COVID-19 gave rise to a chain of serious problems that affected the entire world, regardless of how hard the pandemic affected each individual country. Factory operations came to halt; supplies plummeted; deliveries were delayed; shortages caused price surges.
Despite those grave economic challenges, Panasonic Automotive Systems bucked the global trend and reported record-breaking future orders, thanks to its extensive network of regional offices, suppliers and logistics partners around the world.
Following the disruption, Panasonic Automotive Systems consolidated its status as the leading supplier to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. The Japanese company also devoted more attention to its North America, the world’s largest car market.
“We are the most complete end-to-end business in North America in terms of our capabilities for advanced engineering and product planning: from from concep, through design, production, manufacturing, post-sale service,” said Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America President and CEO Scott Kirchner.
Kirchner attributes their operational excellence and success to the customer relationship built on trust over the years.
“We’ve demonstrated during COVID-19 that by protecting our supply chains, we made sure our customers weren’t disrupted by any lack of supply. We deliver on time and ensure high quality. We are very thorough and very sure that the parts we design not only meet our customers’ needs but also last a long time,” he said.
And as the global auto industry steps up the development and production of electric vehicles, Panasonic Automotive Systems remains steadfast in its commitment to design new products and deliver services that will further improve the lives of people, benefit local communities and, protect the environment.
On its commitment to sustainable development, Panasonic’s initiatives include ensuring that its manufacturing operations reduce its carbon footprint and switchto renewable sources of energy, according to Kircher.