Panasonic is celebrating its centennial year in 2018.
Learn about our 100-year history and events for the anniversary.

History in Vietnam




Panasonic signed a contract with ESACO to distribute products under National brand such as Radio from the South to Central Vietnam.

Photo of 1950s

February 1962

Provided technical supporting services for Vien Dong Radio Company


March 1971

Panasonic was present in Vietnam as Vietnam National Company (NAVINACO) in HCMC

Photo of March 1971

May 1994

Panasonic established the first representative office in HCMC.

Photo of May 1994

November 1996

Established Matsushita Electric Vietnam (MEV) – a joint venture with Viettronics Thu Duc, in HCMC. Later changed name to Panasonic AVC Networks Vietnam company (PAVCV).

Photo of November 1996

June 2003

Established Matsushita Home Appliances Vietnam (MHAV), at Thang Long 1 IP, Hanoi. Later changed name to Panasonic Appliances Vietnam company (PAPVN).

Photo of June 2003

November 2005

Established Panasonic Vietnam as Holding company (PV), at Thang Long 1 IP, Hanoi.

Photo of November 2005

February 2006

Established Panasonic Communications Vietnam, at Thang Long 1 IP, Hanoi. Later changed name to Panasonic System Networks Vietnam company (PSNV).

Photo of February 2006

April 2006

Established Panasonic Electronic Devices Vietnam, at Thang Long 1 IP, Hanoi. Later changed name to Panasonic Industrial Devices Vietnam company (PIDVN).

Photo of April 2006


Established Panasonic Sales Vietnam (PSV, Sales & Marketing division of Panasonic Vietnam).


April 2007

Established Panasonic R&D Center Vietnam (PRDCV), in Hanoi.

Photo of April 2007

September 2010

Established Panasonic Risupia Vietnam in Hanoi (PRV).

Photo of September 2010

March 2012

Established Panasonic Appliances Vietnam branch in Hung Yen.

Photo of March 2012

January 2013

Established Panasonic Eco Solutions Vietnam company (PESVN), in Binh Duong.

Photo of January 2013

March 2013

Established Panasonic Insurance Service Vietnam Co., Ltd (PISVN), in Hanoi.

Photo of March 2013

October 2016

Established Panasonic Solution & Innovation Center Vietnam, at Thang Long 1 IP, Hanoi.

Photo of October 2016

April 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions Vietnam became sales and manufacturing company.

Photo of April 2017

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

Related Links

The museum introduces the life of Konosuke Matsushita and the numerous milestones that have marked the Panasonic's development.

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