Panasonic, now a household name in many parts of the world, is an internationally recognised global brand, with an outstanding reputation for top quality products and service.

The company started in Japan in 1918, when Konosuke Matsushita formed the Matsushita Electric Devices Manufacturing Works. The brand name Panasonic came along in 1955, when they were expanding into international markets.

How the name came about is charmingly simple. They were selling radios, and put together the words Pan meaning all, and sonic for sound, so Panasonic simply means all sound.