Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Group & Global Headquarters, Panasonic Corporation based in Osaka, Japan is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs.
In Asia Pacific Region, Panasonic has a long standing presence beginning from its first factory in Thailand in 1961. Over the years, Panasonic's operation has rapidly expanded in the region. Today, its operations span across 9 countries with a total of 75 companies, employing a total workforce of about 82,000 and achieving a total sales of USD 9,457 million as of FY2005, or 26% of Panasonic Corporation's overseas sales.
In 2006, Panasonic Management has been established as a Country Headquarter in the country. The establishment of HQ company aims to enhance competitiveness in Thailand to be sub-regional Hub in Asia / Oceania region.