Panasonic launches European solutions company for “single point of contact”

Panasonic has announced the creation of a new European solutions company that will bring together its various business products and develop “world class solutions” for its myriad customers, at the same time offering a single point of contact and accountability.

Panasonic System Solutions Europe (PSSEU), a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe, develops market-specific solutions that include Panasonic devices, software, connectivity and third party products, all of them “delivered with world class design engineering and project management”.

PSSEU will initially focus its activities on three distinct vertical markets: utilities, transportation and logistics.

The new organisation will be led by Tony O’Brien, who boasts over 20 years’ experience in enterprise solutions, having previously worked with organisations such as Siemens Building Technologies.

“For nearly 100 years, Panasonic has been widely recognised for its technology excellence in consumer electronics,” said O’Brien. “This puts Panasonic in a unique position, because the majority of our business customers sell to consumers, too. This means we have a shared understanding of the type of challenges that our business customers face in the consumer market.”

Tony O'Brien

Tony O’Brien

O’Brien continued: “As a result, we’ve developed unique value packages tailored to specific customer needs. We’re using a fusion of sector expertise and technological innovation delivering customised solutions that improve efficiency, enhance customer experience and reduce business risk.”

An example of these value packages is a trespass warning system developed for the UK’s railway network. The new automated system will help to prevent trespass incidents at known hotspots, which cause customer delays and cost the railway network millions of pounds every year.

Operating across Europe, PSSEU is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany. It also has a number of subsidiaries, including Cameramanager (which is one of Europe’s leading cloud security providers) and Panasonic Business Software Europe, which offers advanced software for the control and management of logistics and supply chains.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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