Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.553 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2016. 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.
As the No.1 supplier of automotive infotainment systems, Panasonic Corporation achieved 1.3 trillion yen for gross sales of automotive business of Panasonic Group for the year ended March 31, 2015 and also aims to achieve up to 2 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2019, celebrating 100th anniversary of establishment of this company, which is targeting three business areas related to those keywords “Comfort” “Safety” and “Environment.” Thus, safe and comfortable traffic society would be realized after their development of the cockpit system to pursue the comfortable driving, Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) to reduce traffic accidents and also automotive battery system to enable eco cars to be downsized and high-performed.
Consolidated Group Sales for Fiscal 2015 (Year ended March 31)
Consolidated Group Sales Total:7,553 (yen, billions)
Sales by Business Segment
Appliances: 2,269 (yen, billions)
Eco Solutions: 1,611 (yen, billions)
AVC Networks: 1,170 (yen, billions)
Automotive & Industrial Systems: 2,709 (yen, billions)
Other, Eliminations and Adjustments: -205 (yen, billions)
Sales by Region
Japan: 3,602 (yen, billions)
North and South America: 1,241 (yen, billions)
Europe: 702 (yen, billions)
Asia：1,046 (yen, billions)
China: 963 (yen, billions)
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Masahisa Shibata is Senior Managing Executive Officer at Panasonic Corporation and Senior Vice President at Automotive & Industrial Systems Company since April 2014.
Mr Shibata was born in Kyoto, Japan. He graduated from Doshisha University and joined Matsushita Electric Trading Co., Ltd. in 1980. He has held numerous positions within Panasonic Automotive Systems and Panasonic Corporation between 1980 and 2014, including:
President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe GmbH
President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o.
Executive Senior Councilor, Panasonic Corporation
Director, Corporate Industrial Marketing & Sales Division
Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation
President, Automotive Systems Company
Managing Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation
Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company