|Deep thanks, strong optimism and quality products describe the Panasonic Group of Companies in Thailand. This year the group is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Panasonic (Thailand) Co., Ltd. as the first overseas manufacturing company for Panasonic after the Second World War. A top foreign investor and employer in Thailand, Panasonic now runs a total of 22 companies here. This includes 12 manufacturing plants, five sales companies, and management, R&D, finance and insurance operations. The group employs about 18,000 people locally.