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Company history

2012 Incorporation of Panasonic Electric Works into Panasonic Corporation
Integration of PEWEU into Panasonic Industrial Devices Domain
2011 Sales Network (Spain, UK, Switzerland & Italy become sales offices)
2010 Merger of PEW Germany and PEW Europe
2009 Merger of PEW Fire & Security and PEW Nordic
2008 Name change Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. to Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Name change Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. to Panasonic Corporation
2005 Name change to Panasonic Electric Works for overseas companies
2004 Matsushita Electric Industrial acquired the majority of stocks for
Matsushita Electric Works. Brand unification with Panasonic
2002-2004 Foundation of sales offices in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
2002 Acquisition of Vossloh-Schwabe in Europe in order to expand global lighting business (PEWVS)

Matsushita Electric Works in Europe as a united European group
Matsushita Electric Works becomes major shareholder of SUNX

1999 Foundation of Matsushita Automation Controls in Scandinavia
1998 New production plant in Czech Republic
1997 New warehouse in Pfaffenhofen
1992 New production plant in Pfaffenhofen
1991 Foundation of Matsushita Automation Controls Spain
1990 Foundation of Matsushita Automation Controls Germany
Move to Holzkirchen
Foundation of Matsushita Automation Controls Benelux
1989 Merger of SDS and MEW
Foundation of Matsushita Electric Works Europe AG
Konosuke Matsushita died
1981 Foundation of SDS UK
1980 Foundation of SDS Italia srl
1978 Foundation of SDS France SARL
1975 Foundation of SDS Switzerland AG
1974 Start of MS-Relais GmbH in Pfaffenhofen, Foundation of SDS Austria GmbH
1964 Start of cooperation MEW - SDS (Automation Controls Division)
1962 Foundation of SDS-Relais GmbH in Germany
1935 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI) & Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (MEW) were founded
1933 Introduction of Divisional concept in Japan
1929 Name change to Matsushita Electric Works
1925 Implementation of the brand National
1918 Foundation of Matsushita Electric by Konosuke Matsushita