Position
Founder
Active
: no
Founder
: no
Start
March 13, 1918
End
around 1973
Location
: Osaka, Japan

About

Matsushita Electric Industrial was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets. In 1927, it began producing bicycle lamps, the first product which it marketed under the brand name National. In 1961, Konosuke Matsushita traveled to the United States and met with American dealers. The company began producing television sets for the U.S. market under the Panasonic brand name, and expanded the use of the brand to Europe in 1979.The company used the Nation... (continued)