Panasonic Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs.
In Asia Pacific Region, Panasonic has a long standing presence beginning from its first factory in Thailand in 1961. Over the years, Panasonic’s operation has rapidly expanded in the region. Today, its operations span across 9 countries with a total of 112 companies, employing a total workforce of about 109,000 in the region. The company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011, globally.
In 2001, Panasonic Asia Pacific assumed the role of a regional headquarters for the Asia and Oceania region, providing support in logistics, information communication, financial services, human resource development and productivity enhancement for Panasonic companies in the region.