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Jul. 2005 President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe GmbH / President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o.
Jun. 2008 President, Panasonic Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2011 Executive Officer of the Company (current position) / President, Automotive Systems Company (current position)
Contributing to the creation of a new vehicle and a new motoring society through electronics is the overarching vision of the Automotive Systems Company. In this regard, the company is endeavoring to address the needs for more comfortable, more environmentally-conscious, and safer vehicles. At the center of these endeavors are the global multimedia and new business fields. As a part of its global multimedia activities, the Automotive Systems Company is working to address new needs. The company is getting the jump on its rivals by bringing in-car Display-Audio and navigation systems to the market that allow drivers to use smartphones within the vehicle. In its new business activities, the Automotive Systems Company is focusing on the development of systems for eco-cars that leverage the Group's accumulated expertise in home appliance environmental technologies. In addition to actively promoting power management system, heat management system, and other system proposals to automobile manufacturers, the Automotive Systems Company will engage in activities aimed at acquiring orders worldwide.
Looking ahead, the company will contribute to the manufacture of new vehicles as well as the increasingly widespread use of eco-cars by delivering products and services that harness the Group's technology assets and are unique to Panasonic.
Name: Automotive Systems Company
Headquarters Location in Japan: Yokohama
Business Activities: Development, manufacture and sales of car-use-multimedia-related equipment, eco-car-related equipment, electrical components, etc.
Apr. 2007 Executive Officer of the Company / President, Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2010 Managing Executive Officer of the Company (current position)
Jan. 2012 President, Industrial Devices Company (current position) / Director, Electronic Components and Materials Business Group, Industrial Devices Company (current position)
The Industrial Devices Company was formed following the integration of the components and devices related businesses of Panasonic, PEW and SANYO. The ability of the company to operate as an industrial device manufacturer in a broad business domain as well as cover a wide range of products and technologies in such fields as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors, automation control and optical devices, are both qualities rarely found anywhere else in the world.
Positioning the three growth mobile, eco-car and environmental infrastructure fields at the heart of its operations, the Industrial Devices Company works to create and strengthen businesses as mainstay pillars of the company. Moreover, the Industrial Devices Company will endeavor to strengthen the competitiveness of its products by fusing together the core technologies developed over many years by Panasonic, PEW, and SANYO, and creating new customer value through a variety of solutions.
The Industrial Devices Company, which caters to the needs of business customers, recognizes the need to secure a top market share in each individual product. Moving forward, the company will substantially increase the ratio of top market share product groups to total product sales. In this manner, every effort will be made to become the world's leading industrial device company.
Name: Industrial Devices Company
Headquarters Location in Japan: Kadoma
Business Activities: Development, manufacture and sales of electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors, optical devices, etc.
Jun. 2010 Senior Vice President, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2011 Executive Officer of the Company (current position) / President, Energy Company (current position)
Jan. 2012 President, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (current position)
As a key growth engine, the Energy Company plays a pivotal role in driving forward the Group's overarching growth strategy which entails expanding environment- and energy-related businesses. With a large proportion of mainstay products geared to the business customer market, each division is more easily lending a direct ear to customers and advancing optimal product proposals that quickly address customer needs by integrating the development, manufacturing and sales functions.
In the growth fields of solar photovoltaic systems and lithium-ion batteries, which are experiencing increasingly intense competition, the Energy Company is securing earnings and overcoming its rivals by strategically concentrating management resources in areas where the company is able to excel. At the same time, the company is distinguishing itself from its competitors in the aspects of product performance, safety, reliability, and cost competitiveness. Taking full advantage of the Group's black-box technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and customer base, the Energy Company is further promoting the globalization of its business in order to meet the needs of its worldwide customers in a timely manner. For example, the company has plans to engage in comprehensive production of lithium-ion batteries and to enhance the cost competitiveness of its products at its new Suzhou Factory in China, which commenced production in July 2012.
Through these activities, the Energy Company plans to maintain its leading global position in the energy business field.
Name: Energy Company
Headquarters Location in Japan: Moriguchi
Business Activities: Development, manufacture and sales of primary and secondary batteries, chargers, battery application products and solar-related products
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