From November 5 (Thu) to 7 (Sat), 2015, Panasonic showcased its advanced
cold chain solutions at the 17th China Retail Trade Fair (CHINASHOP)
held at the Wuhan International Expo Center in Wuhan, China. Amid 700
exhibitors and thousands of participants, Panasonic organized a press
conference on November 6th (Fri) to introduce its cold chain business
and its proactive strategy for B2B business in China to the media.
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The Panasonic booth at "CHINASHOP 2015" in Wuhan, China (Photo: Business Wire)
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"CHINASHOP" is the largest retail tradeshow in China, and the second
largest in the world. Since being first organized 16 years ago, it has
become a global barometer for the industry. Panasonic is displaying CO2
compressors, LED lighting, store controllers, remote management systems,
intelligent containers, low temperature distribution cases, and other
cold chain products. Under the concept, "offering comprehensive support
for store operation," Panasonic will help customers build eco-conscious,
intelligent, and highly efficient solutions.
Since December 2014, this is the fourth press conference Panasonic has
held in China about its B2B business, and it was attended by Hidetoshi
Osawa, Chairman of Panasonic Corporation of China, Ji Zhijian, the
Managing Director of the Dalian Bingshan Group Co., Ltd. and the
Chairman of Panasonic Appliances Cold Chain (Dalian) Co., Ltd. (PAPCCDL)
as well as Koichiro Aoki, the Managing Director of PAPCCDL. Chairman
Osawa spoke about the values Panasonic can provide to the cold chain
industry and the importance of its B2B business and then went on to say,
"Our cold chain business has the highest share in both China and Japan,
and it is an important area of our B2B business. We will continue to
develop innovative technologies to create products and solutions that
deliver new added value, and will continue to maintain our high shares
and competitive edge."
PAPCCDL's representatives also stated that the company will focus its
efforts on technological development and manufacturing that takes into
consideration the business environment around the world and in China,
and with respect to competitive edge, they asked for media's support in
defining what it ought to be. Currently, Panasonic conducts its cold
chain business in 4 key areas, Japan, China, Asia, and North America.
Panasonic is aspiring to establish a win-win relationship based on trust
with its customers across the world. By introducing cold chain products
and solutions developed in Japan to customers all around the world,
Panasonic will continue to meet the needs of the food distribution and
Panasonic is rapidly expanding its business by, for example, becoming
the first in the industry to implement a technology that uses a natural,
CO2 refrigerant and reduces the impact on the ozone layer, and has
continued to combine eco technologies and solutions. With energy saving
products such as freezers that use CO2 refrigerants and LED lighting,
Panasonic has contributed to significantly reducing the power
consumption at convenience stores. Furthermore, Panasonic has helped
customers build eco-conscious pilot shops with its energy managing
systems and cloud services that save energy and realize remote
operation. The Panasonic booth, which introduced advanced cold chain
technologies and products that bring to life intelligent technological
innovation and excellent productivity drew large crowds at the
China and Asia are strategically important markets for cold chain
systems. And in these markets, Panasonic products are contributing to
the entire distribution process "from farm to table" as an unsung hero.
Currently, PAPCCDL mainly manufactures products such as refrigerators
for supermarkets, refrigerators for beverages, and industrial freezers.
In the future, Panasonic will localize its energy management systems to
better suit the Chinese market and also expand into the distribution
industry. Panasonic will aim to further contribute to the food retail
industry in China.
Panasonic's cold chain business, a key component of its B2B business,
drew much attention at this exhibition. Nevertheless Panasonic is
upholding a "Cross Company" philosophy, which encompasses an extensive
range of B2B businesses including urban development, transportation,
environmental conservation, and new energy. Drawing on the group's
collective power, Panasonic will create new value for customers.
Panasonic also introduced AVC and eco solutions at "CHINASHOP 2015."
Chairman Osawa described the company's efforts to apply a "cross cell"
approach to its B2B business. "The Panasonic group aims to do 10
trillion yen by 2018, its 100th anniversary. To achieve this goal, we
are actively developing the B2B business globally, and we also aim to
further contribute to the development of the Chinese market to meet
increasing consumer needs.
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