Panasonic Automotive Systems Opens Office for Toyota Work

The Panasonic Automotive space in The Colony is built primarily to provide engineering, sales, and quality support for Toyota Motor North America, and features eight large vehicle bays for on-site research and development. 

Panasonic Automotive Systems

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America has opened at 15,000-square-foot office in The Colony to help support its business relationship with Toyota Motor North America, which is headquartered in Plano.

The Panasonic Automotive space — built primarily to provide engineering, sales, and quality support for Toyota Motor North America — features eight large vehicle bays for on-site research and development. It has the capability of adding 9,000 square feet of space.

The Colony office at 5904 Stone Creek Drive supports work only for customers at Toyota, Panasonic said, and is the company’s 16th location. Panasonic has another office nearby at 3461 Plano Parkway in The Colony that is part of its Panasonic Industrial Devices company, also known as PIDSA.

“Our new Dallas location extends Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America’s commitment to our customers and the importance of local collaboration.”
Scott Kirchner

“Our new Dallas location extends Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America’s commitment to our customers and the importance of local collaboration,” Scott Kirchner, president of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, said in a release. “As part of our long-term partnership with Toyota, we are celebrating 65 years of collaboration and look forward to contributing to the explosive growth in northern Dallas together.”

According to its website, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of North America is developing head-up displays with next-generation optics designed to give drivers better data displayed on the windshield, and is a leading developer of infotainment systems. 

The company also develops batteries and other technology for electric and hybrid vehicles and is partnering with Tesla at the Gigafactory to mass-produce lithium-ion battery cells.

Panasonic Automotive Systems

Attending the Panasonic ribbon cutting area from left to right: Shigeo Okuda, Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems vice president; Scott Kirchner, president of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America; Steve Basra, a Toyota vice president, Mark Shibata, Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems senior vice president; Takashi Yanagisawa, vice president at Toyota, and Hirotoshi Uehara, Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems vice president. [Photo courtesy of Panasonic Automotive Systems]

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