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Company Overview

Company Name Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Head Office Location

Sumitomo Fudosan Shiodome Hamarikyu Bldg., 8-21-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

(Registered Place of Incorporation: 4-1-62 Minoshima, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City 812-8531, Japan)

Sites and Affiliates

Tel +81-3-5565-8700
Foundation April 1, 2022
CEO Yasu Higuchi
Business Development, manufacture and sale of devices, and provision of solutions, including system integration, installation, maintenance and repair services for the supply chain, public service, infrastructure, and entertainment sectors.
Employees Approx. 28,500 (as of April 1, 2022)
Annual Sales JPY924.9 billion (FY2022)
Business Sites​ Japan: 14 (incl. 5 factories), affiliated companies: 13; overseas: 30 (as of April 1, 2022)​

Panasonic Group Structure

Group Structure

Panasonic Connect Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

Sites and Affiliates

Japan-based offices and affiliated companies, and overseas offices.

Sites and Affiliates

Senior Management

Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members


Yasu Higuchi

Representative Director

Tatsuo Katakura

Representative Director

Yukari Kobayashi

Director

Satoko Shisai

Director

Hajime Shoji

Director

Yuki Kusumi

Director

Hirokazu Umeda

Director

Hideaki Harada

Director

Takeshi Nishikawa

Director

Yuji Kimura

Senior Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Hirokazu Yasuoka

Senior Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yoshikazu Nakajima

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Leadership Team


Yasu Higuchi

President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

CEO Message

Yasuyuki Higuchi

Duncan Angove

Senior Executive Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
CEO, Blue Yonder Holding, Inc.

Duncan Angove

Hideaki Harada

Senior Executive Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
In charge of Storage Business, i-PRO Co., Ltd.

Hideaki Harada

Tatsuo Katakura

Senior Executive Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
In charge of Global Solution Business
 President,
 Gemba Solutions Company
In charge of Construction Safety Regulations Administration

Tatsuo Katakura

Kenneth William Sain

Executive Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
CEO, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
In charge of Avionics Business Unit

Kenneth William Sain

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Executive Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Managing Director, Mobile Solutions Business Division
In charge of Zetes Industries S.A.

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Akihiro Akiyama

Senior Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Managing Director, Process Automation Business Division

Akihiro Akiyama

Faisal Pandit

Senior Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
In charge of Gemba Solutions for North America
President,
 Panasonic Connect North America

Faisal Pandit

Takeshi Nishikawa

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Managing Director,
 Financial and Accounting Division
In charge of DEI Promotion

Takeshi Nishikawa

Hiroyuki Nishiuma

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
In charge of Gemba Solutions for Europe
Managing Director,
 Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH

Hiroyuki Nishiuma

Yasuhiko Okumura

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Managing Director,
 Media Entertainment Business Division

Yasuhiko Okumura

Akira Sakakibara

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Managing Director,
 R&D Division
In charge of Intellectual Property

Akira Sakakibara

Nobuhiro Shinya

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Managing Director,
 Human Resources and Facility Services Division
Chief Health Officer

Nobuhiro Shinya

Yutaka Tamada

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
Managing Director,
 Legal Affairs and Compliance Division
In charge of Risk Management

Yutaka Tamada

Yukiko Yamaguchi

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Managing Director,
 Marketing Division
In charge of Design and DEI Promotion
Director, Corporate Culture Transformation Office

Yukiko Yamaguchi

Masae Yamanaka

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Vice President,
 Gemba Solutions Company
In charge of the collaboration with Blue Yonder Japan

Masae Yamanaka

Osamu Yuki

Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
In charge of Manufacturing, Procurement and Logistics
Managing Director,
 Manufacturing Innovation Division
Deputy Managing Director, Mobile Solutions Business Division

Osamu Yuki

Akihiko Kawano

Associate Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Managing Director,
 IT and Digital Promotion Division

Akihiko Kouno

Kiyotaka Yamamoto

Associate Vice President,
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
In charge of Quality Assurance, Environment Affairs, CS and Business Communication Business

Kiyotaka Yamamoto

Corporate History

2017 April Established Connected Solutions Company.
Yasu Higuchi appointed CEO of the company.
July Acquired all outstanding shares of Zetes Industries SA and completed its delisting.
October Moved head office to Hamarikyu office (Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
2018 April Announced the corporate vision “Gemba Process Innovation.”
August Hamarikyu office wins the 31st Nikkei New Office Award.
2019 January Established Customer Experience Center in Hamarikyu building.
September Endorsed the ”100% Paternity Leave Declaration” by Work-Life Balance Co., Ltd.
September Endorsed the recommendations on Marriage Equality by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ).
October Established a new company for a security system business.
2020 May Extended partnership with Blue Yonder and made a strategic equity investment.
June Received “Grand Prize” in the 9th Japan HR Challenge Awards.
2021 April Announced agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Blue Yonder.
June Endorsed the Equality Act Japan signature gathering campaign aimed at establishing an equality act for the LGBT community.
July Enhanced businesses related to “Gemba Process Innovation.”
September Acquired all outstanding shares of Blue Yonder.
2022 April Established Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Yasu Higuchi becomes CEO of the company.