The History of Business

1923

Developed and released Cannon-Ball-Shaped battery-Powered Shell Lamps.
Released the "Excel Dry Battery" for Cannon-Ball-Shaped Battery-Powered Shell Lamps.

Developed and released Cannon-Ball-Shaped battery-Powered Shell Lamps.

1931

Started In-house production of Dry Batteries in Osaka, taking over Komori Dry Battery's Factory.

1935

Established the "National" Storage Battery Co., Ltd.
Established Matsushita Dry Battery Co., Ltd.

1937

Released Automotive Lead-Acid Batteries.

1954

Released "National Hyper," First Fully Metal-Jacketed Dry Battery in Japan.

National Hyper

1963

Released "National Hi-Top" Manganese Dry Batteries.

National Hi-Top

1967

Released Alkaline Batteries.
Developed Compact Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries.

1969

Released "National Neo Hi-Top" Manganese Dry Batteries.

National Neo Hi-Top

1970

Released "Pananica" Ni-Cd Batteries.

Pananica

1971

Developed Lithium Primary Batteries (Graphite Fluoride BR Line).

1979

Established Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.

1987

Released "Ultra Alkali" and "Panasonic Alkali" Alkaline Batteries.

Ultra Alkali Panasonic Alkali

1989

Developed Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries.

Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

1991

Released Mercury-Free Manganese Batteries.

Mercury-Free Manganese Batteries

1992

Released Mercury-Free Alkaline Batteries.

Released Mercury-Free Alkaline Batteries

1994

Developed Lithium Ion Batteries.

Developed Lithium Ion Batteries

2008

Released "Evolta" Alkaline Dry Batteries.

Evolta

Established Panasonic Corporation Energy Company.
Released "Rechargeable Evolta" Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries.

Rechargeable Evolta

2009

Developed multipurpose lithium ion battery modules.

multipurpose lithium ion battery modules

2010

Completed Suminoe Plant.

1964

Started operation of Sumoto Plant.
Started production of "Cadnica" Ni-Cd Batteries.

Cadnica (Nickel-Cadmium:Ni-Cd) Battery

1973

Started production of "Cadnica" Battery Chargers.

1980

Started production of the world's first amorphous silicon solar cells.

1992

Installed Japan's first solar power system in private house.

1994

Started sales of the residential solar power system.
Started production of Cylindricaltype Lithium-ion Batteries.

Cylindricaltype Lithium-ion Battery

1995

Started production of Prismatictype Lithium-ion Batteries.

Prismatictype Lithium-ion Battery

1997

Started production of HIT photovoltaic modules.

HIT photovoltaic module

1999

Started production of Lithium Polymer Batteries.

Lithium Polymer Battery

2000

Started sales of the world's first double-sided solar module, "HIT Double".

2001

Completed world's largest class photovoltaic generation system "Solar Ark".

2004

Started mass production of battery system for Ford Escape Hybrid.
Started mass production of battery module for Honda.
Started operation of Nishikinohama Plant.

battery system for Ford Escape

2005

Started sales of "eneloop".

eneloop

2010

Established Lithium-ion Standard Battery System Mass Production.
Started mass production of lithium-ion batteries for HEV in Tokushima Plant.
Completed "Green Energy Park" in Kasai.

HEV in Kasai Plant Green Energy Park

2012

Established Energy Company of Panasonic Group

2013

Established Automotive & Industrial Systems Company