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Mar 18, 2013

Panasonic Builds Additional Motor Plant at Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong

With the new motor plant, PESES will increase its production capacity to 10 million motors by FY2019 and accelerate the expansion of its IAQ product business globally.

Kasugai, Aichi Pref., Japan - Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. (PESES), a Panasonic group company, announced that it has built an additional motor plant on the premises of Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd. (PESESGD), its subsidiary production company in Guangdong, China. An opening ceremony for the new plant was held on March 18, 2013.

PESES is globally expanding its business in indoor air quality (IAQ) products, including ventilation fans and air purifiers. PESESGD, the company's main plant, produces IAQ products for Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe as well as China. The company offers IAQ products with superior performance and excellent energy efficiency, such as its air purifiers, which have been highly appraised by the China Indoor Environment Monitoring Committee1, and its ventilation fans, which have received ENERGY STAR certification in North America.

Continuing to see the business outside Japan as a pillar of growth, the company set up a target of raising the overseas sales percentage of its IAQ business to 50% or higher. To achieve this target, the company has decided to boost the production capacity of PESESGD.

Specifically, in addition to the construction of an additional plant on the premises to manufacture motors, which are a core component of IAQ products and have a major effect on their basic performance, energy efficiency, quality, cost, etc., related equipment has also been installed in the plant with the aim of increasing production capacity to 10 million motors by the end of FY2019 (April 2018-March 2019), which is more than double the current capacity.

Panasonic will continue to globally contribute to the creation of healthy and comfortable indoor environments by offering its IAQ products with excellent energy efficiency.

Profile of the New Plant

Total floor space
18,200 m² (two stories)
Products AC and DC motors
Production start March 2013

Profile of PESESGD

Name Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd.
(In Chinese: 広東松下環境系統有限公司)
Address 2 South Chaogui Road, Shunde High-tech Industrial Zone, Foshan, Guangdong, China
Foundation September 13, 1993
Site area 86,929 m²
Products Air purifiers, ventilation fans, range hoods, air blowers, etc.
Production scale
About 3.5 million IAQ products, 4.6 million motors in FY2013 (April 2012-March 2013)

1 For further information, please see "Panasonic air purifiers were given awards from the China Indoor Environment Monitoring Committee" issued on February 21, 2013 in Topics.
http://panasonic.co.jp/news/topics/2013/108654.html

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

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