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History in Panasonic Malaysia

1976

Matsushita Sales & Service Sdn Bhd (MASCO) established.

1976

1979

Kedai National was launched nationwide. Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Matsushita was awarded 'Tan Sri' title by His Honorable Yang Amat Berhormat Dato Hussein Onn, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

1979
1979

1980

Konosuke Matsushita awarded “Tan Sri” title by YAB Dato’ Hussein Onn, Prime Minister of Malaysia. .

1980

1981

MASCO moves into own building at Lot 10, Jalan 13/2, Petaling Jaya.

1981

1989

Sponsorship of 15th SEA Games.

1989

1991

Launch of nationwide sales & service network coverage.

1991

1992

MASCO changes name to National Panasonic Malaysia (NPM).

1992

1st billion in sales achieved.

1992

1996

National Panasonic Malaysia celebrates 20th Anniversary.

1996

2000

Official opening of Kuantan & Kota Bahru branches.

2000

2001

Official opening of National Panasonic Malaysia Distribution Centre.

2001

Panasonic becomes title sponsor for F1 Toyota Racing Team

2001

2002

Won Reader’s Digest Superbrand award for the first time.

2002

2003

Global brand unification exercise, National brand becomes Panasonic brand and brand slogan “Ideas For Life” created.

2003

National Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. becomes Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

2003

2004

Air-conditioner business transferred from Matsushita Industrial Corporation Sdn. Bhd.(MAICO) to Panasonic Malaysia.

2004

Panasonic Malaysia awarded MS 1SO 14001:1997 Standard Certification for Environmental Management Systems by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.

2004

2005

Launch of Kid Witness global video education programme.

2005

Kunio Nakamura, Chairman of Panasonic Corporation awarded Datukship by DYMM Yang DiPertuan Agong

2005

2006

Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. celebrates 30th Anniversary.

2006

Panasonic Malaysia jointly contributed with Panasonic Group of Companies the sum of RM70,364.04 to the Yogyakarta Earthquake Relief Fund

2006

2007

Received the first Brand Laureate Award in the Corporate Branding Category – Best Brands Electronic Appliances.

2007

2008

Introduced Eco Ideas campaign.

2008

Introduced Eco Ideas campaign. Panasonic Malaysia together with Panasonic Group of Companies donated RM34 million Sports Complex to Ministry of Youth

2008

Panasonic Malaysia launched Lumix Club Facebook

2008

2009

Panasonic Malaysia Logistics and Distribution Centre groundbreaking ceremony.

2009

Introduced Mottaintai to pre-school children.

2009

ECO exhibition at Mid Valley Exhibition Hall.

2009

2010

Appointment of first Malaysian MD, Jeff Lee.

2010

Participated in first IGEM exhibition.

2010

ECO exhibition at Mid V alley Exhibition Hall.

2010

2011

Panasonic Malaysia declared ‘Panasonic Energy for an ECONATION’.

2011

Promoting eco initiatives
- ECONATION CENTRE and iGEM 2011.

2011

Showcased the world’s largest 152” 3D Plasma
TV at Universal Walk, Genting.

2011

2012

New headquarters expected to be completed in 2012 and will be recognised as a Green Building with Green Building Index (GBI) rating.

2012

History of Panasonic

The history of Panasonic goes back to when Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works in 1918. See how the company evolved and developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world today.

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita

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