Heating & Ventilation A/C Company was born of the fusion of a business division and a company with different backgrounds—the Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division, formerly Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works, and Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd., formerly Kawakita Denki Kigyosha.

There is a corporate development chart which shows the history until Heating & Ventilation AC Company, Panasonic Corporation was established in 2022, while showing Kawakita Denki Kigyosha being established in 1909, followed by Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works established in 1918, and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. established in 1947 being built into one.

Birth of Panasonic; before 1950

An image of a combination of a group photo of Kawakita Denki Kigyousha, 'Typhoon', Japan’s first 12-inch AC electric fan, a logo of Kawakita Denki Kigyosha, a fan insulating pannel, with an exeterior image of Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Work.

1909

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Established as Kawakita Denki Kigyosha

An image of a Logo of Kawakita Denki Kigyosha.

1913

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Start of production of Typhoon, Japan’s first 12-inch AC electric fan

An image of

1917

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Under the new name Kawakita Denki Manufacturing Co., Ltd., orders 1,000 fan insulating panels from Konosuke Matsushita, who was operating his own business. 

An image of a fan insulating panel.

1918

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works established

An exeterior image of Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Work.

1928

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Ventilation fan manufacturing starts

1950—

A combination image of a group photo with the empoyees of Osaka Denki Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, the first air conditioner,

1956

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Established as Osaka Denki Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha with the cooperation of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Nippon Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

An image of group photo of the employees of Osaka Denki Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha when the company was established.

1957

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Air-conditioning business launched
Cooler manufacturing plant in Kadoma established

1958

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
First room cooler, the Home Cooler, released

An image of the first air conditioner,

1962

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Name changed to Matsushita Seiko Co., Ltd.
Air purifier sales begins

1968

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Jet fans delivered

1969

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Manufacturing at Kusatsu Plant in Shiga begins

An exeterior image of Kusatsu plant in Shiga prefecture.

1972

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
The industry’s first wall-mounted air conditioner

An image of the industry's first wall-mounted heating and cooling air conditioner.

Overseas business expands
Malaysia Plant established

An exteterior image of Malaysia's plant.

1993

Heating & Cooling Solutions Business Division
Guangzhou Plant in China established

An exeterior image of Guangzhou plant in China.

2000—

A combination image of an exeterior image of Heating & Ventilation AC Company, a 24 hour operating ventilation fan, a logo of Panasonic and Sanyo Electric, Panasonic's 60 years in air conditioning business, an air inhibiting bacteria & virus deodorizer (for business use).

2003

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Matsushita Seiko Engineering Co., Ltd. changes name to Matsushita Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.

Ventilation fan for 24-hour ventilation released

An image of a 24 hour operating ventilation fan.

World’s first anti-allergen air purifier released

An image of the world’s first air purifier named “Allele Buster”.

2008

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Matsushita Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. changes name to
Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.

2009

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Sales company specialising in air conditioning established in Europe

An image of a logo of Panasonic and Sanyo Electric.

2013

Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
ziaino™, a sodium hypochlorite air deodoriser (for business), released

An image the air inhibiting bacteria & virus deodorizer (for business use).

2015

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Panasonic Air Conditioning Company established

2017

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Marks 60th anniversary in air conditioning business

An image of an icon of 60 years in the air conditioning business.

2019

Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division
Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division established

2021

Heating & Ventilation A/C Company, Panasonic Corporation, established