A Globally Trusted Air Conditioning Brand
The Panasonic Air Conditioning Business Division has roots dating back 56 years and has grown to become a multinational company recognised around the world. Having originally manufactured compressors, the group have evolved through continuous innovation to providing comprehensive air conditioning solutions. Panasonic has become synonymous with superior quality and reliability and is a brand that people trust.
Here is a look at the history of the Panasonic Air Conditioning Business Division:
1958 – Panasonic introduces first Home Cooler
1961 – Home Coolers exported to South Vietnam
1965 – Room Coolers launched
1968 – Development of rotary compressors begins and external sales begin
1971 – Production of absorption chillers
1972 – The Division’s first overseas manufacturing base is established, MAICO. Exports to Japan, Indonesia, Australia and other markets begin
1983 – Inverter air conditioners launched
1985 – Development of scroll compressors begins. This means high efficiency, low noise and low vibration
1985 – First GHP (gas heat pump) VRF air conditioner
1989 – World’s first simultaneous 3-pipe heating/cooling VRF system
1990 – World’s first air conditioner with compact scroll compressor is launched
1993 – Matsushita-Wanbao Air Conditioner, Compressor and Air Conditioner Engineering is established.
1993 – The first large-capacity modular combination VRF system is released
1995 – World’s first large-capacity modular combination VRF system with simultaneous heating/cooling is released.
1995 – The first large-capacity modular combination VRF system with simultaneous heating/cooling
2003 – EcoCute systems with energy-saving technology that is quiet, lightweight and compact is launched. Automatic filter-cleaning function for air conditioners (AC robot) is also launched.
2005 – Panasonic’s products become very successful in Japanese market. Innovations such as airstream robots an motion sensors further grow Panasonic’s market share
2006 – Global production of Panasonic compressors reaches 200 million units
2008 – Air-to-water heat pump business in Europe starts. Hot water heating as alternative to conventional fuel-type heating systems. Panasonic air conditioners win Chairman’s award at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize awards. EcoCute wins Director General prize.
2009 – European sales company (PHAAE) is established and dedicated to selling air conditioners.
2010 – Collaborations with SANYO air conditioners begins. SANYO and Panasonic Electric Works become a wholly owned subsidiary
2011 – FSV series of large-capacity air conditioners are launched
2012 – New Panasonic Group inaugurated
2013 – VRF operation in Malaysia is expanded.
For more information on Panasonic Air Conditioning Solutions, call Brisbane air conditioner installers, Aussie Air Conditioning, for more. 1300 76 06 07.