air-to-water heat pump business in Europe 
  • Hot water heating considered eco-friendly alternative
    to conventional fuel-type heating systems
  • At the Energy Conservation Grand Prize awards,
    Panasonic air conditioners win Chairman’s Award,
    whilst EcoCute wins Director General Prize
    (prizes presented by Energy Conservation Center of Japan)

2008
  • Starts air-to-water heat pump business in Europe 
  • Hot water heating considered eco-friendly alternative to conventional fuel-type heating systems
  • At the Energy Conservation Grand Prize awards, Panasonic air conditioners win Chairman’s Award,
    whilst EcoCute wins Director General Prize (prizes presented by Energy Conservation Center of Japan)

  • Establishes sales company in Europe(PHAAE) dedicated to
    selling air conditioners
  • Panasonic HA Air-Conditioning Europe(PHAAE) strengthens
    company's commercial air conditioning business
  • Begins collaboration with SANYO air conditioner business
  • Through share exchange, SANYO and Panasonic Electric
    Works become wholly owned subsidiary

2009
  • Establishes sales company in Europe(PHAAE) dedicated to selling air conditioners
  • Panasonic HA Air-Conditioning Europe(PHAAE) strengthens company's commercial air conditioning business
2010
  • Begins collaboration with SANYO air conditioner business
  • Through share exchange, SANYO and Panasonic Electric Works become wholly owned subsidiary

Launches FSV series of large-capacity VRF air conditioners

2011

Launches FSV series of large-capacity VRF air conditioners

New Panasonic Group inaugurated

2012

New Panasonic Group inaugurated

Expands VRF operation in Malaysia

2013

Expands VRF operation in Malaysia

Launches FSV series of large-capacity VRF air conditioners

Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning
System Engineering Malaysia - PAPASEMY

2015

Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning System Engineering Malaysia - PAPASEMY