Panasonic looked to invest ¥400 billion in growth segments, including electric-vehicle cells, and another 200 billion yen in hydrogen device technology over three years through fiscal 2024. Panasonic targeted an accumulated operating profit of ¥1.5 trillion over the period.
Panasonic weighed a site for a U.S. factory where it looked to build next-generation batteries for Tesla and other automakers.
Panasonic also saw opportunities in supply-chain software, acquiring Blue Yonder, which made supply-chain management tools and used artificial intelligence to predict product demand.
By Anusuya Lahiri
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