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Panasonic Builds Additional Motor Plant at Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong
With the new motor plant, Panasonic Ecology Systems 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 Committee(*1), 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
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)|
Get a Big Green Thumbs-up from the China Indoor Environment Monitoring Committee
2012 Indoor Environmental Protection Industry Top 10 News Award
Panasonic's air purifiers have received great commendations from the China Indoor Environment Monitoring Committee winning the following 2 awards: 2012 Indoor Environmental Protection Industry Top 10 News Award and 2012 China Indoor Environmental Protection Industry New Recommended Product Award.
There is growing concern about PM2.5 air pollution(*1) in China. Panasonic has introduced products that boast impressive removal rate of PM2.5 particles to help address these concerns. In recognition of its efforts, it has been awarded the 2012 Indoor Environmental Protection Industry Top 10 News Award. The second award has been given to Panasonic's air purifier, "F-VX50C," for its excellent capacity to remove PM2.5 particles from the air and energy-saving performance brought to life by the ECO NAVI technology.
It was in 2004 that Panasonic began selling air purifiers in China. By 2012, Panasonic's air purifier line-up consisted of 7 models, which are all very highly appraised. Panasonic will continue to help improve air quality with IAQ(*2) products such as air purifiers.
(*1) PM2.5 refers to particles that are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. It is believed that these fine particles cause health problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Pollution from particulate matter in the air is becoming increasingly serious in Beijing and many other cities in China.
(*2) IAQ: Indoor Air Quality.
Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd
Panasonic Ecology Systems will continue to help realize an "environment that is friendly to people and the Earth" through its efforts in the fields of Indoor Air Quality (which include products such as air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and ventilators) and Environmental Engineering (which reduces our impact on the environment through purification of water, air, soil and energy solutions).