Panasonic High-Tech Automotive Work Wins Electrical Supplier Award for "Operational Excellence"

  • FCA US LLC names Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America "Electrical Quality Supplier of the Year."
  • FCA US award based on External Balanced Scorecard performance – a rating system that evaluates performance on quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership.
  • Panasonic Automotive also wins Global Impact Award from Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, an electronics expert and a leader in automotive infotainment and connectivity system solutions, announced today it earned two prestigious business awards. FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. family of companies, named Panasonic "Electrical Quality Supplier of the Year," at an awards ceremony in Detroit on April 21. The FCA US award recognizes Panasonic's commitment to operational excellence and strong corporate values in innovation, sustainability and diversity. "It is extremely important to us to celebrate the achievements of our suppliers," said Tom Finelli, Head of North America Group Purchasing, FCA US, in a prepared statement. "Their success is our success. Our goal is to cultivate a thriving, innovative supply base that shares our values and can grow alongside us."

"It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from our valued customer, FCA US," said Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America President Tom Gebhardt. "Through innovation and operational excellence, we are committed to addressing the current business objectives and long-term strategy of FCA US, enabling the company to meet the ever-changing automotive electronic needs of its customers. On behalf of the worldwide Panasonic team, I would like to thank FCA US for acknowledging our dedication and contribution to their business success."

Panasonic and its U.S. automotive arm were also recognized for business excellence, innovation and leadership by the Metro Atlanta Chamber at a luncheon on April 22. As a 2015 Global Impact Award winner for Foreign Investment and one of Atlanta's notable leaders in international business, Panasonic ranks as the third largest employer in Fayette County, Georgia. Panasonic's U.S. automotive R&D division, located at Georgia Tech, is committed to innovation and collaborating with startups in automotive electronics.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber Global Impact Awards honors companies that have exceeded expectations, exhibiting excellence in local and global commerce.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic automotive, please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/automotive.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.

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Jim Reilly   +1 201-392-6067;   jim.reilly@us.panasonic.com
(Panasonic)

Georgienne Kirsten   +1 248 324-6741;   georgienne.kirsten@us.panasonic.com
(Panasonic Automotive)