Everybody is on their cell phone at all hours of the day (and night). Yet we know nothing about these companies that supply use with this wonderful, wireless technology. How did Verizon Cell Phones come to be? How did Panasonic cell phones come to be? Many of these companies began as mergers that had nothing to do with mobile technology. Some were even started almost 100 years ago, like Panasonic. Here’s a brief history of that company so the reader can have a better sense of what’s in his or hand all the time.
Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. They began as a company selling duplex lamp sockets. Through 1945, the end of world war II, the company manufactured light fixtures, motors and electric irons, all a far cry from Panasonic Cell Phones. After the war Panasonic regrouped and began selling radios, bicycles and appliances in the post-war boom of Japan.
In 1961 Konosuke Matsushita came to the United and met with American electronics dealers. The company soon began producing television sets for the U.S. market under the brand Name Panasonic, expanding again into Europe in 1979. Throughout the 1970’s and the early 80’s Panasonic manufactured high-quality, specialized electronic products for niche markets. These included short-wave radios, an excellent line of stereo receivers, CD players as well as other components.
Today Panasonic is the largest electronics manufacturer and producer in Japan. The now offer non electronic products and services such as phone renovation. As of 2007, it was also considered the 59th largest company in the world. They have been able to compete in every aspect of the electronics market to date. They work in Televisions, the making of new CD and DVD like disks that will replace the aforementioned as well as mobile phone and cellular accessories.
Who knew that in 1918, working in a factory for a duplex electric outlet company, that the very same company would go onto company against Verizon Cell Phones, Sony and other giant electronic companies. Not to mention they are doing this almost 100 years later. That is legitimate work ethic and perseverance. But that is exactly how the most successful companies succeed. They do it by finding anyway to fill voids in markets and expand operations as is considered necessary. So now you know when talking on Panasonic cell phones that company is simply competition to Verizon cell phones or anyone else, rather they are a company rooted in over 90 years of work.