Saturday, August 6, 2016

Panasonic Opens "cloud9 Innovation Center", a State-of-the-Art Showroom in the United States

OSAKA, Japan - Friday, August 5th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic today announced that Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a Panasonic group company, opened the cloud9 Innovation Center featuring its partnership with best-in-class complementary technology companies with which it works to deliver integrated, turnkey solutions for building electronics products. Cloud9 highlights several total line solutions combining Industry 4.0 functionality, award-winning hardware and software, and process expertise with world-class support.

Faisal Pandit, President, Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, stated “The opening of cloud9 is a game-changer for us… We expanded our total line solutions capability and it’s now about the entire process, the entire line. We have partnered with over thirty complementary technology suppliers and brought them together in cloud9. On top of that, PanaCIM®, our enterprise-level software allows us to integrate the entire line and offer a single solution to our customers.”

Over 50 manufacturers attended the grand opening, participated in twelve dedicated technology demonstrations, discovered future new product and technology introductions, and experienced three technology seminars during the two day event. Shawn Robinson, Sr. SMT Product Manager, furthered, “cloud9 truly allows any customer to dive deep into specific applications or see everything Panasonic brings to the table at the Innovation Center. Even though you may not see the Panasonic name on the smart phone you use, the electric vehicle you drive, or the TV you watch… Panasonic equipment is critical in assembling the products that you buy every day.”

Panasonic chose cloud9 as the name for the Innovation Center because the term means a state of perfect happiness. It reflects on their mission to provide customers with smart factory solutions, IoT manufacturing connectivity, and ultimate customer satisfaction. “PanaCIM integration brings visibility to the entire factory and reduces a manufacturer’s total investment, pain points, and management aspects significantly”, continued Mr. Pandit, “The future of PanaCIM is all about connectivity and cloud9 will be a huge value add for our customers in the long run.”

Panasonic is also planning to install Factory Automation (FA) showrooms in Bangkok, Jakarta and Hanoi to expand FA business globally.

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About Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.553 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2016. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic:

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