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Introduction to the Automation Controls Business Division

Overview of the Automation Controls Business Division

Under the slogan of “Finer control for better living.”, the Automation Controls Business Division is offering products worldwide to support product miniaturization, process laborsaving, and reliability enhancements in its three business fields: Automation control components; factory automation equipment; and automotive devices. In the automation control components business, our connectors, relays, and switches manufactured by our unique fine-processing technology contribute to the miniaturization and performance enhancement of customers' applications. In the factory automation equipment business, our precise solutions provide a wide variety of support in the creation of high added value at domestic and overseas manufacturing sites. Furthermore, in the automotive devices business, we create devices to promote comfort, safety, and environmental performance of automobiles, which will significantly contribute to future added value for automobiles.

Name    Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation, Automation Controls Business Division
Business Division Director    Kyoji Ueda
Location    1048, Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8686, Japan
Phone    +81-6-6908-1131

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History

1957Released the basic type Micro Switches.

1959Established the Devices Division.

1960Released the Power Relays.

1966Renamed the division to Automation Controls Division.

1967Opened a sales channel exclusively for the Automation Controls Division.

1968Released the Signal Relays.

1970Established Tatsuno Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Tatsuno Co., Ltd.)

1971Opened the Ise Factory.

1973Established Obihiro Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Obihiro Co., Ltd.)

1974Established MS-Relais GmbH (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Europe AG).
Established Aromat Corporation (currently Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America).

1976Released the Solid State Relays.

1981Released the Programmable Controllers.

1984Released the connector.

1987Made a capital participation in SUNX Limited. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Co., Ltd.)
Released the machine vision “IMAGECHECKER”.
Released the semiconductor relays “PhotoMOS Relays”.

1989Established Matsushita Automation Controls Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Electric Works Automation Controls Co., Ltd.)
Started relay production at Matsushita Electric Works, (Thailand) Ltd. (currently Panasonic Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.)

1990Established Matsushita Electric Works (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Automation Controls Sales Asia Pacific)
Established Matsushita Electric Works (Europe) AG (currently Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG).
Released the micro switches “Turquoise Switches”.

1991Released the board-to-board connector “Narrow Pitch Connector”.

1993Established Beijing Matsushita Automation Controls Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices (Beijing) Co., Ltd.)

1994Received the Okochi Memorial Production Award for the T-series relays.

1996Established Aromat Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Mexicana S.A. de C.V.)

1997Established Matsushita Electric Works (CZ) s.r.o. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Czech s.r.o.)

2001Developed MIPTEC (Microscopic Integrated Processing Technology).

2003Established Matsushita Electric Works, (Khon Kaen) Ltd. (currently Panasonic Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.)

2004Received the Okochi Memorial Production Award for MIPTEC (Microscopic Integrated Processing Technology).

2005Released the Acceleration Sensors.
Released the Optical Switches.
Constructed the Engineering Building of Obihiro Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Obihiro Co., Ltd.)

2008Changed the company name to Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Established a business alliance with Honda Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Contracted out production of automotive relays to Taiko Device Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices Taiko Co., Ltd.)
Panasonic Electric Works Tatsuno reduced its annual CO2 emissions by approx. 9% by using the Eco-Power Meter.
Released the FPC Connector.

2010Incorporated Taiko Device Co. Ltd. into the Group.
SUNX Limited succeeded to the Factory Automation Devices business of Panasonic Electric Works Co.,Ltd. and changed the company name to Panasonic Electric Works SUNX Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Co., Ltd.)

2012Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation through the Share Exchange.
Changed the company name from Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., Automation Controls Business Unit to Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation, Automation Controls Business Unit.
Started Connector production at Panasonic Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

2013Changed organization name from Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation, Automation Controls Business Unit to Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, Panasonic Corporation, Automation Controls Business Division.

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