During World War II the company operated factories in Japan and other parts of Asia which produced electrical components and appliances such as light fixtures, motors, electric irons, wireless equipment and its first vacuum tubes.
After the war, Panasonic regrouped as a Keiretsu and began to supply the post-war boom in Japan with radios and appliances, as well as bicycles. Matsushita's brother-in-law, Toshio Iue, founded Sanyo as a subcontractor for components after World War II. Sanyo grew to become a competitor to Panasonic, but was later acquired by Panasonic in December 2009.
Panasonic entry into air-conditioning was with the world’s first electric fans, in 1936
In 1958 Panasonic developed the first compact air conditioner for windows; it was lightweight and easy to install, improving the quality of life in Japanese homes. This developed and a range of split systems was later launched.
During 1973 Panasonic launched the first highly efficient air-to-water heat pump in Japan, before in 1975 becoming the first Japanese air conditioner manufacturer in Europe.
With the purchase of Sanyo in 2009 Panasonic entered the VRF market in its own right, with launches of new ranges of VRF and Gas Driven VRF systems in 2011.
Panasonic technology has now created an extensive air-conditioning range featuring
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