Since founding in 1918, Panasonic has grown to become the largest Japanese electronics producer. In addition to electronics, Panasonic offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic was ranked the 89th-largest company in the world in 2009 by the Forbes Global 200.
Panasonic Corporation of North America is the name of the company's USA division. Founded in New York City at the MetLife Building in September 1959, it was known as Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (MECA) prior to 2005. It is currently based in Secaucus, New Jersey