Here you can find out how Panasonic keeps making "A Better Life, A Better World" from 1918 to 2018.

History of Panasonic New Zealand

Panasonic New Zealand is part of Panasonic Corporation, known as the Matsushita Group until October 2008. Matsushita first entered the New Zealand market in 1962, supplying refrigerator parts to Fisher & Paykel. In 1971, a sales agreement between Matsushita and Fisher & Paykel saw the introduction of National and Panasonic electronic products to the New Zealand market, with all products rebranded Panasonic in 1987. Today, Panasonic New Zealand has 115 employees across Christchurch, Wellington and its headquarters in Auckland, and continues to be part of the fabric of New Zealand.

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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The Panasonic Museum aims to pass on Konosuke Matsushita's lofty goal, and the products, technologies and passion of its predecessors; the museum was established for everyone, to pass on the "heart" of Panasonic to future generations.

Panasonic Corporation and The Mainichi Newspapers agreed to undertake a joint time capsule project in celebration of the Japan World Exposition 1970: EXPO '70.