Panasonic provides nanoe ™ X air quality solutions for 2,000 GrabCar vehicles in Vietnam

Hochiminh City, January 14 2020 Panasonic cooperates with Grab to organize the Press Gathering to announce the application of nanoeTM X technology. With the desire to provide a comprehensive clean air solution, bringing high-quality air to everyone, Panasonic Corporation announced a partnership with Grab Holdings Inc. - the leading everyday superapp in Southeast Asia, including mobile space, using nanoeTM X technology which is proven inhibitory effects against the SARS-CoV2 virus. Panasonic aims to solve social problems by meeting the demands for air quality, especially in the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic provides nanoe ™ X air quality solutions for 2,000 GrabCar vehicles in Vietnam

2,000 units of Grab cars in Hanoi and Hochiminh will be equipped with nanoeX generators.

Specifically, in Vietnam, 2,000 units of Grab cars in Hanoi and Hochiminh will be equipped with nanoeX generators, with the purpose of enabling clean air in mobile space and comfortable rides for Vietnamese people on Grab vehicles.
Mr. Marukawa Yoichi, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam Co. Ltd, shared: “the novel coronavirus is raging around the world, threatening people's health and forcing a major change in our way of life. Amidst the growing interest in cleanliness in air quality in particular, we have decided to work together with Grab using nanoe™ X technology, which is the core of our purifying technology, tested and verified the inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus. During our journey in Vietnam, Panasonic remains our mission of contributing to life quality of Vietnamese people and prosperity of Vietnam. Following our proposal to be the Total Wellness Solution providing company, focusing on the safety, health and comfort of Vietnamese people and sustainable development of Vietnam, as a start for the year 2021, our 50th year in Vietnam, we decided this partnership as one of our actions to improve people’s lives and solves new social issues. We believe that Panasonic’s solution to air quality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to our meaningful cooperation with Grab and the event today.”

Panasonic provides nanoe ™ X air quality solutions for 2,000 GrabCar vehicles in Vietnam

Mr. Marukawa Yoichi, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam Co. Ltd, shared Panasonic's mission and vision for air quality solutions.

In recent years, interest in air quality has been increasing worldwide. Under the slogan of "QUALITY AIR FOR LIFE" mainly in Southeast Asia, Panasonic is providing air quality solutions that control temperature, humidity, ventilation, and airflow to deliver high-quality air environments tailored to homes, stores, offices, etc. At the core of these solutions is Panasonic’s proprietary nanoe™ clean technology.
nanoe™ is a nanosized particulate ion produced by applying a high voltage to water in the air and contains hydroxyl radicals (highly reactive components) that easily act on various substances. The production of these hydroxyl radicals has been increased tenfold compared to conventional products, and nanoe™ X(*) is used in home appliances such as air purifiers, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators, as well as in automobiles, trains, and commercial air conditioning equipment because of its various effects such as deodorisation, suppression of bacteria and allergens.
The nanoe™ X generator, which will be installed in GrabCar Premium vehicles, is powered by a USB port and is compact enough to fit in a car cup holder, making it easy to generate nanoe™ X to clean the air inside the car.

Panasonic provides nanoe ™ X air quality solutions for 2,000 GrabCar vehicles in Vietnam

The nanoe™ X generator is compact enough to fit in a car cup holder.

The partnership was announced welcoming Panasonic's 50th anniversary of official operation in Vietnam (1971 - 2021). In 2020, Panasonic announced its new business value proposition, by officially changing from general Consumer Electronic Company to Wellness Solutions Providing Company, pioneering in providing human-oriented technology trends with the mission "Passion for your health and comfort", at the same time, proposing solutions to urgent social problems in order to contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam.

Over the years, Panasonic Vietnam has always strived to realize the basic business philosophy of "contribute to society" initiated and built up by the Founder, not only by gradually expanding production and business activities in Vietnam, but also by leading in social responsibility activities with the focus on education and environment, as two key factors to realize the country's sustainable development in its viewpoint.

Panasonic provides nanoe ™ X air quality solutions for 2,000 GrabCar vehicles in Vietnam

Panasonic Corporation announced a partnership with Grab Group - a super popular application in Southeast Asia.

The project is implemented in five major cities - Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with a total of 5,500 GrabCar vehicles installed with nanoe™ X generators. Panasonic will continue to pursue the realisation of "QUALITY AIR FOR LIFE" in various areas of our lives and society, including home appliances, automotive, and housing-related fields, to deliver a healthy lifestyle.

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About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.49 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global.

Panasonic Group of Companies in Vietnam

Panasonic Vietnam (PV) is the first 100% foreign invested company to assume the role of the country headquarter in Vietnam. As of July 2013, Panasonic Vietnam Group comprises of eight companies including Panasonic Vietnam and its sales division of Panasonic Sales Vietnam (PSV), Panasonic Research & Development Center Vietnam (PRDCV), five manufacturing companies including Panasonic AVC Networks Vietnam (PAVCV), Panasonic Appliances Vietnam (PAPVN), Panasonic System Networks Vietnam (PSNV), Panasonic Industrial Devices Vietnam (PIDVN), Panasonic Life Solutions Vietnam (PLSVN), and the Panasonic Insurance Service Vietnam (PISVN). The Group currently employs a total workforce approximately 7,000 people. In Vietnam, Panasonic is one among those enterprises that place great emphasis on social activities surrounding education and environment.
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