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Old 12-19-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just curious because I know I read in another thread in this forum that their are only a few companies that do--I don't Panasonic makes car batteries, in fact I was surprised that it said Panasonic.

The battery came in my pre-owned Camry about 5.5 years ago--still going strong.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Panasonic batteries are made by Matsu****a or Mitsubishi, can't remember which. There's quite a lot of battery manufacturers out there actually, most of which you never hear about or see.

EDIT: LOL That blanked out word there is M A T S U S H I T A
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: NY
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Panasonic batteries are made by Matsu****a or Mitsubishi, can't remember which. There's quite a lot of battery manufacturers out there actually, most of which you never hear about or see.

EDIT: LOL That blanked out word there is M A T S U S H I T A
... is why they re-labelled it "Panasonic" to avoid giving the wrong impression

(J/K)
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: WA
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Panasonic is a trade name used by Matsu****a, a major Japanese firm.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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Just curious because I know I read in another thread in this forum that their are only a few companies that do--I don't Panasonic makes car batteries, in fact I was surprised that it said Panasonic.

The battery came in my pre-owned Camry about 5.5 years ago--still going strong.
Matsu****a Electric Instruments.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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M a t s u s h i t a (pronounced Mat-SU-shi-ta) is one of Panasonic's many related names, which also include "National".

The parent company, M A S U S H I T A , uses the Panasonic name only in the US, and in every other country, those same products are branded as "National".

That being said, my brother's Camry (circa mid-late '80s) came from the factory with a Panasonic battery, and it was still going strong when he traded the car in after 7+ years.

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Old 12-19-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thanks everyone, but why is the name M**** treated a with profane name?
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, but why is the name M**** treated a with profane name?
If you look within the name M A T S U S H I T A, you will likely see a word that is picked up by this site's filtering software as an obscenity. If you don't see it, please let us know, and we can provide counsel on your other problems...

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Old 12-19-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I always thought that Johnson Controls was the major manufacturer of car batteries (along with many other electronic automotive parts). I know they distribute batteries under quite a few brand names.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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I always thought that Johnson Controls was the major manufacturer of car batteries (along with many other electronic automotive parts). I know they distribute batteries under quite a few brand names.
They are and they do. They make Interstate, Die Hard, Duralast, Champion, Kirkland, Optima, and many more. Pretty large share of the market.
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