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The VeloBase.com History of Panasonic
History by Year

1989
  • Final year of Panasonic Bicycle sales in North America 
1980
  • Began to export bicycles to T.I. Raleigh (U.S.A.)
  • Japanese Olympic Bicycle Team adopted Panasonic racing bicycles for the 1980 Moscow Olympics
1979
  • Began to export frames and bicycles to Europe.
  • Began to export frames and bicycles to Canada.
  • Began to export frames and bicycles to Australia.
  • Organized Panasonic/Shimano Racing Team in U.S.A.
1976
  • Japanese Olympic Bicycle Team adopted our bicycles for the Montreal Olympics.
  • Racing and 10 Speed bicycles were selected as up-to-date bicycles among the world bicycling manufacturers and demonstrated at Benjamin Franklin Institute in Philadelphia
1974
  • Wheel Assembly Factory Established
1973
  • Reward received for quality control from Osaka division of M.I.T.I.
1972
  • Japanese Olympic Bicycle Team adopted our racing bicycles for Munich Olympics.
1971
  • Panasonic Bicycles exported to the USA
1967
  • Japanese National Team uses Panasonic/National Bicycles
1965
  • National Bicycle factory established in Osaka
1962
  • JIS License Granted For Complete Bicycles
1958
  • JIS License Granted
1956
  • Sport type bicycle production begins
1952
  • Production of a roadster-model bicycle by C.K.D. National Tire Company established
1951
  • Bicycle frame production begins 1923 Battery powered bicycle headlamp was developed

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